Angela and Michael’s Goldner Walsh wedding was unlike any other. I say this because it was the first time I can remember it raining the entire day in June in Michigan. Yes, it rained the ENTIRE day for their Goldner Walsh wedding.
These two had waited a LONG time for this day – a long relationship and a long engagement complicated by the pandemic – so they didn’t let ANYTHING bring them down. Even when the venue (a greenhouse) started to take on some water – see below. They were pouring champagne and just enjoying gathering with family and friends.
These two are truly the nicest couple I’ve ever worked with. Their summer engagement session with their sweet pup Maggie, who makes an appearance at the wedding of course, just got me so excited for their wedding day. Their Goldner Walsh wedding was filled with so many personal touches – sunflowers (the bride’s favorite), cocktails reminiscent of the city they got engaged in (New Orleans), a choreographed first dance (they actually take dance classes), a personalized belt given to the groom as a gift from the bride (he’s a huge wrestling fan), Polish food for dinner (so delicious!), the list goes on.
The saving grace of having a Goldner Walsh wedding is that they have greenhouses to use for photos! Though the grounds are a mix of indoor/outdoor, there is indoor, covered space. This made for a less stressful experience when the weather called for rain all day! When it finally stopped, we were able to take some gorgeous nighttime photos to make up for the lack of a sunset – make sure you scroll to the end to see!
From the couple: We were recommended to Madalyn and couldn’t of been more happy with our overall experience. Madalyn is not only professional but also caring and now a great friend! Madalyn took our engagement pictures and blew us away with our wedding pictures. It was pouring rain and she kept us so positive, and the pictures she captured were magical. We already have a seasonal session scheduled and feel we found our forever photographer!
venue/floral: Goldner Walsh Garden and Home
video: Trifoot Productions
ceremony: St. Lawrence Catholic
cake: Shatila Bakery
dj: JAC Entertainment
Hair: Andrew Marke Salon
Makeup: Sheila Rossetti
Catering: Soprano’s Catering
paper: Designed with Amore
choreography: Vita Dance Studio
mensware: Wesner Tuxedo
gown: “Galatea” Willowby by Watters