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Last year WLNS approached some of the most well known vendors in the Lansing area to come together to create what became a “DREAM WEDDING.” Literally. The entire wedding was to be free for the couple from the cake to the dresses to the honeymoon. The prize came in at over $50k! I thought this would be an amazing opportunity and was so honored to be chosen. We had over 100 couples who completed their entries. On March 9, 2015 we all gathered at Walnut Hills to watch the finale of The Bachelor and announce the winners after. It was so amazing to watch the reactions from Amanda + Cody! They are an amazing, loving couple that I have been so blessed to work with!

 

 

Here is their amazing story they submitted:
“On August 3rd, 2013, I met my fiancé on the beach in Grand Haven, Michigan. The six hours we spent getting to know each other felt like six years of friendship. After that day, I learned why clichés become clichés: they are the simplest way to explain the unexplainable things that occur in life. So many clichés resonated with me after August 3rd; “the rest was history”. It was indeed “love at first sight”. I met my ‘best friend”, my “other half”, my “soul mate” that day. I came home from the beach that evening and informed my parents I had met my future husband. The following months were filled with Cody’s Hope College football games and my work as a teacher and volleyball coach. On Halloween day, we bought our first puppy: a yellow lab named Beau. On Christmas morning 2014, Cody proposed to me in front of my family. The last present I unwrapped contained specific instructions, accompanied by 14 wooden letters. After pulling out a “W”, “I”, “L”, “L”, I started to distinguish what was being spelled. Before I knew it, Cody was down on one knee, asking me to marry him. I instantly began sobbing uncontrollably. It was the best moment of our lives. Against our wishes, a video of our engagement was put online and went viral. The video amassed 2 million views. Although we felt our special moment had been exploited, we were overjoyed with the prospect of spending our lives together forever. Nothing could detract from the happiness we’ve felt since the day we first met.”

 

Amanda + Cody: Your wedding day was a DREAM! I had an amazing time shooting it. I hope you felt like your dreams and lives beautifully came together as one that day!
Much love, Jill – Two Ring Photography

Thanks to ALL the amazing vendors:

Judy at Walnut Hills Golf Course

Nicole with Weddings By Nicole

Carrie  + Kristie HH Jewelry Design

Aaron with Acbproductions 

Jill with Two Ring Photography (me!)

Becker’s Bridal 

Life Support Band 

Bliss Salon

Synergy Photo Booths

Baryames

Whipped Bakery 

Grand Limousine 

Metro Bride Invitations  

WLNS

We had an outstanding day for our Matilda Jane sessions! The most amazing and adorable little girls came to see us and here’s a peek!

CONGRATS Dorothy + Dustin! We didn’t have snow but took some amazing shots regardless!

CONGRATS Dorothy + Dustin! We didn’t have snow but took some amazing shots regardless!

Megan + Tony were married tonight in a simple yet elegant ceremony. It was great getting to know them a little bit since we had just met and also listening to their killer playlist that played at dinner which I much enjoyed and appreciated! Anyways, I was SO excited this morning when I woke up and saw SNOW coming down because I REALLY wanted to try to capture it coming down like I did in this picture.

I met Becky through a mutual friend and we instantly became friends. Under further investigation I found out she was engaged and she found out I was a wedding photographer. The rest is history. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know Becky + Jack who have the most genuine love for each other and their dog, Ozzy. Just good, kind people. CONGRATS Becky + Jack!

Carolyn has become a very special person to our family. She started out as just a client but has turned into a babysitter for our girls. She’s in transition of jobs and said she would just adore watching our girls and I could not pass up her offer. She’s so wonderful with them and I thank her for that!
Their day was THE perfect fall day! We took so many amazing pictures on Joshua’s family farm. I was completely awe struck by the great scenery we had to work with and the beautiful lighting. Not only that but this day went off without a hitch. It was truly a blessed event! CONGRATS Carolyn + Joshua!

Julie+Lawrence had a gorgeous ceremony and reception at The Rosewood Inn in Lansing. I hope to shoot many more weddings there in the future. It’s beautiful!

Spent a wonderful day with 2 of my school classmates. 1 of which was my bestest friend through our mid-years. Her family was like family to me. Her mom and dad were and are wonderful parents, grandparents and people in general. I felt so amazingly blessed to be able to witness the vows they shared, as their 2 little boys watched and clapped. I loved watching them dance their 1st dance as husband and wife. I can tell they are so incredibly happy and content with their lives. CONGRATS Jesica + Harold!!! I could not be happier for the 2 of you!

Kim + Andy were married yesterday in a sweet and simple catholic ceremony in East Lansing. The bride was blushing and the groom seemed to be a whole new man. No nerves there, just excitement to finally be marrying their true love. I was ecstatic to see a past bride and an old friend at their wedding. I was also excited to shoot in a new location that Kim + Andy chose. CONGRATS Kim + Andy!!!