We're posting this special weekend feature because we just happened to notice that one of our Little Black Book members, Ryan at Epic Motion, is giving away a Valentine's E*Shoot to one lucky couple in the Detroit area. The thing is, the winner is going to be announced this next week, so we wanted to be sure you guys knew about it ASAP! Ryan sent us a sample of their terrific cinema-style films ... to see Kate and Mike's wedding trailer, click here.
So ... now ... we want to show you some of the ultra-beautiful photos from this same wedding, taken by Little Black Book photographer, Jess + Nate Studios.
Kate and Mike were married at St.John's Lutheran Church in Rochester, MI. Their reception followed at the Pine Knob Mansion in Clarkston. All I can say is ...oh my goodness!
Kate's gorgeous gown is by Alvina Valenta and the flowers from Nicole at the Westborn Market. I don't believe I've ever seen a more striking combination, ever.
I absolutely love the style and composition of Jessica's images ... not to mention how gorgeous the bride and groom are.
Doesn't the photo (above) make you just want to burst into the song from The King And I~ "Shall we dance?... On a bright cloud of music shall we fly?..."
Wedding cake by Concepts In Confections. Maids attire by Jenny Yoo, also...one of Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book vendors.
All of Kate and Mike's wedding-paper-pieces were done by (drumroll...another fabulous Little Black Book member) Gourmet Invitations. (We'll have more from Tifany on Monday.)
An all-star cast for a ten-star celebration!
One of our readers let us know that Kate had created a web page that had lots of great information about all of her wedding vendors. Here's what she had to say about Jessica and Nate.
from Kate ... Jessica and Nate are two of my favorite people. I knew I wanted them to shoot our wedding before we had a date set or place booked! Photography was extremely important to us and I knew that with Jess and Nate, we wouldn't have to worry about having AMAZING photos. At our initial meeting, we just clicked. I love everything about them - their philosophy, work, personalities, you name it! I was never one who wanted a 'must shoot' list or millions of formal photos. Some of the best pictures are ones that capture true, natural emotion and they have mastered the art of capturing those candid moments on film. In my opinion, they are some of the best in the business and are worth every penny. If you are considering booking them - DO IT!!! You will not be disappointed. After everything is said and done, your pictures are what you will have for the rest of your life to remember your wedding day. When we saw our proofs, to say that we were blown away would be an understatement! Each and every photo is AMAZING! It's evident how much energy, time, and passion they put into the images that they take. My husband and I are truly thrilled with our wedding photos. Once again, I cannot stress enough how much we love Jessica and Nate. They are all around fabulous photographers and people!
Jessica and Nate, Kate and Mike ... thank you for sharing these amazing wedding photos with us.
For more from Jess + Nate Studios, take a peek at their website and blog.