Kelly + George’s beautiful Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House Wedding
Venue: Pine Knob Mansion
Photographers: Jen and Kellie
Photography for Kelly and George’s Pine Knob Mansion Wedding provided by Jen and Kellie, two of the top wedding photographers in Michigan. Pine Knob is one of our preferred venues and we honestly can’t get enough of this gorgeous mansion and the grounds surrounding it.
Kelly and George saved their wedding date in 2020 quite some time ago, but then because of the pandemic, like many other couples, they had to send out “change the date” notifications to friends and family. Once restrictions started to be lifted a bit in our state we were finally able to celebrate with them and photograph their wedding with all the happiness, love and laughter that goes along with it! Working this wedding in 2021 just made our hearts so happy! Besides Kelly and George being so spectacular to work with, there are several things that made this wedding special to us. First, hosting a wedding during a pandemic is challenging, but the Kelly and George, along with the staff at Pine Knob went above and beyond to make sure everyone felt safe and comfortable. They originally booked the mansion for both their ceremony and reception, but because they wanted to go the extra mile to keep friends and family comfortable and feeling safe, they decided to host the wedding ceremony outdoors at the mansion as originally planned, but then move to the Pine Knob Carriage House where they dined under an open air pavilion. We thought this was a brilliant plan and noted that so many of their guests talked amongst themselves about how nice it was.
Kelly and George planned their first look in the Peppina Suite which was a first for us because normally it’s in use for hair and makeup during the time we plan for a first look. We are absolutely in love with the photos we took of their first look. The peppina suite is full of light since it’s surrounded with windows so it has an open light and airy feel and we are so glad that they took this route. It was very special to us as creatives and Kelly and George have original images to keep forever since it’s rarely done. Bravo!
We can’t close out this post without mentioning Kelly and George’s wedding cake. They were so excited and chatted about this cake for months before the wedding. We wondered, what in the world is this cake going to be like? Well, you can see for yourself below, but this wedding cake is very special because it was created as a replica of George’s parent’s wedding cake an entire generation ago, so the cake came complete with multiple levels of tiers and a working fountain with lights! This truly was a cake designed with historic significance and it was a touching tribute to his parents. We love details that have meaning and this cake tops the charts for us!
Hope you love these Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House wedding photos as much as we do!
Pine Knob Mansion and Carriage House Wedding photos were taken by lead photographers Jen and Kellie. Kellie Saunders and the team are located in Birmingham, Michigan with work that has been published both locally and nationally in print and online. We photograph weddings in the entire metro Detroit area and offers Michigan wedding photography at it’s best. Each wedding is treated with love, creativity and care. Let us know if you’d like to work with us! We’d love to hear from you!