name a more romantic way to leave your wedding reception... I’ll wait.......
emma + matt paddled away from their wedding straight into the sunset and it was pure magic.
I always tell couples to schedule in some alone time at their wedding. at some point in the day- take a step back together, away from all the guests, and soak it all in.
remember why everyone’s here.
remember all the time you spent planning.
remember all the reasons you love this person.
and remember that after the sun sets on this day, the real adventure begins.
2020 may be the year of cancellations, but intimate weddings & dreamy elopements will never be canceled.
this was the dreamiest night. it felt like we were in the middle of a Moroccan desert, but we were really just in our own backyard exploring a new corner of Michigan.
we had champagne and macaroons while watching the sunset, and it was so magical that I seriously forgot I was still in Michigan by the end of the night.
amidst covid and the restrictions it has put on destination weddings and elopements, let this be proof that you can get creative and still have an exotic, unique, unforgettable wedding right at home.
make it personal,
make it you,
and get freaking married.
marriage will never be canceled.
Photography: Tylee Shay Photography
Florals: Joy & Bloom Design Co. by Alicia GonzalezDress: Ali Nicole Bridal, River by Made With Love
Macarons: Nantucket Baking Company
Glassware: Pairadocs Rentals
who the heck says you only get to celebrate your marriage once?!!?!?! karis and jake have spent every summer together in maine with their families for years.
they got engaged in maine 4 years ago (and I captured their proposal!!), and today we celebrated their 3 year wedding anniversary in their favorite place.
a fresh picked bouquet of lupines, maine’s prettiest wildflower, we explored acadia national park and acted like it was their wedding day all over again.
yes, onlookers said ‘congratulations.’
yes, karis and jake said ‘thank you!’
your love story is too beautiful to only be captured once.
your marriage is for a lifetime, so it’s definitely worth celebrating over and over again.
on a foggy friday night these two eloped at the beach.
it wasn’t the wedding they planned on having. they had booked a brand new venue and were scheduled to be the first couple ever to get married there, but due to covid restrictions, they canceled their big wedding and headed to the beach.
it wasn’t the dress she thought she’d get married in, she found this one on facebook marketplace 48 hours prior.
it wasn’t the hair she thought she’d have done on her wedding day, she watched a youtube tutorial and did an updo herself.
nothing was as they had planned, but it was one of the most joy-filled, intimate, pure, Christ-centered celebrations of marriage I have ever witnessed.
as the fog rolled in they read their vows, with waves crashing behind them they shed quiet tears, they laughed and danced and shouted for joy, & they started off a lifelong marriage the best way possible: hand in hand standing before God and His creation.
weddings might be canceled, but love certainly is not.
"COVID affects a lot of things, but when you’re ready to get married- you gotta still get married. Eloping was so nice because it was just us, and those most close to us. God took care of the rest! We couldn’t have planned it better"
-catherine + reuben
Up in the mountain range of Malibu, California sits Cielo Farms Winery, a beautiful family-owned estate. This was the setting for Maddie & Connor's boho elopement, their wedding was effortlessly beautiful and has been featured on Wandering Weddings and My Engaged Life. Vineyards, Cypress trees, and Italian details came together with the Grace Loves Lace bridal gown, Edie, to create a gorgeous and adventurous destination wedding.
brie + mitch are one of those couples that knows what they want and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. mitch built a wiffle ball field in his parents backyard years ago, and brie + mitch always knew that this was the place they'd get married. on a crisp fall day, all of their family + friends cozied up in their backyard for a sweet, intimate ceremony. every detail came together in a way that perfectly represents brie + mitch, and I think this is how weddings should be. brie is one of my best friends and I can't begin to explain how special it was to capture her day and see her so happy. congrats you two!! your wedding was truly wonderful.
lauren + jonathon's day started off rainy and cool, but cleared up just in time for the perfect outdoor riverside ceremony. located at the English Inn in Eaton Rapids, these two said 'I do' and looked fabulous while doing it! thanks for letting me celebrate with you!!
shereen + noel's theme was 'beaches & brews' and I can't think of a better combo than that! from incorporating hops into the bouquets and florals, to having sandy feet and shades on during the ceremony, every detail was spot on. we couldn't have had a more gorgeous day! congrats you two, thanks for letting me celebrate with you!
can't decide what detail of this wedding as my favorite! I loved everything from the moody venue, to the incredible gown, to the pretty pink tones at the reception. not only was every detail flawless, but sonja + mark's squad knows how to party!! one of the funnest weddings and best dance parties I've seen. congrats sonja + mark!!
we were thrilled to celebrate with emma & chris at their gorgeous summer wedding on mackinac island. the weather could not have been better, and the wedding was truly so much fun. watch along as these two say I do!
destination wedding & elopement photographer
hey!! I'm tylee, the girl behind the camera in all of these photos!!
I'm a photographer for the adventurous, madly-in-love couples, and I'm so happy you're here! (:
" I am so thankful we booked Tylee to capture our wedding day, and we would do it again in a
-tiffany & jordan