A Moment With Mom

One of my favorite parts of any wedding day is that little moment where the bride and her mother take a second to let it sink in that the day they’ve both been thinking about for years has finally arrived.

Mom on wedding day photos

Mother daughter wedding photos

mother daughter wedding photo

mother daughter wedding photo

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Leah + Dan: MillCreek Barns Wedding

Dan and I have crossed paths across a full decade of our lives. I first met Dan when we were both counselors at a summer camp when I was seventeen, then again in college at Michigan State. I met Leah when I lived in Chicago, and she introduced me to her boyfriend, who turned out to be Dan. Small world, right? These two are now proud Michiganders like me (though I’m currently traveling for eight months, but that’s a story for another day).

I’m so excited to finally share photos from Leah and Dan’s wedding day. I loved running into old summer camp friends and friends from Chicago—the whole day was one big beautiful ball of love and happiness.

For more photos, check out the wedding feature at Love and Lavender.

vintage outdoor wedding dress photography

outdoor photography wedding dress in Michigan

Millcreek Barn wedding

vintage wedding invitations with moss

wedding rings and vintage wedding program in Michigan

Leah getting ready

bride getting ready wedding shots

mom and daughter getting ready

leah bridal portraits vintage umbrella

bridal portraits with vintage parasail umbrella

wedding flowers green pink orange white vintage lace

dan pink flowers

first look

first look portraits

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wedding ceremony

wedding party

chalk board wedding signs

vintage barn wedding shabby chic details

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Millcreek Barn wedding full view reception room

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Leah and Dan wedding portraits Millcreek barns

evening portraits

first dance

Millcreek barn wedding dessert table

cutting the wedding cake

dance hall millcreek barn

Millcreek barn at night

michigan wedding photo booth

michigan wedding photobooth

dance the night away

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Taking a Break: Vegan Raw Cheesecake

vegan raw cheesecake with dates and nuts

I haven’t posted about my personal life to this blog in ages, but I absolutely had to share this recipe. I spend most holidays enjoying mounds of chocolate, pie and other desserts, but earlier this month, I gave up dairy, refined sugar and caffeine (yes, my morning coffee!) in an attempt to rebalance my diet and life.

I was craving a little something sweet as I watched family and friends enjoy my typical favorites, and this vegan raw cheesecake recipe was the perfect find (thank you, Pinterest). It’s made with dates, cashews, walnuts, agave nectar, extra virgin coconut oil (a new favorite), vanilla and other natural goodies. If you’re looking to try something a little different in the new year, you absolutely must give it a try. The whole process is fairly simple, since there’s no actual cooking. Jeff and I have been ooohing and ahhhing over it ever since we tried the first bite.

Find the full recipe on the DAMY Health blog: Caramel Blondie Brownie Cheesecake (Vegan/Raw)

See Allie Siarto Photography on Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty Allie Siarto Photography, Michigan featured photograher

Style Me Pretty seems to have become the gold standard in wedding blogs that every photographer aspires to be featured in. Thanks to the delicate, thoughtful details from Alex and Eric during their August wedding, my little photo-love dream has come true! Check out the full feature on Style Me Pretty—you’ll love the personal details these two put together. They put a lot of love into their wedding, and it’s so nice to see that others appreciates all of their thoughtfulness and hard work.

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