Rachel & Ryan’s beautiful summer wedding started at Rachel’s parents home. It was so nice to head back to Casco, Michigan, a year later. Rachel & I met at one of our other brides weddings, Taylor & Michell, last year. I was so ecstatic when she reached out to work with us because she was such a joy to work with on Taylors day. Getting to know Rachel & Ryan more was so wonderful. Rachel & Ryan met on a Delta airlines flight! Yes, you read that right! Not the traditional way nowadays to meet someone, but oh-my-goodness, I was so geeked to hear this. Being a big believer in everything happens for a reason, this truly was one of those grand moments. The crazy part- they didn’t even exchange numbers after their flights, but thankfully Ryan was listening really well to Rachel, and was able to find her on social media. He then promptly reached out & the rest is history!
Rachel & Ryan knew they didn’t want to deal with all the covid issues that the past few years have brought to the table with weddings. They were so smart, and chose to have their reception in Rachel’s family homes backyard. As we all know, God laughs when we make plans….and it rained for the whole week leading up to their day. The yard was sadly flooded and unable to host a wedding reception. With this happening, they unfortunlatey could not host it at their parents property. Even better news though, they were so blessed to have their Aunt & Uncle, literally neighbors to their parents. They so kindly offered to host their tented wedding reception there! Such kindness, their entire family was this way & it was so heartwarming.
Fast forward- the wedding day! Rachel & Ryan were married at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, in Richmond, Michigan. The rain had stopped that day, just in time, as we headed out for the ceremony. The church was beautiful and it turned out to be the most glorious day. After their beautiful ceremony, we captured beautiful photos at a park and then a boardwalk off Lake St. Claire.
The reception was tastefully decorated. From the cutest party favors, to the donut wall of your dreams. It was wonderful. Rachel & Ryan’s day was perfectly splendid from start to finish.
We are wishing them a lifelong happy marriage, full of God’s love, and many blessings. Thank you for choosing Kate Diamond to document your wedding day!
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Dress:The Wedding Shoppe, Michigan
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Tuxes/Suits: Mens Warehouse
Jewelry: The Wedding Shoppe, Michigan
Flowers: The Blue Orchid
Entertainment: Bad Bee Entertainment
Transportation: Dream Limousines
Food: Achatz Catering
Alcohol: Party Maids
Cake: Sweet Layers By Linda
Salon: Alyssa Ann Studio, infinite designs hair studio, mihairco.,
- nicole G.
I cannot imagine our special day without her. From the moment I inquired back in August of 2020, to our wedding day October 2021, Kate was with us every step of the way. She was amazing at communicating, answering my (many) questions, and making us feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Throughout this process, she\ became a great friend as well. On our wedding day, she made sure we stayed on track with timing, and made it a priority to ensure my husband and I were taken care of. Her positive energy, flexibility, and expertise made the day so much fun and so memorable. Kate perfectly captured our love--her photographs are of the highest quality and have unique touches that represent each of her clients. We are so very thankful that we had Kate be apart of our wedding day. She went above and beyond to make our day everything and more!
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- Ryan C.
We were so lucky to have Katelynn as our photographer! She was truly amazing to work with! We found Katelynn through a friend who had previously booked her for her wedding. Wedding photos were really important to me and I wanted memories that we could cherish for the rest of our lives. After seeing her work, we knew that we wanted her to capture our wedding day! She made coordinating locations and poses stress free. We had a large bridal party and were a little worried about pictures being chaotic, but Katelynn was so patient with everyone and made it look like a breeze! Her kindness radiated all day and our families could not say enough good things about her. She was so great at making us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera! She also made my sunset and veil photo dreams come true with her amazing photography skills! We are so in love with every picture that she took! She captured the best memories for us and we can’t recommend her enough!
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- Helen F.
I truly don't have enough words to express all the amazing things Katelynn has done for us during our wedding journey. If you are thinking about booking - do it now because it is so worth the investment! Katelynn gets booked up fast for a reason. :)
Not only was Katelynn super informative about making crucial wedding decisions, but she did everything she could to make us truly feel special. She was flexible, patient, honest, and most of all kind. My husband and I love our engagements pictures and all of the incredible pictures she captured at our wedding. She thinks about every little detail in each shot. We now have these amazing memories that will last with us for the rest of our lives. She has a passion for what she does and will help make your wedding journey so memorable and special.
"If you are thinking about booking - do it now because it is so worth the investment! Katelynn gets booked up fast for a reason. "