My windows are open and I’m breathing in the fresh
summer, um spring, um winter air?! It’s February y’all and I am enjoying every second of this gorgeous mild Michigan winter! It has me excited for an upcoming season filled with new and gorgeous weddings, but mostly, it has me reflecting on the awesomeness of last summer; especially Chris and Caitlin’s fabulous Ann Arbor wedding day.
Caitlin and Chris were married on a beautiful summer day in Ann Arbor. Their wedding was unique and special, just like the two of them. They were married during a morning service at the stunning St. Thomas Catholic Church, followed by an afternoon reception at Aventura. Afterward, Caitlin surprised Chris with a visit to the University of Michigan football stadium, where laughter, excitement, and FUN ensued!
Chris gifted Caitlin Shinola watch and a beautiful handwritten letter.
Caitlin then gifted Chris with a Shinola watch and a handwritten letter. Great minds!
Mr. & Mrs. Rausch!
Aventura Ann Arbor
Chris and Caitlin’s first dance as husband and wife was followed by another beautiful dance with Chris and his mom.
During lunch, I *may* have had a little fun photographing Chris and Caitlin’s beautiful rings.
This cake! Swoon!
Chris found out we were headed to the Big House right as we were leaving Aventura. Both Caitlin and Chris are UofM alumni, and to say he and their friends were excited is a little bit of an understatement! Huge smiles on everyone’s face the entire time. I loved every minute of it.
Next, we were headed to Bab’s Underground in downtown Ann Arbor. On our way, we made a quick pit stop at University of Michigan’s law quad for a few more shots.
The day ended with Chris and Caitlin’s closest friends celebrating their new marriage at Bab’s Underground. This reception was so cool and relaxed, and exactly what Caitlin and Chris wanted. Perfection.
Congratulations again Chris and Caitlin! Your beautiful wedding day is one that I will remember for years to come. My favorite part was getting to know the two of you. I was, and still am, so honored. xo
Photographers: Shauna Wear & Janell Traicoff
Ceremony: St. Thomas Catholic Church – Ann Arbor, MI
Morning Reception: Aventura – Ann Arbor, MI
Evening Reception: Bab’s Underground – Ann Arbor, MI
Decor: Paige Wigren of Lake Effect Designs
Florist: Norton’s Flowers & Gifts – Ypsilanti, MI
Cake: Aventura – Ann Arbor, MI
Hair & Makeup: Zachary Reed of Salon Vox – Ann Arbor, MI
Bridal Attire: Alure from Becker’s Bridal – Fowler, MI
Groom, Groomsmen, & Bridesmaids Attire: Darling Brides – Ann Arbor, MI
Wedding Hashtag: #upearlytogetrausched