Grand Haven, Michigan
It was touch and go whether or not Tim and Abby could have their wedding on the Grand Haven pier like they had hoped. The catwalk is now removed and the boardwalk in under construction but the wedding went off as planned with a perfect golden sunset to boot. Thirty of their closest friends and family were invited to the wedding but they had at least thirty more uninvited guests who shared in their day. There were fisherman, photographers, boaters and teenagers but everyone seemed united in Tim and Abby’s love for a few short moments.
West Olive, Michigan
I’m beginning to see a trend. It seems as though a lot of my couples live elsewhere but are drawn back to Lake Michigan to get married. Ellen and Geoff reside in New York City where Geoff works for Google and Ellen for Simon & Schuster but Ellen grew up in Spring Lake. “Inviting my East Coast friends to the beach” was one of Ellen’s priorities for her wedding and sentimentality is one of mine so I knew I’d love this day. Add in her mother’s antique glass bottle collection, hand-lettered invitation and program by the bride herself, some local Michigan blueberry syrup and Geoff’s computer cufflinks and, well, I was in visual heaven all day long. Not to mention, these two have an energy, respect and love for one another that’s pretty obvious.
Venue: Camp Blodgett
Bridal gown: Claire Pettibone
Bridal alterations: Sew Elegant
Bridal headband: Jennifer Behr
Bridal shoes: Banana Republic
Groom’s suit: JCrew
Favors: Blueberry Haven
Florist: Grand Haven Flower House
Flowers: Grand Haven Farmers Market
Caterer: Martha’s Vineyard
Wedding cakes: Grand Finale Desserts and Pastries
Second photographer: Josh Rexford
Grand Haven, Michigan
Pat and Sally had an intimate wedding ceremony with a handful of close friends and family at the historic Khardomah Lodge in Grand Haven. I had never met the couple until their wedding day but I felt instantly drawn to their love story. With a few tears shed during the ceremony with an exchange of unique rings from Misty Wiersema-Jewelers followed by amazing wine and food from the Hearthstone, the day gave me the feeling that they were old friends.
May warmth and happiness follow you always.