Atheneum Suite Hotel
Congratulations to Barbara and Haddy! What a beautiful celebration in downtown Detroit! We started at the Atheneum Hotel, getting ready with the girls. The ceremony and reception were both at the Masonic Temple, with it's old historic charms.
Props to these troopers, as it felt like 120 degrees with the humidity. Nothing spoiled this day, though. Barbara just threw her hair up and carried on with the fairytale.
Haddy and Barbara met through a coworker at work. They are both Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. Haddy currently works in the Homicide division, and Barbara is in the Public Integrity division. They have now been together for about three years.
Their first date was at a hole in the wall bar in Ferndale, MI, called the Stop Spot (which no longer exists). They sang karaoke, drank two-hearted beer, and had a rap battle (which Haddy won).
Haddy proposed in Clearwater Beach, Florida. He planned a surprise getaway weekend at a beautiful beach front resort and after spending a perfect day lounging and relaxing on the beach, he walked her down the beachfront to a secluded spot, and proposed at sunset. They got tacos and went mini-golfing afterwards (which Barbara won).
As you can see, they're both pretty competitive. They play Mario-kart on N64 to settle disagreements! How cool. There is almost nothing that they can’t turn into a (mostly) friendly competition. They play tennis together in the summer, which they say neither of them is particularly good at. They have run in two tough mudder races together. They are both very work-oriented people. They love their careers, and spend most of their lives at the office. They have two beautiful dogs, Dakota and Obie, and love them dearly.
In case you missed their engagement session at Millenium Park in Grand Rapids, you can check it out here:
I have to give a quick shout-out for the cake pops on the wedding day! They were the party favors. Oh.My.Goodness. I don't even like cake. These things were phenomenal. I have dreams of them. I will be ordering from this place, K and T Cake Pops.
Another big, humungous shout-out to my beautiful and talented second shooter, Katie Mollon. I love working with this one oh so much! Thank you for continuing to work with me and being everywhere that I am not. Let's go play with Holgas soon, please! ;)
Thank you to Barbara and Haddy for trusting me to document your story. I am truly honored.
Here is a preview of the special day: