Yesterday I shared Lauren and John's rehearsal dinner and today I am back sharing their welcome dinner! Welcome parties and dinners have gained popularity this year and it is such a treat to be able to welcome out of town guests (most of Lauren and John's had flown in for their nuptials!) to experience the place a couple loves so much. In Michigan, we believe summertime is unrivaled almost anywhere else and this couple's guests got a taste of it with s'mores, a perfect sunset, live music, a roasting pig, gelato cart, signature cocktails, lawn games and more. As if that wasn't perfect enough, every little detail was beyond beautiful... here are some favorites! And stay tuned because I will be sharing their stunning wedding soon!
I am so excited to be sharing part one of three of the most beautiful wedding weekend of Lauren and John. You may remember them from their stunning Texas engagement shoot last fall that was drool worthy in its own right. Their nuptials took us to northern Michigan where they kicked off the weekend with a rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom's mother at Cherry Basket Farms just outside of Northport. I wish that everyone could enjoy evenings like this-- celebrating under the open sky eating the most delicious food and drinking the best Michigan wines. This soirée took us well into the night and as the sun dropped, the glasses raised in toasts and cheers to the soon to be husband and wife. We hope you enjoy some our very favorites, and stay tuned for the next two installations, the welcome dinner and the wedding!
Artists and Vendors: Wedding Planner: Orchestrated Grace/ Venue: Cherry Basket Farm/ Catering: Epicure Catering/ Florals: Field Of Flowers Farm/Rentals: MacDonald Farm Tables/ Musicians: Josh Davis and May Erelwine/Glassware: Event Theory Glassware/ Linens: LaTavola Linens/Photography: Ashley Slater Photography/Film Developed: The Find Lab/Calligraphy: Sable & Gray
Audrey and Ryan's wedding the day after Thanksgiving this year was so much fun! With both ceremony and reception at The Cheney Place we got to spend a lot of time enjoying the day as the events unfolded. Audrey was stunning in her long sleeved lace gown and pops of marsala and winter greens really made her winter look so timeless! Of course, their pup had to join in for a few photo ops and he stole the show! Vintage dishes, greenery installations and copper mugs adorned with a custom logo designed by the bride herself made the reception space magical. We loved being with the new Vogelzang's for their big day and are so excited to share some of our favorite images, below!
I have to interrupt your scrolling to talk to about an awesome thing this couple did at their reception! Traditionally, guests clink their glasses to get the new Mr. and Mrs. to kiss but THIS couple had all their guests names in a hat and when the glasses started to sound they drew a name and made THAT couple come up front and kiss. Once that was done, they re-enacted the kiss. It was the BEST and made for some hilarious moments! You can see a few of them below!