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Crystal Gardens Banquet Center Wedding | Maria + Dustin

Maria and Dustin’s elegant wedding day at Crystal Gardens Banquet Center was so much fun! Since they decided to have me capture their Detroit rooftop engagement session, when I showed up on their wedding day, it felt like we were more friends than clients. I absolutely love that feeling! We were laughing nonstop and seriously, they are some of the sweetest people ever. Their love story is perfection and it goes to show why they are an amazing fit for each other and why their wedding day was so beautiful. I was so honored to be able to be a part of their engagement and wedding day. Come see it for yourself below!

A Fun & Elegant Wedding Day At Open Air Chapel At Crystal Gardens Banquet Center In Howell, Michigan

The Cute “How We Met” Story That Led To Their Elegant Wedding Day!

“We officially met at our pastor’s house. He was having all of the college kids over for a summer hang-out night in his yard. I saw a new kid that I have never seen before who was really well dressed, with a button-up dress shirt tucked into nice jeans and perfect shoes, whereas I was in shorts and a t-shirt!

I went up and asked him to join me in volleyball (I am very competitive) and he said no, he’s in too nice of clothes and that when I responded “that’s what a laundry machine is for, take off your shoes!”, he still denied. After my game, I went and talked with him for the rest of the night which is when we really connected.

After that night he started coming to my church and we would talk every Sunday, which eventually led to getting coffee at a local shop after service. I was caught really off guard when the first thing he said when we sat down at the coffee shop is “You’re beautiful Maria”. At that moment, I knew I wanted him to be mine. A few months later we started officially dating and now we frequently go to that same coffee shop and sit at the same table we had our very first date.” – Maria

Kind Words

“LINDSAY!!!!!! OMG omg omg they are AMAZING!!!!! I was in the middle of cooking dinner at the air BnB (on our honeymoon) and Dustin said “Maria, the sneak peeks…” I stopped what I was doing and ran over as fast as I could! The very first cover picture I squealed with excitement! Every single picture I was ooohing and ahhing at! I sent the previews over to my mom and the next day she immediately got pictures printed and put up on her wall, she beat me to it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You’re the absolute best and am so glad you were there to share our special day with us! I’m pretty sure you’re a part of the family now, my siblings and parents loved you! ❤️” – Maria & Dustin

Let’s capture your perfect wedding day together next! Fill out my contact form to get this party started! I am ready to celebrate your love the right way: with fun, adventure, lots of love and laughs, and tons of photos that you will cherish forever!


Come see more of this beautiful and fun wedding day below!


Venue: Crystal Gardens @crystal_gardens_howell

Photographer: Lindsay Elaine Photography @_lindsayelaine

Dress: Bella Bridal @b_ella_bridal

Dress Designer: Morilee @morileeofficial

Hair and Makeup: Liv With The Good Hair @liv.withthegoodhair

Florist: Fays Flowers @faysflowers

Cake: Gwens Cake Decorating @gwenscakedecorating

Donuts: @marvs_bakery

DJ: Mobile Rhythm Entertainment

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