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September 15, 2017

Blue, Cream and Gold Wedding | Marquette, Michigan

I’ve been looking forward to last weekend’s wedding for as long as I can remember for SO many reasons. The bride (whose name is also Kelsey!) and I have been friends for many years. We knew each other long before we ever met our now husbands. We went to school together, were counselors at summer camps together, and worked together at the local YMCA. I can honestly say she is one of the kindest, most loving people I’ve ever been lucky enough to have in my life!
It’s so very special to me that I got to be a part of her and DJ’s wedding celebration this past weekend. From Kelsey’s outspoken and warm personality, to DJ’s calm and affectionate demeanor, it was such a blessing to get to witness them say their vows to one another in front of their family and friends. (a LOT of friends and family!!)


There was so much thoughtfulness and love in every aspect of the day. (basically making it a photographer’s dream!) Custom cuff links and bracelets with photos of deceased loved ones, another set of cuff links with the finger prints of the bride’s beloved grandfather, a journal from the groom to the bride with pages upon pages of
reasons why he loves her, a framed letter from sister to sister, and MORE. It. was. remarkable. And not only did I tear up multiple times during the day as I witnessed the gift-giving and love-sharing unfold, but I did AGAIN (several times) as I was editing the images. It was serious happy-tear overload in the best way possible.
Kelsey and DJ, thank you a million times for allowing me to capture your beautiful day! I had an amazing time with you two, your incredible bridal party, and your family and friends. I hope you treasure the photos from your wedding for many, MANY years to come!
A huge shout out to all of the vendors who made this day possible!
Florals – Lutey’s Flower Shop | Wedding Gown – David’s Bridal | Bridal Accessories – Dan’s Bridal and Tuxedo | Groom’s Apparel – Dan’s Bridal and Tuxedo | Cake – Econo Foods | Desserts – Sugar Fix | Hair – Tara VandeZande at 3rd Street Hair Company | Reception Venue – Northern Michigan University | DJ – Double Trouble Entertainment | Videography – Carlson Media | Catering – Simply Superior | Wedding Invitation Suite – Marie Kelsey Design | Ceremony Venue – St. Louis the King Catholic Church | Officiants – Father Glenn and Deacon Warren Vonck | Cello – Andrew LaCombe | Pianist and vocals – Lindsay Whitfield | Transportation – Checker Bus | Head Table Backdrop – Two Serve With Love | Second Shooter – Ashley Blackburn | Third Shooter – Tiffany Nutt of Endless Light Photography
  1. Sarah Ruuska says:

    AMAZING! I love this couple! Thank you for sharing your talent of photography. I teared up with many of the photos….when her Dad walked in….priceless.

    • Marie Kelsey Photography says:

      Thanks, Sarah! It was a joy to be a part of their celebration. I teared up SO many times throughout the day and again as I was going through the photos!

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