Karin + Matt
Apple Orchard Wedding
August 31, 2014
Wiard's Orchards & Country Fair
A special congratulations to Karin and Matt on their beautiful Summer Apple Orchard Wedding!
For their wedding, they decided to return to Karin's hometown and exchange vows at Wiard's Orchard in Ypsilanti Michigan, close to Ann Arbor. Ironically enough, the groom, Matt, is actually an Ohio State University alumni and his part of the wedding planning was choosing the wedding colors: Ohio State Scarlet and Grey! It was a fun treat to see the OSU colors so close to the University of Michigan. :-)
Karin and Matt have a special connection and it's hard not to crack a smile when you see the two of them together. Laughter is such a huge part of their lives and their cheerful personalities can quickly brighten up any room. My favorite part of photographing their day was how natural the photographs of the two of them were. They are so comfortable with one another and not afraid to show their love. It didn't matter if the camera was there, Matt and Karin were so head over heels that it was easy to capture all the authentic laughs and smiles on their big day.
We had scouted out a few locations at the orchard for portraits the day before their wedding, but also had the special treat of photographing them with some antique cars that belonged to Karin's grandfather. One of my favorite sets of images is when we photographed them in front of a beautiful navy-blue Ford!
Special care was put into all the details of their day- from the unique location, to the rustic shelter house, to the log guestbook, and tree inspired wedding cake, every detail showcased the apple orchard theme. But their wedding was memorable, not just because of the fabulous theme, but the fun, family focused atmosphere of the whole day. Both Matt and Karin came from larger families and included them throughout the wedding process. Most of the wedding party members were siblings or cousins.
The ceremony was very picturesque and was held in front of rows of apple trees and had a backdrop of puffy clouds. Karin's father was the officant which was such a neat way to include Karin's family. :-) The reception that followed was so much fun! The dance floor was packed until late in the evening. We enjoyed capturing all of the excitement and dancing on the floor by friends and family. All who attended had a wonderful time and I know that it will be a wedding they'll talk about for years to come!
I am so excited for Karin and Matt and wish them all the best in this next chapter of their lives together!
Enjoy some of my favorites from their wedding!
Last minute seating chart planning!
Matt & Karin during their first look session!
Karin had a first look session with her dad!
Congratulations again Karin & Matt!
Karin & Matt's Wedding Vendors:
DJ: Book That DJ
Videography: DeVenny Productions
Catering: Saline Downtown Diner aka Smoke BBQ
Rentals: Delux Tents and Events
Cake: Rene Sohonage
Flowers: Renee Basore, Sally Keene, & Alicia Keene
Hair & Make-up: Primp Beauty
Wedding Ceremony Programs: Jess Boyd
Decorations: Mary Beth Irwin
Wedding Dress Seamstress: Morning Glory Fashions, Bernice Muschlitz
Photography: Muschlitz Photography LLC
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