I’ve been looking forward to writing this post for quite a while, Selina + Evan’s wedding at the Howell Opera House was one of the few opportunities I’ve had to shoot in a historical location, and I have to say, it is one I would gladly go back to! The Opera House was built in 1880 by famed Detroit architect Almon C. Varney, and served as a theater and the heart of the Howell community for more than 40 years before its closure in 1923. The venue was partially restored in 2001 by the Livingston Arts Council which is in the process of fundraising to restore the upper level to full theatrical functionality. Selina + Evan decided to get married here in the lower section of the building which serves as a community center and wedding venue. They met as students at Central Michigan University back in 2011 and got engaged at the Tree Tops Resort while on a weekend trip in 2016. From getting to know Evan + Selina throughout this process, I could tell they were the perfect match for one another. While he was laid back throughout this process, Selina was detail-oriented, charming and vivacious. Throughout the day, Evan was there for her to lean on for emotional support, and you could tell that no one made him happier than she did. I was also lucky enough to get to meet their spunky puppy dog, who was all dressed up for the big day when he came to their first look.
A big shout out to the fabulous Rev. Mary Bengtsson who carried out the sweet, and lovely ceremony and was kind enough to introduce herself to me earlier that day. Also one great big shout out to Cadence Music and Entertainment for keeping the dancing going well into the night. Great job guys!
//Vendor Credits //
Wedding Venue: Howell Opera House
DJ + MC: Cadence Music and Entertainment
Flowers: Country Lane Flowers
Hair + Make-Up: Casa De Bella
Dress: The Bride’s Project
Catering: CC Catering