It’s always a treat for me to travel back to East Lansing for a Michigan State University wedding. I’ve been able to shoot at most of the venues around campus, but I was especially excited when Elizabeth & Adam said they were getting married at the football stadium’s new Huntington Club. I was also excited to work with Elizabeth’s family again. You might remember her sister, Rachael & JP’s Mexico wedding (the one that Mario Lopez crashed!)
I started the morning with Elizabeth and her bridesmaid’s at her parents house for makeup. She and Adam both finished getting ready at St. John Church in East Lansing. I loved Adam’s Superman shirt under his dress shirt and watching Elizabeth’s dad react after seeing her in the dress.
After the ceremony, we loaded the bridal party up for some MSU wedding photos. Our first stop was for a quick picture in front of the dorm where they met then we headed to the Sparty statue. Then we stopped at Crunchy’s in East Lansing, a classic MSU spot. Finally, we walked along the Red Cedar for a few shots before heading up to the Huntington Club wedding reception.
After toasts and dinner, everyone headed to the far end of the club for first dances. When Elizabeth’s father handed her off to Adam on the dance floor everyone cheered and her father’s reaction was very sweet. As the dance floor opened up we had a chance to head out to some of the club level seats for a few more portraits.
I have to say one of the highlights of the night, and maybe my career, was watching their DJ Rodney Lamar Page keep everyone entertained all night. I’ve seen a few hundred wedding receptions, so it’s rare that something totally unique catches me by surprise. Rodney played acoustic violin during the dinner hour and electric violin solos over hip-hop during the dance party. He mixed it up with a little beatboxing and totally blew the roof off with a freestyle rap with details of Elizabeth & Adam’s life and wedding day. It was seriously impressive!
I had an awesome time hanging out with Elizabeth & Adam and their family (again), thank you so much for letting me document your day!