Our Real Wedding: November 8, 2019
- Wedding Venue: Addison Oaks Buhl Estate
- Bakery: Christine’s Cakes & Pastries
- Florist: Viviano Flower Shop
- Wedding Dress: Piera’s Bridal
- Live Event: Trisha Strickland at Michigan Event Painter
- Mike Staff Productions: Wedding DJ, Photography & Videography
I have already started recommending Mike Staff! Your team made it easy for us to just enjoy our wedding knowing we were taken care of. The professionalism is world class. But not only was the staff professional, they made us feel like they really cared and that made all the difference.Happy Bride, Emily
Our Love Story
My husband and I met in Room 214 of Elliot Hall at Oakland University. At first, we were just friends. But after Rob graduated, he sent me a Facebook message asking what I was doing the next day. I said nothing much. And he said that I was now going out with him. And that’s pretty much how our whole relationship has gone. With each other, it’s always been easy. We got engaged at the spot we had our first kiss… my driveway. But it was perfect for us.
Our Wedding Video
We read so many wedding advice pieces that said get the video! Even if it is something you won’t watch every day, it is so magical to have a video of the moment. So you can hear it and see it all in action years down the road. I can’t wait to show our kids one day.
Our Wedding Photos
Mark and Holly were the best photographers I could have possibly asked for. Taking pictures is really not my favorite or Rob’s favorite… but they made it enjoyable and easy. In fact, I normally hate pictures of myself, but looking back at all the moments Mark and Holly captured… I felt perfectly stunning. I know that as life moves on in the future, all the pictures of friends and family celebrating will become that much more dear to us. Even though I already look at my favorites once a day!
Our Wedding DJ
Our DJ, Brad, was absolutely incredible. He navigated family, friends, and all the chaos with ease. I honestly can’t remember a specific song he played that got everyone on the floor… because everyone dance from the moment the music started going!
We chose Everything by Parachute for our first dance. Rob had sent me a song by Parachute that popped up on a playlist he was listening to, I wound up listening to the album and fell in love with this specific song. It even references Union Square, which is in San Francisco where we knew we wanted to spend our honeymoon.
Our Favorite Wedding Memories
While Rob and I certainly enjoy an easy laid back kind of night, we definitely wanted a formal and elegant wedding with a bit of old fashioned charm. Our favorite moments were our first dance and walking into cocktail hour and seeing all our friends and family waiting for us!