If there was a single sentiment to describe Lexie and Al’s Electric Forest wedding, it was this: I turned and said to Becky, “Soak this in. We will never do another wedding like this. This so unique and cool, this will only happen once in our lives.”
When Lexie called me an asked if I would photograph her wedding, I felt like I won the lottery. I have worked with Lexie before, photographing her beautiful floral arrangements, so I knew that her wedding would be beautiful. However, once she started to describe her vision for an Electric Forest wedding, I couldn’t wait to see it come into fruition. She brought together the A Team of vendors and pulled out all of the stops, transforming her family’s quiet property near Hubbard Lake into an EDM festival unlike no other. What separated Lexie and Al’s wedding from all of the other’s was the experience of the day and the community it brought together. It wasn’t just a ceremony and reception. It was an immersive event where the more you participated, the more you experienced. In short, it was incredible. They say that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. With this wedding, a picture is worth 1,000 memories.
The wedding day got started with Al getting ready at a nearby AirBnB. Like the wedding day itself, it was a laid back atmosphere.
While Al was relaxing with his groomsmen, Lexie was nearby at the Churchill Pointe Inn getting ready. As soon as she handed me the details, specifically the invite, I felt the mood of the day change to optimistic anticipation. I love how even the details made you feel like you were attending an Electronic Forest wedding.
Churchill Pointe Inn overlooks Hubbard Lake. We decided to have Lexie get ready right next to the water.
Every bride has a few details that express their personality. Lexie’s was a statement! A custom embroidered dress to highlight her love of flowers.
Once Lexie was dressed, we travelled to a nearby cottage for the first look.
After a few minutes, it was time to take some formals on the property.
As we wrapped our shoot, I couldn’t skip the opportunity to incorporate the lake views.
After we finished our photos at the lake, we headed to the ceremony and reception location for the rest of the day. Lexie and Al opted to do all of their photos before the ceremony, allowing them to seamlessly join their guests following the ceremony. But first, Lexie shared a first look with her dad.
On their way to the Electric Forest wedding ceremony, guests passed through this beautifully decorated pathway. It was the perfect backdrop for some photos.
Deeper inside the forest was another pathway, perfect from some intimate photos of the bride and groom.
As we neared ceremony time, we were joined by the bridal party for some photos.
On our way back to the house to allow Lexie to hide, I noticed a throne waiting for its queen. I really wanted to create a timeless and regal photo of Lexie here.
After guests took their seats, it was time for the ceremony to begin.
As guest made their way back towards the Electric Forest wedding reception, they were welcomed to participate in a fire walk ceremony. Lexie and Al were the first to walk.
As guests joined cocktail hour, house music filled their air while an aerialist performed in the background.
As the night drew upon us, the forest began to glow and the reception turned into an Electric Forest wedding.
As the night drew on, there were just two more shots I wanted to get. The first was a full display of the Electric Forest wedding vibes.
The second was capturing the fire dancing performance put on my Lexie, Al, and friends in honor of their late friend who used to perform with them.
Planner: LG Event Design
Florals: Floral and Flame
Bar & Beverage Service: Cloud Nine Bartending
Lighting: Elysium Experience
Beauty: Roman Beauty
Beauty: Angelic Hair Dressing
Wedding Dress: Gina’s Bridal Boutique
Catering: Astoria Pastry Shop
Catering: Skosh Catering
DJ: e3 Detroit
Rentals: 307 Events
Rentals: Luxury Lavatory Services
Stationary: Invitations by Caitlin
Accomodations: Churchill Pointe Inn
Photography: Brian Weitzel Photography