JASON ATEN | MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHER

RYAN & NICOLE | MSU HORTICULTURAL GARDENS WEDDING | AUGUST 7, 2010

I love standing at the back of a wedding ceremony.  I love standing among a group of people selected to celebrate such an incredible time in a couple's life, and I love the energy that fills the room (or in this case the garden)!  I also absolutely love it when a couple does something to make their wedding completely their own.  That's definitely Ryan and Nicole.  Their's was easily my favorite wedding ceremony of the year - simply because of how much they made it their own.  First - they had their reception BEFORE the ceremony!  How fun is that - they got to spend a few hours just celebrating with their family and friends.  Then, just as the sun started to approach the horizon, they gathered the people most important to them in a corner of the garden.  There - they were married.
Here are a few of my favorite images from their day.  To view their complete wedding gallery, click here.