Weddings like Caryn and Bill’s are some of my favorite weddings: small, intimate with elegant touches, and deeply meaningful. Less of a focus on the details and a heightened emphasis on life, love, and each other. A few weeks before their Kirk in the Hills wedding, I received a phone call from a fast talking, energetic bride. Caryn spoke with such enthusiasm and candor, I knew we would become easy friends. When she started to describe her wedding, it sounded like she was describing my dream wedding: 30 guests, a beautiful church, and a nice meal. The simplicity of the day allows for the bride and groom to just be present, in the moment and in each other.
While Caryn and Bill knew they would have a Kirk in the Hills wedding ceremony, they had a few details yet to be determined. Working with Caryn to better understand what was important to them, I had the pleasure of also helping design their day. We decided to start their day with a first look and a few photos at their house. Together, they have been putting the finishing touches on it to make it a home. What more meaningful of a place to use as a backdrop than the location of their favorite spot.
After a few photos at their home, Beau from Motor City Vintage Rentals arrived to take Caryn and Bill to their Kirk in the Hills wedding. We arrived before the guests, allowing us to take some additional pics on their beautiful 20 acre campus.
What I learned about Bill is he is a quiet and humble man. Well accomplished and respected in his field, he has a kind and gentle heart. He didn’t show unfettered emotions often, but when he did, it was by Caryn’s side. That is why images like this are my favorite.
As guests took their seats, it was time for their Kirk in the Hills wedding.