Ann Arbor Wedding | Nolan & Rachael


December 1, 2023


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Nolan and Rachael’s wedding in Ann Arbor was one of my favorites. Yes, I loved it because it was beautiful but the main reason I loved it was because these two were just so fun to be around. They were so excited to be getting married and their joy was infectious. People like them make you want to better at your job 🙂

Wedding Day Vendors:
Getting Ready Location: The Graduate Hotel – Ann Arbor, MI
Ceremony: St Thomas the Apostle Church – Ann Arbor, MI
Reception: The Golden Fox at Fox Hills – Plymouth, MI
Bride’s Gown: Ever After from The Dress Shop – Howell, MI
Catering: Fox Hills
Video: York Digital Films
Florist: Sara Rentz Designs
Cake: Zingermans Bakehouse – Ann Arbor, MI
Music & Entertainment: DJ DC Productions – Saline, MI
Hair & Makeup: Team Glam Detroit
Marquee Letter Rentals: Alpha Lit Detroit
Rings: Sundance Jewelers – East Lansing, MI
Invitations: Why Knot
Tux: The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Photography: Kellie Hetler Photography – Me!

All of Rachael’s details were simple and classy. Their day really felt like a royal wedding (which I think was the goal…).

They chose to have me capture a lot of their day in film so images are sprinkled throughout.

Film is always my favorite!

The Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor was such a fun place for them to get ready.

I can never decide what I like more – a groom in a white or black tux jacket… Nolan sure looked great in the white coat!

Rachael decided to do a first look with her dad and it was such a special moment. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the entire room, including mine…

I *think* this is my favorite photo from their day.

The church they were married in was absolutely beautiful. It had great light and beautiful surroundings. Just perfect!

Have I ever told you how much I love cathedral veils?

This was such a fun celebration!

They drove around the block and we snuck back inside for a couple photos of them then shot family photos outdoors because it was such a beautiful day.

I just had to include this photo. It’s so funny. I guess not everyone was having fun….

Rachael’s veil was 180″ long. One hundred and eighty. I went to heaven.

All of these photos were taken at the Law Quad at the University of Michigan where the met during college. I love shooting here!

Sneaking out during sunset (even if we don’t really have one) is one of my favorite parts of the day.

Goodness, these two looked gorgeous together!

This photo just makes me happy. Both sets of parents watching them dance. Ugh, I’m going to cry again….

Nolan & Rachael – Goodness, I just don’t even know where to start. Your day was amazing and will probably always be one of my favorites. I hope you love these images as much as I do and cherish them for decades. It was truly an honor to take them!

xoxo – Kellie

If you loved these wedding images then check out these past weddings:

Grand Rapids Catholic Wedding
Summer Lakeside Wedding
Private Estate Wedding in Ojai, CA

(If you are having your wedding in Ann Arbor and would like to learn more information about wedding photography, connect with me HERE. I’d love to see if we are a good fit. I’d be honored to be a part of your day!)

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