It was 2012, and Joe Opland was interviewing for a position with Denise’s team at work. Out of all her co-workers, Denise was the only one who voted a strong “no” on hiring Joe. Lucky for her, she was outvoted and Joe joined her team. Over the course of the next two years working together as well as taking classes together at Wayne State University, Denise and Joe had discovered just how much they had in common. Because they were under no pressure to impress each other from the get-go, their friendship developed easily and naturally. They could be themselves when they were together, and that organic chemistry made them irresistible to each other. Long before they even started dating, classmates mistook them for a married couple. Between all the time spent together at work and at school, Joe and Denise weren’t getting tired of one another; on the contrary, they felt as though they couldn’t get enough time together. It didn’t take long for them to realize that they wanted to spend every day together.
On September 15, 2018, the bustling motor city was bathed in bright sunlight as wedding preparations got underway. Later that afternoon, Denise and Joe would stand on the Skydeck of the Detroit Opera House and exchange vows together. Here is a sneak peek from the first beautiful day of their happily ever after.
Floral by MK Carroll Designs - Marion Sanford
Catering by Continental Catering - Lindsey Walsh
DJ: Matt Fox
Bride’s gown by Allesandra Bridal
Venue and Event Coordinator: Detroit Opera House, Holly Clement
Wedding Cake by Mia's Bakery