Suttons Bay, Michigan
Technically, I shouldn’t be blogging this wedding yet. Clay and Nelu were originally supposed to get married in August in Lansing in a historic inn. Instead, we were celebrating their ceremony at a vineyard which overlooks Suttons Bay in May. Trust me, I’m not complaining. I have a feeling this was exactly the way things were meant to happen. And, with major changes like that, most couples would be stressed beyond measure but for Clay and Nelu, I do believe, the important part was the getting-married part. Even with some super, crazy wind, this was the perfect day to do just that.
May you always face change in your marriage with the same grace. Congratulations!
Ceremony and reception: Ciccone Vineyard & Winery
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Dress maker: Lula Kate
Bridal slippers: Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaids gowns: Donna Morgan
Flower girl dresses: Olivia Kate Couture
Groom and groomsmen suits: Tommy Hilfiger
Florist: Flowers by Marla Courtney Wood
Hair and makeup: Drop Dead Gorgeous
Disc jockey: Avatar Media Productions
Guitarist: Gael Eschelweck
Caterer: Catering by Kelly’s
Wedding cake: Aunt B’s Cakes
Cake topper: LeRustic Chic
This past weekend I had the joy of heading to one of my very favorite northern Michigan towns for a wedding. It was the first time I met the bride and groom so I learned a lot about them as the day progressed. For instance, I found out that Justin has liked Rachel since kindergarten. I know. How sweet is that? The most wonderful thing of all, to me, was not the gorgeous location of the ceremony, nor the big beautiful barn where they celebrated but that everyone talked about how different Rachel and Justin are from each other. These two took those differences to create one amazing love story.
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.” – Ani DiFranco
“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.” ~ Unknown
Congratulations Joe and Stephanie and thanks for dancing in the rain!