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Sweet & Joyful Church Wedding: Garrett &...

Sweet & Joyful Church Wedding: Garrett & Hillary

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Oh happy day, we have a wedding on our hands! It’s such a special privilege to witness two people’s love just radiate from their images, and Garrett & Hillary are no exception. Their sweetness is undeniable! 

A word from photographer and White Wren Collaborative member, Christina Harrison:

“There’s a gentle kindness about Hillary and Garrett that was evident from our first meeting over coffee & on through their wedding day. With lush florals, touches of gold, and pops of light blue along with their sweet demeanor, the day had an easy, welcoming feel. 

Their ceremony was held at the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, followed by a reception at the Polo Fields. Each detail was thoughtful, to both reflect their style & delight their guests. Their love was palpable throughout, making it all a delight to photograph!”

Love notes from the couple, Garrett & Hillary:

Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day!

Garrett: “My grandparents were last on the floor for the longest married dance. When choosing the playlist for the dance, I wanted ‘Love Me Tender’ by Elvis to be the last played song. Unbeknownst to me, Love Me Tender was the movie my grandparents saw on their first date over fifty years ago! A funny and heartwarming coincidence.”

Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day?

“Hillary wore her grandmother’s wedding ring, and we used the same cake server that her parents used on their wedding day to cut our cake. We also decided to have Garrett’s parents give him away in addition to the traditional giving away of the bride.”

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What part of your wedding day was most important to you?

“Standing at the altar as our reverend (Rev. Jeremy Peters of Court Street United Methodist Church in Flint, MI) spoke was the most important part of the day. The moment was so intimate, holding hands and looking into each other’s eyes, yet also shared with an entire room of our family and friends.”

What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?

“It’s difficult to pinpoint one thing in particular. Through so many shared life experiences, you find that the relationship becomes a learning process of sorts, where each person contributes to fill in the gaps of the other. It’s an exercise in constant personal growth.”

What is the most honest thing you can say about love?

“Love is the most complex and rewarding human sentiment. It’s often most palpable and most necessary not in happy times, but in times of adversity. It makes the darker times seem lighter and less permanent, and the brighter times seem everlasting.”

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photographer: Christina Harrison Photography / venue: First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor and The Polo Fields / floral designer: The Day’s Design / dress boutique: L’amour bridal / dress designer: Rosa Clara / cake designer: Cakes by Rubina / hair and makeup artist: Salon Vox / men’s formalwear: Jos. A Bank / film lab: The Find Lab / ring box: The Mrs. Box


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