I am truly so happy for these guys! Mallory is pure sugar…she is so sweet! Bobby…well, he’s as nice as they come!
From the second I walked into the house, Mallory was concerned that I needed allergy medicine because my allergies were kicking into overdrive…I assured her that I had already taken some meds, but she must have asked me two more times if I needed anything…on HER wedding day. I’m telling you…pure sugar!
Some of my favorite photos from this wedding were taken in the moments while she was getting ready. I’ve never seen a bride so focused and really enjoying the moment. I kept getting teary eyed (and I don’t think it was from my allergies!)
Bobby’s parents are just as sweet! They were such gracious hosts! Bobby’s dad took me out to take photos of the ceremony site before the wedding started, and his mom asked me to sit at their table during dinner!
The day was perfect, the ceremony was perfect (even though, I guess Mallory’s ride got stuck in mud on their way out to the ceremony…how’d she handle it? Cool as a cucumber!) The light was perfect, everything…perfection!
Here are some of my favorite images from the day, and their stories!
This image just really gets me. I don’t know what it is, but it honestly leaves me speechless. I love the look on her face, I love the way she is holding her hands. I love that her mom is behind her fixing her dress, she is a million miles away. What you don’t see is that we are in this tiny bedroom and I am literally right on top of her. It’s as if she doesn’t know I’m even there…like no one is even there…Love!
Bride: Mallory works at Nike Factory in Birch Run and Fossil in Birch Run
Groom: Bobby works Barnes Co. as a welder
How’d you meet: We both worked at Nike for about 4 years together
How long were you engaged: We were engaged for 3 years
Ceremony Site: Behind Bobby’s grandparents house in Montrose on the porch of a cabin that Bobby, his dad, brother and grandfather built together
Reception Site: Under a tent in Bobby’s grandparents yard right next to their house
Gown: Davids Bridal was the designer and where her dad bought if from (yes her dad bought her dress :D)
Wedding Rings: Kay Jewelers for Mallory’s and walmart for Bobby’s… His real ring that they don’t have yet was purchased from Macks Prairie Wings.com
Formalwear: Shirts from Men’s Warehouse and Tux and the slacks from Haggar in Birch Run
Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal
Flowers: Her bouquet was made by Patti at the His and Hers flower shop in Montrose. The Bridesmaids arrangements and boutonnieres were made by the Bride and her mom. They purchased the baby’s breath in bulk from costco.com
Cake: Tina Smith, Bride’s cousin
Catering: Family (p.s. The food was AMAZING!)
Music: Impact Sounds in Bay City Michigan
Invitations: The Bride made them with some help from friends. She purchased them from Michael’s
Favorite Part of the Day: (Mallory) “walking down the aisle, i was so excited i could hardly stand it!”
Favorite Part of the Day (Bobby) “Seeing Mallory walk down the aisle”
First dance song: What would I do (but love you) by Joy Williams
Father/daughter song: Butterfly Kisses by Rick C. Mullin
Mother/son song: Godspeed (sweet dreams) by Dixie Chicks
Where did you go on your honeymoon: We went to the Comfort Inn in Birch Run for the night because we both had to work on Monday but it was AMAZING and we didn’t even have the honeymoon suite!
Advice for anyone wedding planning: If you have time and the energy to do any “Do It Yourself” projects like invites, decorating, programs, etc. do it! It makes you feel so proud to step back and look at everything and think that you had a big part in making it all happen. Also, if someone offers to help and you don’t feel like you need the help, its ok to say no but keep them in mind for the last month or so before the big day. That’s when everything seems to get hectic!