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The Colony Club Wedding Reception Photography

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Detroit Wedding Photographer's Blog on downtown Detroit Wedding: Emily and Bill were leaving their wedding for their new life down south to live as a preacher and his wife. So while I knew they were a lovely, warm couple with gracious and loving people surrounding them, I was also pleased as punch that their inherent silliness came through their wedding pictures loud and clear. Their wedding was in the lovely, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church downtown Detroit. This place is absolutely gorgeous and it's also one of those Detroit churches that makes me glad I'm a Detroit wedding photographer that happens to carry a ton of wedding lighting equipment. Making beautiful old historic Detroit churches shine in all their glory takes a lot of technical skills as a wedding photographer. Dark paneling, lots of ambiance and unique lighting during the ceremony all made my job extra challenging. Good thing I'm a wedding photographer that likes a challenge. I guess I'd been watching too much "Ghost Hunters" because I kept thinking that beautiful church would be an awesome location for a haunting!

With light fading away into the winter's night, I was able to take Emily and Bill across the street from the Detroit's Colony Club where the wedding reception was, and get some nice Detroit style wedding portraits that placed them, but didn't scream DETROIT. This was my first time at the Colony Club (a place I'm shooting quite a bit this year) and it offers lots of old world glamor which suited Emily's style completely. The ballroom is beautiful and there are lots of nooks and crannies where I can get lots of cool wedding portraits. At the end of the night, Bill and Emily made an escape in their car which their bridal party decorated in post it notes. This is only the second time I've ever seen the wedding couple leave their reception ahead of their guests in over 600 weddings!

© Marci Curtis