jen & brian


  Tuesday, 10.27.09


although high school days seem forever ago, there are certain memories that will never fade. the connection that Jen & Brian have is one of those unforgettable memories. their love naturally makes you smile when you are around them. they are the couple that you look at & cannot help but admire. Jen & Brian also happen to be two of the nicest, most genuine people that i know -- on top of absolutely downright gorgeous! talk about WIN WIN!!

i always say that life is funny how it works & timing is key. i am beyond happy to see that fate took it's course & reconnected these two soulmates some years later... and incredibly grateful that i was asked to document their special day. to say that it all makes my heart burst with 'happy' is truly an understatement.

Jen & Brian were married in August at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort amongst their family & friends. it was a perfect up north summer day, filled with great laughter, cheer & of course, love, love love. below are some of my favorite images from their day,,, however be sure to check out the slideshow at the end of this post to see even more!!


Jen & Brian,,, aka 'The Durda's' ... my mind & heart are filled with so many thoughts, and yet somehow i am at loss of words as to how to properly express them all. where does one truly begin? i suppose 'thank you' would be a good start.... but 'thank you' is not nearly enough! thank you for trusting me to show you what your love & special bond looks like. thank you for being so open, warm, welcoming... always. thank you for re-reminding me & others of what life is really all about -- love, laughter & true friendship. my gratitude to you both is never-ending & i wish you a lifetime of happiness... may the greatest of love-stories be yours. xxoo ksen


without further ado,,, their wedding day story...

the bling!

i loooooooooooved her shoes :


both the ring bearer pillow (below) & the bouquet lace were made from her Grandmother's wedding dress -- love it ! :


her dress was incredible :


i LOVE both the images below so much. the first being the first time Brian's mother saw Jen in her dress & just embraced her. then the second, because even in it's simplicity you can just feel Jen's excitement exuding from her... :


Jen looked a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y breathtaking :

... and glowing with happiness :

the flowers by The Floral Underground were brilliant :

a few of the many loving moments that day... with her amazing sister & Mother :

... a heartFULL embrace with her soon-to-be sister-in-law :


such a natural beauty...


can we say beautyFULL one more time please?! i mean, seriously now!!

Brian was looking quite dapper himself :

GQ watch out!





love this :


the ceremony began & you could literally feel the excitement in the air :






sealed with a smoooooch!

signing of the marriage license... this photo makes me smile :





a sweet moment between Jen & her father-in-law :

the fabulous ladies! :


the awesome gents!


the entire bridal party was fantastic :



off for a bit of alone time as the new Mr. & Mrs.!

i *heart* the powerful simplicity in this image :


.love.






another top fave :

a few of the elegant details :

Jen & Brian always know how to have fun so it was no surprise to me when they danced their way into their intro :

during toasts :

their first dance as husband & wife :


father/daughter :

mother/son :

remember my awesome clients Sarah & J.D.? they recently became parents to their sweet baby, Mary. isn't she just the cutest?? LOVE them!!

i simply adore the series below :

we escaped outside for a few sunset romancy pics :


..as well as a few indoors :


i absolutely LOVE everything about the two images below :


the happy, happy newlyweds :

...and for those who know Jen & Brian,,, i find it quite appropriate to end on this note! :

just ***CLICK HERE!!!*** to view the slideshow & see even more photographs from their incredible day.
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