Julie and Greg’s DAC wedding was more than the union of two high school sweethearts, it was a celebration of family. These two have such an obvious respect for each other, their families and their history that was just so touching.
It’s obvious that Julie and Greg spent a lot of time thinking about how to weave in some special elements from both families to create a gorgeous and elegant day. Greg’s wedding band, which previously belonged to his grandfather and great grandfather, contains several different metals as it was re dipped around World War II when gold wasn’t available. The Model T, which was restored by Julie’s great-uncle and transported her to the church and the reception, was also used for her parent’s wedding.
Their Detroit Athletic Club wedding featured a large table of family portraits, as well as several wedding cakes, each topped with the cake toppers from family members weddings. On top of that, they celebrated their marriage at Old St. Mary’s church, making them the fifth couple in three generations of Greg’s family to be married there!
These sweet incorporations of family history, along with a few of their own personal touches and their playful and lighthearted attitudes, made for a stunning and timeless wedding day!
This was a wedding of firsts for the 3rd Street Films crew. And I’m sure you can guess from the title they involved flower cannons and a flash mob.
They ceremony was held at St. Scholastica, which is very special to Kristi’s family. She was baptized there and her father attended the church growing up. Another special addition was the Vanguard Voices choir, and when they sang the Hallelujah Chorus, Kristi and Josh kissed and the flower cannons went off. As you can see in the trailer it was pretty spectacular.
To keep the surprises coming, at the end of the cocktail hour a Wayne State dance crew busted into a flash mob on the first floor of the Detroit Athletic Club and danced their way up the stairs to the ballroom.
With over 11 years in the business I thought I saw it all until Kristi and Josh pulled off two really exciting additions to their wedding day. I think we sometimes fall into the mindset that weddings have to be completely serious and reserved, but Kristi and Josh show that you can mix crazy fun and serious together to make an awesome event!
Ceremony: St. Scholastica
Reception: The Detroit Athletic Club
Photographer: Ray Anthony
Wedding coordinator: Carolyn Hefner from The China Closet
Florist: Jen House Design
Flower cannons: The Elysium Experience