The Henry Hotel Wedding of Julie & Ryan: July 8, 2023
“Working with Mike Staff was super easy. They made this entire process seamless and worry-free. I will be recommending Mike Staff in the future.” – Happy bride, Julie
Our Love Story
Our proposal took place in Punta Cana while having a sunset dinner on the beach. I was completely shocked and was not expecting to get engaged on this trip. It was such a dream!
Our Favorite Wedding Memories
EVERYTHING! It’s hard to choose just one or two moments from our wedding day. Everything was exactly how we had envisioned and more. I do love that we did a first look. It was so special just to share this moment together before the hustle and bustle of the day. My wedding gift for my husband was Sparty the Michigan State mascot. He arrived just as dancing began and it truly was such a fun moment to surprise him. It got all our guests up and to the dance floor and was the perfect way to kick off the fun evening.
Wedding DJ Experience
Our wedding DJ, James was WONDERFUL!!! I had to make sure he was in on the surprise for my husband and James was so great in helping to pull it off. He made sure the dance floor was packed and that everyone was having a great time. Highly recommend James! Our first dance song was “You” by Dan and Shay.
Wedding Photography Experience
Our wedding photographer was fantastic. She was so easy to work with and captured the most wonderful moments. Since we have gotten our pictures back I have looked at them every day. I LOVE them all so much! (Gallery below)
Wedding Videography Experience
I heard that the day of your wedding flies by and so I knew I would want to capture those moments by securing a wedding video. Watching our video makes us relive our day over and over again. My favorite part was seeing everyone enter for the ceremony and watching everyone have a great time on the dance floor. I have watched our video everyday since receiving it. I will always recommend to other brides to get a videographer. It is a MUST.
Our Wedding Planning Advice
Enjoy every single minute! Take it all in!
Julie & Ryan’s Wedding Vendors
- Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Henry Hotel
- Florist: Breath of Spring
- Wedding Cake: Graf’s Pastry
- Wedding Dress: The Dress Shop
- Hair & Makeup: The Make Up Loft
- Invitations: Jen’s Invites
- Mike Staff Productions: Wedding DJ, Photography & Videography