Some thoughts on this Whitney LGBTQ wedding…

Nasir & Mark have been together for a long 20 years. The couple shared their vows on the one day when the courts temporarily allowed same sex marriage. The very next day, the door slammed shut on the LGBTQ wedding scene. Mark & Nasir were stuck in limbo until a recent supreme court ruling accepted their marriage, and finally they could get on with their lives. This was a Whitney LGBTQ wedding that they threw and a wedding party for their friends to celebrate a long-fought recognition of their love & dedication.

Patrick Abel wedding photograph
Patrick A. Photographer

We got together early in the morning at The Whitney. Everybody was busy checking on the final details. The officiant Denise Tucker from Perfect Day Celebrations was her usual well-organized self and everything was falling into place perfectly. While getting ready, Nasir had a beautiful emotional moment to himself. You can see him crying because he couldn’t believe it was finally happening!

The service…

He & Mark then shared their vows on the beautiful stairs of The Whitney — which is the perfect spot to get married in the old home. Iron rails and stained glass were absolutely beautiful surrounding them. Once they had said their vows, the place just erupted into applause. At last!

The party…
Lisa H. Photographer
Lisa H. Photographer

Next, at the luncheon, there were several truly heartfelt toasts and a lot of tears from friends who had been supporting them over the years. And, what’s more, the food at The Whitney is just superb! Next, we headed out to Detroit, walked around for a few hours, and got plenty of really beautiful shots of the two of them. It was a fantastic and well-deserved wedding day for Mark & Nasir. We are so happy to celebrate their commitment and their victory in securing a happy life together.  

Best wishes to them both!!  We also want to give a shout out to the LGBTQ community and hope you call us for your wedding photography!

We are friendly to your LGBTQ wedding so call us today and let us capture your special memories.

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We can’t wait for our next Whitney LGBTQ wedding!

In your journey to see more great wedding photography from The Whitney, check out Patrica and James’ wedding here.

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It is important to point out that our actual final wedding images do not have our logo plastered through them. The logo you see on these BLOG post images are just for the web. This helps us should someone stumble on an image that we shot, it can lead them back to our site and we just might get a booking out of it.

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The Knot Best Of Weddings 2021 Special Moments Photography
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Wedding: The Whitney Detroit
Reception:  The Whitney Restaurant Detroit
Other Spots:  Detroit Institute of Arts & Downtown Detroit
Photographers: Patrick A.  &  Lisa H.