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sean and amber outside on their wedding day

Tartan Fields Wedding Photos

SO, I REALLY missed their first anniversary, but this wedding needs to be seen by the world! It was so pretty and fun. I love Amber and Sean. They have the most amazing way of joking around with each other. I’ll never forget their first look. Sean was just talking to himself and making himself laugh. As Amber stood behind him waiting to tap him on his shoulder, Amber couldn’t stop laughing and was trying so hard to compose herself. They have a way of being so intimately funny.

After the first look, we hopped on some golf carts and explored the grounds at Tartan Fields and found some stunning little spots to take some dreamy photos. The bridesmaids’ sage green gowns looked perfect against the landscape. After photos, we all met up behind the Country Club because their ceremony was about to begin. This outdoor ceremony spot overlooked the perfectly manicured golf course and provided the perfect “wow” factor as they exchanged their vows.

After the ceremony, everyone was treated to a patio cocktail hour as the sun lowered in the sky. It was then time to party the night away.  Their reception was detailed with white and sage green. Their cake was by Kelly’s Cakery and tasted delicious. I loved that both Sean and Amber individually stood and thanked their guests with very heartfelt speeches. Amber and Sean concluded dinner with their first dance where they were wrapped up tight in each other’s arms. After open dancing started, I saw some of the best dance moves from any of my 2019 weddings.

Amber and Sean, I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to have been there as you both said: “I do”. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you both! XO J

kendra and jacob hug on tartan field golf course

Tartan Fields Engagement Photos

When I first met Kendra, I felt like I was hanging out with the cool kid from school. She has fun hair and an awesome sense of style and self. Also, her middle name is Joy and just to be around her is to understand why. When I met Jacob, I felt like I was meeting a better-looking version of Prince Harry. They are both so laid back and easy to photograph together. They have a playful and loving way of interacting with each other.

Some of my brides might actually recognize Kendra, as shes a wedding and events coordinator for Tartan Fields. It’s actually where she and Jacob first met when he worked there as a golf instructor! So naturally, we started their engagement session on the golf course. Woods, wispy romantic grasses and two smiling faces, what’s not to love about this place. That mixed with some perfect lighting and I was in heaven! Speaking of perfect lighting, I adore having the opportunity to do a cool silhouette, and an embankment on the golf course provided the ideal opportunity. Big pillowy clouds offset against a bright blue sky were a stunning backdrop for these two. From there we went across town to German Village where everything was just the right amount of evening sun-kissed. I can’t wait for these two to say I do this November. Until then, I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them! XO Jess

Tartan Fields Wedding

OK YES! I’m so excited to be writing about this wedding today. You might remember these two from their amazing engagement shoot posted earlier last year here. Holy heck that was a fun day. These two have killer personalities and I feel so lucky to have spent their wedding day with them among family and friends.

The entire wedding and reception took place at Tartan Fields, a stunning country club with landscapes that would make you weep. Ok, not really- but it was really quite perfect.

Their ceremony took place indoors in a beautiful room that had lots of natural light and towering ceilings. It felt like the room was giving you a hug. The front altar was adorned with white sheer drapes that were uplit a soft pink. Colleen’s Trousseau gown had layers and layers of magical perfection that floated away from her as she walked. My favorite part of the service was their commitment ceremony. Instead of just lighting a unity candle, they had everyone hold an individual candle- a beautiful way to include the guests in their commitment to one another.

The reception was held in a grand tent on the back lawn. When you walked in, the first thing you would probably notice was the opulent flower chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Petals & Leaves florist really outdid themselves with this one. The cake table was a site for sore eyes if you’re either a Michigan or an Ohio State fan, as this is a house divided and both were represented in their full glory with cakes from Alice’s Piece of Cake. As speeches were given, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. And then the real fun started- what an amazing party this was, including but not limited to Andy’s incredible garter lap-dance. Lol! I wish I could have just moved my stuff into this tent Billy Madison style and lived in it- it was SO beautiful. Colleen and Andy, a heartfelt thank you for having me with you on your wedding day. XO Jess