May 9, 2023
As a wedding photographer myself, I’ve seen countless beautiful couples exchange vows and start their journey together. It’s a privilege to capture those moments and create memories that will last a lifetime. But after 10+ years in the industry, I never imagined that I would be the one in front of the camera, saying “I do” to my soulmate.
Planning my own wedding was a completely different experience from all the weddings I’ve photographed. It was exhilarating to be on the other side of the camera, to be the one choosing the perfect dress (& perfect suit), the perfect flowers, and the perfect venue. And let me tell you, my husband and I had a blast doing things our own way.
We knew from the beginning that we wanted a non-traditional wedding. We wanted to create a day that was a true reflection of us and our love for each other. So, we decided to go for a boho disco wedding theme. Think a mix of free-spirited bohemian vibes with a side of PARTY! Don’t forget the tacos and donuts, please. It was perfect.
From the moment we started planning, we knew we wanted to be surrounded by family, friends, good food (strong drinks), and great music. And that’s exactly what we got. We chose a family property that I spent my childhood summers at, with a huge clear tent decorated with lights, colorful streamers, and disco balls.
Our intimate wedding ceremony took place on a small island in the middle of Cat Lake, Michigan. We had to boat to the island, which made the ceremony feel even more special and unique. With only six guests in attendance and my brother marrying us, we exchanged our personal vows which is my personal favorite memory.
After the exchange of rings and a kiss, we boated back to the party where our guests were waiting with margaritas in hand. It was the most epic way to start to our beautiful celebration of love.
As the night went on, the drinks flowed freely, and the dance floor was well broken in. We had a DJ remixing EDM hits, and everyone was on their feet, dancing and having a helluva time. In the end, our boho disco wedding was everything we wanted and more. And as a wedding photographer, it was a beautiful experience to be the one in front of the camera, celebrating my own love story.
Thank you to all who made our wedding day vision come to life:
For more untraditional wedding inspo, check out Estrillita + Enrique’s elopement here!