Katie + Charlie met at the Grosse Pointe Shores pool. Charlie was working as the lifeguard and Katie playing nanny watching her cousins. Katie is sweet, soft-spoken and compassionate while Charlie is funny, witty and extremly confident- he just had a hunch that Katie would be his girlfriend someday and after two weeks of patiently waiting for the right moment, he finally decided to make his dream a reality and asked Katie out. Seven years later he took Katie back to the pool where it all began and asked her to marry him. The two were married at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church and their reception was held at the Atheneum Hotel in Detroit. This couple was all smiles and laughs and I loved that about them.
We loved their backstory about the pool and it was a great way to introduce you into to the couple and shed light on their character. They’re incredibly sincere and genuine. Their family members and Maid of Honor offered great sound bytes and perspective to support the story as well so it just made sense to make this backstory a central narrative.
Humor and smiles are a big part of Katie + Charlie’s dynamic and we wanted that to shine through their entire film. Other themes unique to them were family, faith and Detroit. Working alongside our photography friends Adrienne and Amber, we we’re able to find some beautiful, unique Detroit landscapes like the Belt Alley and the rooftop of the Atheneum to capture photo/video session. We tied together the theme of humor and fun in the the last act as friends, family all dance and laugh with Katie + Charlie, making it a night to remember for all time. We wish you a lifetime of happiness, love and success, stay laughing together. Congratulations to the fun-loving couple, enjoy your anniversary Katie + Charlie!
Fun tidbit: Charlie also works in video so you bet we wanted to be on the top of our game with this film!
Storytellers: Heart + Soul
Photo: Weddings by Adrienne & Amber
DJ: Dramatic Dimensions Entertainment
Venues: St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church // Atheneum Hotel