Aubree & Jake | Misty Farms: The Valley Wedding

February 20, 2015

I know I say it time and time again, but honestly don’t know how I manage to get such amazing clients. Aubree and Jake’s Misty Farms wedding was no exception and nothing short of stunning. They had a breath-taking vintage chic barn wedding. It incorporated just the right amount of DIY details letting Aubree and Jake’s personality really shine through. From the day we met for their consultation and Aubree told me they wanted their engagement session at Joe Louis Arena, I just knew they were going to be a total blast to work with.

Misty Farms has two sites on their grounds for weddings, theirs took place at the newly opened Valley. This was my first time photographing a wedding there, but it took my breath away. From the moment I drove onto the property, I knew the day was going to be beautiful. We unloaded the groomsmen gifts and headed towards the farm, and it was quite a distance from the parking.

The Ceremony

The farm is such a gorgeous venue for a wedding! The ceremony location was a fair distance from the room where the bride gets ready. However there is a golf cart that the wedding party can be escorted in. Aubree had come up with a genius solution on how to not be seen by Jake before she was to walk down the aisle. She used two doors and had the ushers keep them “closed” until it was her time, then they opened them and she walked down the aisle. It was such an adorable DIY touch to the already cute details of their wedding day.

The cake cutting is usually a sweet moment shared between the couple. But what started off as a sweet moment quickly turned into chaos. Jake snuck a piece of cake behind Aubree’s head and smashed in in her face. She had some pretty quick reflexes though and was able to retaliate. Both of them had cake smeared across their faces; I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that hard!

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready at the hotel.
Beautiful details of the Misty Farms wedding
Both moms help the bride get ready for her big day.
Handsome groom, Jake, and groomsmen get ready before the ceremony.
Misty Farms The Valley details
Ann Arbor wedding photographer, Natalie Mae captures the bride and grooms family.
Michigan wedding photographer captures raw emotion as the bride walks down the aisle.
Vintage chic outdoor wedding ceremony on the grounds of Misty Farms
The bridal party poses in front of the barn at Misty Farms.
Misty Farms wedding formals.
I love how the girls recreated the movie poster from Bridesmaids.
The groom's large family portrait.
The bride's large family portrait.
DIY details from the Misty Farms wedding.
Everyone was surprised by Aubree and Jake's cake cutting.
Ann Arbor wedding photographer captures the reception excitement.
The first dances are always my favorite.
Let's get this party started!
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These are gorgeous! I love how you’ve captured so many details, love the sets of shoes especially. This place looks like an amazing wedding venue as well.
These two are clearly in love – beautiful work!

These are gorgeous! I love all the details you captured, and what an awesome place for a wedding!

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