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Traditional Fall Wedding in Lansing, Michigan // Carlie & John

Carlie and John were married on the beautiful day of September 18th 2021. We arrived at the Lakeview Banquet Center to capture Carlie and the girls getting ready inside while the John and his brother put on the finishing touches outside under the beautiful willow tree.

Flat lay detail shot at the Lakeview banquet center
Beautiful wedding day details.

Carlie had so many beautiful details and we loved incorporating all the fall decor and colors!

Carlie and the girls getting hair and makeup ready at the Lakeview Banquet Center.

mother and bride photos.
Carlie's mom fastening the last few buttons on this stunning wedding Dress.

Carlie's mother and bridesmaids help her put on the finishing touches before heading to the first look with John.


John put on the finishing touches under the willow tree at Lakeview Banquet Center along side his brother. He was pretty relaxed yet very excited to see Carlie for the first look!

John and his brother hanging out before the first look with Carlie.

Classic big brother photo.


Carlie and John had their first look at the Lakeview Banquet Center just before heading to the Peoples Church in Lansing Michigan.

The full bridal party at Lakeview Banquet Center


John and Carlie were married at the Peoples Church in Lansing, Michigan surrounded by so many loved ones. This church held a lot of meaning for Carlie because her parents had been married there too! Throughout the day we were able to recreate similar images and listen to sweet stories about her parents being there many years before.

Carlie's mother putting in the veil.

A beautiful mother and daughter portrait.

Carlie putting in her second set of earrings.

At the peoples church, Lansing, Michigan
Such a beautiful bride!

Wedding at The Peoples Church, Lansing, MI
John seeing Carlie walk down the aisle to him.

Carlie was escorted down the aisle at The Peoples Church by her father.

wedding at the peoples church, Lansing, MI
Carlie and John share their first kiss as husband and wife!

The full bridal party at the Peoples Church in Lansing, MI

The bride and groom outside The Peoples Church in Lansing, MI

A beautiful portrait of the bride and groom!

Under the veil photos are always so sweet!

The stunning bride at the Peoples Church in Lansing, MI

The handsome groom inside the Peoples Church, Lansing, MI


After the ceremony we headed to the Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens! We had such beautiful weather and really enjoyed this time with the bridal party.

The full bridal party at the MSU Horticulture Gardens

Cheering for the newlyweds!

John and Carlie dancing at the Gardens.

The wedding reception was held at the Lakeview Banquet Center in Laingsburg, Michigan.

Carlie and John preparing for their grand entrance.

John and Carlie make their grand entrance to the wedding reception.

The best man kicked off the toasts at the start of the reception with Carlie's bridesmaids to follow. We loved hearing all the kind words shared and funny stories told <3

Cheers to the newlyweds!

John and Carlie's beautiful wedding cake.

John and Carlie share in the tradition of cutting the cake.

Just a few golden hour photos! We love these moments for the newlyweds. Being able to step away from the reception and reflect is such a nice moment.

The Lakeview Banquet Center
John and Carlie share their first dance as husband and wife.

Carlie and John arranged a song for Carlie's sister to share in the parent dances. She was married during the covid shut down and originally missed out on this moment.

John showing off his dance moves at the wedding reception

Everyone had such a wonderful time at this wedding! We love seeing so many family and friends celebrating this wonderful couple.

John had one last surprise for the wedding guests. He arranged to sing "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks. Everyone loved his performance.

We loved capturing John and Carlie's wedding day and wish them so much love and happiness in the years to come!

Vendor Love:

Ceremony Venue: The Peoples Church

Reception Venue: Lakeview Banquet Center

Wedding cake: James Avenue

Caterer: James Avenue

Wedding Dress: Becker's Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal

Grooms attire: Rehmann's Clothing

Groomsmen attire: Rehmann's Clothing

Want to see another beautiful wedding!? Checkout Riley & Ben's wedding in Kalamazoo, MI!

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