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I have so much to say about Courtney and Devin’s wedding! I was driving from up north to Grand Rapids the morning of their wedding and as I started stopping for gas and breakfast along the way I started noticing that power was out everywhere…. as I got closer to the city I started to get texts from friends about power being out in the entire city. I was praying our wedding venue would have power, but I arrived to the Cheney Place and found out they had also lost power and were on generators. Being the middle of summer, it was hot and humid and temperatures inside the warehouse quickly elevated and hovered in the 90’s. No air conditioner. Sparse lighting. For almost any bride, this would be worthy of 10 out of 10 panic… but not Courtney! In fact, the entire bridal party was in great spirits and just went with the flow. It was incredible, and a true testament that Courtney and Devin were the most concerned with their marriage and ceremony happening and not all the other details. Severe storms rolled through all day, and even caught the bridal party outdoors during their portrait time. All we could do was laugh, it was such a crazy day! But at the end of it all, they were married and that is really all that mattered. Somehow, Courtney still looked AMAZING after being in the hottest building and getting rained on! I was totally impressed with how everyone handled a less than ideal, but awfully memorable wedding day! I know that their marriage is going to be full crazy adventure and they will handle it the same way they handled their big day— with a smile on their face and their families to support them! I loved being able to be a part of their day and hope you enjoy some of my favorites!
Where do I even begin about Grace and Parker’s wedding day? I could comment on how hot they day was, or how crazy the flooding in the surrounding areas had gotten but what stands out the most to me is how happy their friends and family were to celebrate their marriage. Parker and Grace are both the kind of people that are wise well beyond their years, old souls you could say. They make you feel at ease, appreciated and look you in the eye when they talk to you. Simply put, they are incredible people who are incredible together. They married in the same church Grace’s parents wed in and had their reception on Parker’s farm property. It was unbelievably beautiful, mostly in part to the wonderful couple who made it a joy to work with them and be there for their day. If you’ve never heard me say it, hear it now: I absolutely LOVE my job and hope that you can feel that while looking at my photographs, especially of a day like this one! Enjoy some of my favorites from their day below!
It is no secret that Petoskey, Michigan is one of the most gorgeous spots in Northern Michigan. When we arrived at the Inn At Bay Harbor for Courtney and Matthews wedding, it was overcast and has just rained. In fact, in the image below you can see some rain puddles on the pavement! But just like Michigan always does, the skies cleared within 15 minutes to the most gorgeous sunny day! The Inn is a spectacular, immaculate location and was made even more beautiful by the waterside ceremony arch covered in seasonal flowers (the lilacs smelled so amazing in the breeze!) that was made by BLOOM floral. Courtney was a stunning bride and her maids in blush pink looked amazing against the water! The groom and his groomsmen were incredibly sharp looking in their black tuxes and no one was cuter than the couples daughter who served as the flower girl for the day. Every detail was beautiful and reflected the couples soft, romantic wedding aesthetic. We were gifted with the most gorgeous sunset as guests sat at the waterside fire and watched the boats go by. The wedding party danced into the warm, summer night and it was another wedding for the books! We hope you enjoy some of our favorites!
Artists & Vendors: Photography: Ashley Slater// Film Developed: The Find Lab// Venue: Inn at Bay Harbor// Florals: BLOOM// Wedding dress:Kenneth Winston from Gina’s bridal boutique//Hair & Makeup- Spa at Inn at Bay Harbor //Officiant- Patrick Ryan (Amazing Day Weddings)//Cake- Ruthanns gourmet bakery//DJ- A+ event entertainment