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If you’ve been following the website for any length of time, you know that I’m originally from Michigan and travel back each summer to see family and friends. It’s where I grew up, met my husband, bought our first home, and had our first child before deciding to throw (some) caution to the wind and join the military life. It’s been so rewarding in so many ways, but by far the hardest part of this life is leaving family behind. I’m so grateful that distance has only made the heart grow fonder and we remain close to our parents and siblings. Which is how I somehow found myself as both the photographer and maid of honor at my little sister’s wedding.
Autumn and Cameron have known each other since elementary school days, but it wasn’t until they were both wild high school graduates that they came together. As her sister, I’ve been privy to their love story since the very beginning and like most young relationships, things weren’t always easy. But through it all, they remained committed as ever. Even though, as Autumn would tell it, Cameron took entirely too long to propose. As her only sister (and her best friend) Cameron reached out to me when he was picking out the ring. Autumn being the…determined… girlfriend that she was also discovered when he was purchasing the ring. Cameron made her wait all of two weeks before sending the ring with their 6-year-old to ask mommy if she would marry daddy.
After a long year of planning the day was finally here. I have to say, I was a bit surprised by my sister. On her wedding day, she valued the things that were most important, handled wayward plans with grace and laughter, and was fully present in the moment. On the groom’s behalf, I have never seen him look at my sister more in love. I know that he will continue to strive to be everything his girls deserve. Their wedding truly was a beautiful day, filled with so much love and laughter. I can’t begin to tell you the number of hilarious stories we now all share.
Congratulations Cameron and Autumn!
Hair and Makeup The Polishing Room //Dress America’s Bride // Tux Becker’s Menswear // Ring Vera Wang // Venue Blanchard Millpond Park // Catering Generations Catering // DJ Entertainment Solutions of MI
Autumn and Cameron’s Central Michigan Wedding