Nasir & Mark’s Wedding at The Whitney & The DIA in Downtown Detroit, A LGBTQ wedding.

Patrick Abel wedding photograph
Patrick A. Photographer
Some thoughts…

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. They threw this wedding party for their friends to celebrate a long-fought recognition of their love & dedication.

Lisa H. Photographer
Lisa H. 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…

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 LGBT wedding so call us today and let us capture your special memories.

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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.