Danna + Jared’s Whitney Detroit elopement was such a fun day! I met them at one of my favorite hotels: Detroit Foundation Hotel for a few snaps before heading out to some of their favorite spots around town. These two were actually married January 2019 in Washington DC where Danna lived at the time, but wanted to have another celebration in the summer with their families. With a celebration dinner at The Whitney, we stopped by some colorful spots and then the mid renovation Train Station – Danna’s favorite spot in the city! And can we talk about Danna’s BHLDN gown and Jared’s deep wine suit?! Best style ever! Here’s more about their in her words, Modern Millennial Love Story!
Danna + Jared’s love story: So there I was (In DC), November 2017 swiping right on Tinder. Jared lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and was in town touring DC/NYC for 10 days. We swiped right on each other on a Saturday afternoon, and I still remember his first message “Hi Danna!” (insert waving hand emoji) We instantly hit it off because I’m from Michigan and I know a fair share of Canadian stereotypes. We bonded over our love of Tim Hortons and I gave him a list of places to go and things to do in DC/NYC during his visit. We kept in touch (all day, every day), and within a week exchanged phone numbers and addresses to send one another “care packages” for the holidays of different inside jokes that we had developed. Even from 3000km away we found a way to make each other feel special during the holidays, and we both knew that there was something there … so he booked a trip to DC January 2018 and it’s been hot and heavy ever since. We decided last summer that we wanted to be together, and talked about getting married. We decided to elope in January when he was in town, and it was really special and very US.
Whitney Detroit Elopement
Getting ready location: Detroit Foundation Hotel | Detroit, Michigan
Wedding dinner: The Whitney | Detroit, Michigan
Bridal gown: BHLDN
Photography: Erin for Erin Schmidt Photography