Tim and Shirley's romance played out at various spots throughout greater Detroit. It's where they had their first date (at the Detroit Jazz Festival) and where Tim proposed (on a park bench in Birmingham). They therefore found it fitting to begin their big day by posing for photos in their beloved hometown. Before the ceremony began they jumped into their limo with their photographer and wedding party and spent a few hours snapping pictures at their favorite city spots.
"The only downside was that the bottom of my gown got dirty from stepping into the Belle Island fountain and from getting in and out of the limo … I'm not the most graceful," says Shirley. "It was totally worth it, though. We had a blast taking those fun shots around town."
Alvina Valenta, Julie's Bridal, juliesbridalimports.com
Jessica McClintock, jessicamclintock.com
Stuart Weitzman, Saks Fifth Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com
BCBG, Nordstrom, nordstrom.com
Groom and Groomsmen's Suits
Kenneth Cole, Men's Wearhouse, menswearhouse.com
Ceremony and Reception Site
Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn, ritzcarlton.com
Bellisario Florist, bellisarioflorist.com
SC Strings, scstrings.com
Mike Staff Productions, mikestaff.com
Mary Potts Photography, celadonpictures.com