It is always a pleasure to work with couples as amazing as Justin and Emily! We met them over a year ago at the the Novi Bridal Expo and quickly connected with them as professionals and as friends. They are both laid back and fun, but also extremely organized and thorough. We always coach our couples on their wedding timeline, but were thrilled when Justin and Emily not only took our suggestions seriously, but also allowed for more time and cushion for the unexpected things that always creep up on a wedding day. The results were an extremely calm, well thought out and planned wedding day that everybody enjoyed!
The wedding took place entirely at the Glen Oaks Country Club and the weather was sunny, slightly breezy and hot. We began our day with Emily, her bridesmaids and family at the Rouse home for "getting ready" shots of everyone. The morning was very quiet and relaxing until the power on the whole block went out about halfway through the preparation process! As much as this event could have thrown everyone into a tailspin, Emily and her entire group remained calm and collected. The fact that there was no more electricity made it difficult to finish up hair and make-up, but everything fell into place seamlessly. The lack of air conditioning was probably the biggest complaint of all since it was in the high 80s and still getting hotter as the morning progressed.
After the electricity mishap, the day went along smoothly and we had a great time with everyone involved. We were helped out incredibly by our amazing assistant for the day, Joy Bural, who traveled all the way from Canada to help out and learn from us. She is a great photographer herself, so it was nice having someone so capable by our side!
Enjoy these teasers from Justin and Emily's beautiful wedding and be sure to leave them some feedback and love! Also, to find out how they put together this gorgeous day, check out their list of vendors at the bottom of this blog post.
A wedding as beautiful as Justin and Emily's requires the work and skill of many talented people. Here is a partial list of the people involved in the Fenner-Rouse day.
Venue: Glen Oaks
Wedding & Bridal Dresses: Arena Bridal
Flowers: Lori Secord of Rochester Hills, MI
Cake: Laura Amodeo of Sterling Heights, MI
Linens: Rita Gumbal of Candlelite Linens, LLC
DJ: Tim Miller of Sound Horizons
Honeymoon Travel Arrangements: Valerie Hetkowski of Gold Key Travel
Pianist: Ricky Nalett of Dewitt Music
Video Cameras: Wed It
Photography: ignited Photography
~ Kevin & Heather Autry