Susanna & Jared - Greenville, Michigan, September 9

Down to earth by nature and both wonderfully congenial people, Susanna and Jared were destined to fit together as effortlessly as peanut butter and chocolate. It was in 2013 that their paths first crossed in an unexpected way. Susanna was a banker at Chase, and Jared was filling out a deposit slip in her branch when she saw him for the first time. Jared came in many times after that, never speaking to Susanna but always making a point to smile at her as he walked past. One day, following his usual routine, Jared got as far as the front of the bank before stopping and turning around to walk straight up to Susanna's desk. Visibly shaking, he at last mustered the courage to ask her out.

4 years later, they remain head-over-heels for each other. The two share an infectious sense of humor, a love for their pups, a strong bond with their families, and an adoration for beautiful Wabasis Lake, where Jared grew up and where their beautiful home is located on the water's edge. It only seemed fitting to start this new chapter together on the shores of this special place.

September 9th was bright and cloudless but perfectly cool as Susanna and Jared exchanged their vows by the shimmering water. The celebration that followed was as relaxed and welcoming as the bride and groom themselves: savory BBQ dinner, lawn games and bonfires, a lively dance floor, and a boat ride to the sand bar in the late evening light.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Wabasis Lake Campground

Bride's gown: Becker's

Hair design by Shelly Alberts

Floral and decor by Laura Donavan

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Lindsay & Ben - Bohemian Backyard Wedding in Traverse City, MI

Lindsay and Benjamin share an uncommon bond. Their love story is one of deep commitment to each other, a strong foundation of support and faith from their families, and a testament to the faithfulness of God. 

As children, Lindsay and Benjamin grew up as acquaintances in the same circle of families. But it wasn't until later into adulthood that their friendship would develop into something deeper. Both of them entered careers as firefighters, working in separate departments, and eventually rekindling their friendship over their shared profession. Benjamin left home for 3 and a half years on active duty with the Marines, and when he returned, they began dating. Eight months after that, Benjamin was on one knee in the snow at the top of a ski hill, asking Lindsay to be his wife.

Their August wedding day was, by contrast, warm and golden-hued. Lindsay and her girls wore ethereal gown and flower crowns, and the family home was thoughtfully decorated with little terrariums, generous blooms, gold-tipped feathers, and an abundance of magical twinkle lights. 

Bride's gown by The Faded Sunflower, flower crowns by Darling Headbands

Cake and cupcakes by Elise Zagore

Pies by Elijah Little, Grand Traverse Pie Co

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Kathleen & Paul - Wedding on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Once upon a time, on an Isle in the Irish Sea, there lived a lovely and spirited Welsh princess with a heart made of gold. Her little daughter was her whole world, and they lived contentedly with their family and animals among the rolling green hills of their kingdom. Then one day, she caught the eye of a dashing suitor from the south with two little princesses of his own. With the eloquent prose and persuasion of a poet, he crafted the words that would be his first introduction to the woman of his dreams: “Hey there”.

From their wit and humor to their generous spirits, Kathleen and Paul were destined to be the perfect match. Add to the mix their three precious daughters with giant personalities of their own, and you have a recipe for one seriously wonderful blended family. All 7 of us met for the first time the evening before the wedding day. Though we’d been long-distance friends for about a year, it felt like we’d just picked up where we left of on a lifetime friendship. The weekend’s festivities included preparations at the family cottage, a magical ceremony at “The Church in the Sea”, 12th century wonder St Cwyfans, and revelry in tents on the lawn, glowing with warm lights late into the night.

Bouquets grown locally and designed by Emmy's Flowers. Floral displays for ceremony and reception by Helen Starley.

Bride's gown by Enzoani, Wedding Belles/Tlysau'r Briodas.

Live entertainment by "The Second Sons" with frontman Steve Blackstone.

Catering and cake by Lucy Bradley, Bradley's Kitchen.

Hair styling by Jess Molyneux, Mobile Hairdressing by Jess and makeup by Rhiannon Pritchard - Makeup Artist

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Olivia & Craig - A Chateau Wedding in South France

A radiant London lady and a sandy-haired gent from Loch Lomond. With nearly 500 miles between them, their chances of meeting certainly weren't betting odds. Yet it wasn't until they had both simultaneously jetted 5,000 miles from home on the same week in summer 2013, that they found themselves staring at one another across a buffet table in Cancun, Mexico. Olivia and Craig would spend the rest of that pivotal day together, and by evening, Craig says he knew beyond a doubt that she was the girl for him. 

4 years of (substantially more picturesque) dates later, the two of them have secured a house in London and built a life together that they are absolutely enamored with. To celebrate the beginning of their marriage, they and their closest friends and family gathered at Chateau la Gauterie for the wedding week. Just the right amount secluded and every bit elegant, the chateau in Southwest France's rolling countryside made for the perfect backdrop for Olivia and Craig's intimate and exquisite affair. Where the days are bright and wine is plentiful, they began a happy new chapter in their lives together.

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Venue and Decor: Chateau la Gauterie, St-Paul-Lizonne, France

Bride's Gown: Badgley Mischka

Bride's Shoes: Dolce and Gabbana

Makeup by Lol Overand

Hair by Gemma Welch

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Forbes on the Square, Glagow. Shoes by Russell and Bromley

Wedding Cake: Cupcakes 16/ Aubeterre, France (Jane Bedford)

Naomi & Jody - Wedding in Honor, Michigan

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A little red brick playhouse in small-town Northern Michigan, situated at a cross street in view of the shimmering bay. It's 2013, and the newly assembled cast of Les Misérables is beginning to get acquainted before rehearsals. In the midst of an introductory exercise, Jody decides to confidently approach Naomi, takes a blurry selfie with her, and initiates a conversation that would continue for the rest of their lives.

During those months of production, Naomi and Jody would become inseparable, drawn in by the other's courageous openness and warmth. When Les Misérables wrapped up, the love story was just beginning. Years later and closer than ever, these two hold each other up with determination and respect, and the friendship they share is perhaps the most apparent thing about them. They effortlessly draw those around them into that friendship, and it's easy to fall in love with these two! What an honor to share such an important day in their story!

Ceremony & Reception, Décor and wedding coordinator: Greystone Mansion, Honor, MI

Bride's Gown: David's Bridal

Floral: The Flower Station, Traverse City

Cake: Brulotte's Cakery and Sweets

Hair and Makeup Styling: Up North Perfection and Sasha Rosenthal

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Caitlin & Joe - Wedding in Nyon, Switzerland

A pair of lovers in a world gone mad, a nation composed only of themselves—a nation of two.

Kurt Vonnegut's poetic words hold a special significance in Caitlin and Joe's shared story. It all began in a picturesque little town in Switzerland overlooking Lake Geneva and surrounded by rolling vineyards. Here in Nyon, the two met in high school and were soon to become totally inseparable. For over a decade since, across distances, through great loss and hard fought victory, they have immersed themselves in the tremendous pursuit of loving one another well. When we first had the chance to meet Caitlin & Joe, taking a drive through the Swiss countryside, I asked what they most enjoyed doing together. Joe's thoughtful response was, "we love just existing in each other's company". To anyone who has observed these two, the truth of this is evident: Their love for one another is effortless, and their admiration for each other is tangible.

The first of July came warm and golden-hued. Energy and excitement was in the air as we arrived at the lovely chateau covered in ivy. What a perfect day to celebrate the love of two incredible people!

Ceremony: Eglise Saint-Robert, Founex, Switzerland

Reception and Decor: Chateau de Bossey, Nyon, Switzerland

Hair Styling by Llongueras Nyon

Bride's Gown by Wed2B - Bromley, London

Floral by Chloé Savary - Mies, Switzerland / Miss Daisy Fresh Dutch Flowers

Wedding Cake by Antoinette Valles

Heather & Brett - Wedding at Aurora Cellars, Leelanau Peninsula

"Do I know you?" These were Brett's first words to the woman who would turn out to be the girl of his dreams, who would consequently change his entire life in ways nobody thought possible. His next words were to ask this girl to dance, and fortuitously, she did. Heather had just made the move to Northern Michigan for a new job, and Brett was returning to the same town for his third season working aboard the Tall Ship Manitou. This chance meeting was in May of 2012, and over the course of the following summer, Heather and Brett spent every spare moment together. They explored the area's wineries, enjoyed the beaches together, and became quite taken with one another. When fall came around that year, the time Brett would usually have left Michigan until next season, he stayed to be near Heather. 

It wasn't until June of 2016, on a surprise getaway to upstate New York, that Brett proposed to Heather with a beautiful family heirloom diamond. Exactly a year after that night on the balcony of empty Bolt Castle, an excited crowd of friends and family gathered on the sunny lawn of Leelanau's Aurora Cellars to witness the two lovers give their vows to each other.  Brett and Heather had the entire group wiping away tears along with them as they read their heartfelt vows to one another in the shade of a giant willow tree. What a perfect day for a beautiful beginning!

Floral by The Blossom Shop, Traverse City

Bride's Gown by Stella York

Hair Styling by Salon Moxie, Traverse City

Makeup by Calla, Traverse City

Catering by Laura Cavender

Cake by Potters Bakery

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Natalie & Ian - Loch Lomond, Scotland

There are few settings on earth that compare with the majesty and lore of Scotland's famed Loch Lomond. This place exists in its own ongoing fairytale. On a uniquely warm and bright spring day, we had the incredible opportunity to step into the magic for the glorious wedding celebration of Natalie & Ian. Here on the bonnie banks, at the illustrious Cameron House estate, the two "tied the knot" in true Gaelic tradition. 

Vibrant and witty and a true generous heart, Natalie was born and raised in her beloved native Scotland. She moved to the States 11 years ago to pursue her passion for field hockey. In December of 2011, while visiting friends in Virginia, she was introduced to a certain Ian Holder, who caught her attention with his warmth, humor, and thoughtfulness. Their first date was at a little wine bar called Press 626 in Norfolk, and both felt an instant deep connection between them. They maintained a growing relationship long distance over the next two years, until Natalie received a lucky job offer in Norfolk in 2013. Two more years of shared adventures, traveling, and investing in each other led to one Autumn evening in 2015. On a bridge in Norfolk overlooking the shimmering water of Elizabeth River, Ian got down on one knee and asked Natalie for forever together.

Cameron House was the natural choice to begin their married lives together, since it has been one of Natalie's favorite places for as long as she can remember. On Ian's first visit to Scotland, Natalie introduced him to the lovely estate and grounds at the edge of Lomond's shimmering banks, and he instantly became equally taken with the spot. Grand Cameron House, with its rich history and unprecedented elegance, was bathed in sunlight and abuzz with excited energy on the morning of the 26th of May when we arrived for the festivities. It was to be the day of a lifetime! 

Ceremony and Reception: Cameron House on Loch Lomond

Hair styling by Victoria Clark, Ultimate Wedding Hair

Makeup styling by Louise Ballentine, Makeup Artist 

Floral by Louisina Currie

Wedding Planner: Lindsay Jones 

Bride's gown by Madeline Gardner New York

Piper: Sean Barrett

Vocalist: Danielle Barrett

Pianist: John Rankin, Glasgow Piano Man

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Victor & Eliana - Exploring Japan

In the days before their much anticipated wedding, this big-hearted couple took us on unforgettable adventures all throughout Japan's countryside and cityscapes. We explored Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sagano bamboo forest, the iconic vibrant gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha, the Geisha district of Gion, and majestic Mt Fuji. There were lots of foods sampled, lots of great memories made, and some very sore feet to show for it. Here are a few of our favorite shots from those days spent exploring with these loves.

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Eliana & Victor - Wedding in the Mountains of Mie-Ken, Japan

It was a September day in 2013 when two strangers from Brazil crossed paths far from home in a train station in Japan. It was nothing short of divine appointment that brought Eliana into Victor's life that day, and the rest of their story is an ongoing testament to God's grace and faithfulness.

At the time of their meeting that day in the train station, Eliana was at a low point in her life. She and Victor had only 40 minutes of conversation before her station stop, during which she opened up about some of the heartbreak she was struggling with. As they spoke, Victor's care and genuine concern made a deep impression on her, as did the warmth of his embrace when they parted. They exchanged numbers, but Victor was on his way home to Brazil only days later. The two of them had very little communication after that point, until a spring day in 2014, when Victor decided to text her again out of the blue. The texts turned into calls, and the conversation continued until the the two were quite certainly in love despite the distance between them. Victor purchased a round trip ticket to visit Japan to see Eliana again, and never used that return ticket. With the promise of marriage, Victor moved in with his parents in Japan to await Eliana's graduation while they planned their wedding day together for the next two years.

The 6th of May was the apex of much joyful anticipation. So many years of expectation and promise, and the day had finally arrived, bringing with it a sense of palpable exuberance. It was a gathering of about 30 people total, at a remote cabin in the mountains of Japan. We'd had the pleasure of spending 2 full days and a 13 hour road trip getting to know Victor and Eliana as they showed us around the beautiful country and shared their time and their hearts with us. We got to talk about everything from culture and travel, to our shared faith, to the hilarious idioms of our native languages. We quickly realized that we've found dear friends for life in these two wonderful people. When we arrived at the house in the mountains that morning, we were greeted with hugs and many exquisite gifts by both Victor and Eliana's families. Though most of us didn't share a language, the love and warmth was tangible. As the night went on and thick clouds settled on the mountains, candles were lit and the newlyweds shared their first dance under a canopy of glowing lights. After dessert, everyone gathered inside while Caleb tried his hand at the pump organ and I sang with him. We were soon joined by other instruments and voices, as worship broke out in the living room of the little cabin. It was one of those moments that makes you wish time would just stand still. Lives and hearts were permanently bound in fellowship and love that day, a day none of us will ever forget. Deepest love and happiest congratulations to the beautiful Eliana & Victor!

Venue: Air BnB, Hiroe Toyohara 

Bride's gown: Elody Wedding

Hair and Makeup Styling by Evelyn Saito

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Katie & Dan - Wedding in Traverse City, Michigan

Every now and then, an exceptional storybook romance comes to life in two people in some small town in a corner of our world. One such miracle occurred in Traverse City, Michigan in the late summer of 2012: 

The effervescent Katie and the quietly reticent Dan first met at a church Bible study, kindred spirits with little in common at first glance. Dan was immediately beguiled by the warmth and beauty of this generous woman, but Katie was just getting comfortable with single life as she pursued her faith and education. It took a few months, and many long distance phone calls while Dan was away on a ship, until their first official date in June of 2013. As natural as breathing, the two fell in love. Dan proposed to Katie on the pier in Grand Traverse Bay in February 2015. While they grew together in faith and love, Dan received a troubling diagnosis in April 2015 - He was battling Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. As with all great love stories, this testing of their strength only served to produce new dimensions of depth and character in the love they share.

With Dan now in remission, and a beautiful future ahead of them, surrounded by their loving families, the two married in an exquisite winter ceremony in the church that brought them together. Katie even recorded a beautiful song to play for Dan as a surprise during the emotional ceremony. What an honor to share such a joyful day in the lives of two precious people!

Ceremony: East Bay Calvary Church

Reception: Hagerty Center, Traverse City, MI

Dresses by David's Bridal

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Aymi & Josh - Three Oaks, Michigan

Aymi & Josh are two laid-back lovers from Chicago with a penchant for the Cubs, canines, and craft beers. Their love story began 5 years ago, like the perfect intro to a romantic comedy. The two met at a bar where Aymi was bartending. While two of their friends flirted nearby, Aymi and Josh were left to talk by themselves. That night, there happened to be a man dressed entirely in purple, break-dancing on the sticky floor of that small town bar. Jokingly, Aymi told Josh that if he had the courage to come in dressed in purple the following week, she'd buy his drinks for the night. And he did just that. The following week, Josh showed up in the promised plum ensemble, and Aymi made good on her offer and bought his drinks. Josh left at the end of the night with her number. The rest, as they say, is history.  

Aymi and Josh picked the elegantly restored Journeyman distillery in Three Oaks as the setting for their November nuptials. The industrial venue is airy and evocative, melding the elements of worn wood, polished chrome, and crystal chandeliers into a warm, effortlessly chic locale. Vintage china and wildflowers adorned the guest tables in Warren Hall, and the sun shone brightly through the window-lined walls on this unseasonably warm autumn Saturday.

Venue: Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, Michigan

Decor and Design: Simply the Best

Floral: Sunny Slope Florists, Grand Rapids, MI

Bride's Gown: Vera's Bridal in Madison, WI. 

Catering and drafts: Greenbush Brewing

DJ Services: Jason Hancock, New Age Services

Transportation: Midnight Madness

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Maria-Emanuela & Alexandre - Lausanne, Switzerland

Among the Alps and above Lake Geneva, during that brief and sublime time of year when the leaves are a kaleidoscope of gold, bronze, red, and green, two of our favorite lovers celebrated the beginning of their lives together. 

By the grace of God, the destinies of a Romanian girl and a Greek boy became intertwined in Switzerland in early 2014. Their story is one of true inspiration. Through struggles and triumphs together, their commitment and passion toward one another has become so strong it is almost tangible. On hearing their heartfelt story, we couldn't help but fall in love with this couple from all the way across the Atlantic. Ema and I met about six months ago, thanks to Facebook. We've become acquainted just as well as two girls can from such a distance, and we discovered such a fantastic connection in our first few months as friends. Ema is brimming with excitement for life, and an undeniable whimsy that is enchanting. She and Alex are both brilliant minded, deeply convicted, and absolutely mad about each other. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect match made in heaven! 

The wedding day was perfection, from the mild autumn weather to the lavish accommodations. We were honored to share this exquisite day with an even more exquisite couple that we are grateful to call friends.

 

Avec comme décor les Alpes et le lac Léman, pendant cette période sublime de l'année où les feuilles offrent une palette d'or, de bronze, de rouge et de vert, deux de nos amoureux préférés ont célébré le début de leur vie ensemble.

Par la grâce de Dieu, les destins d'une jeune roumaine et d'un jeune homme d’origine grec se sont croisés en Suisse au début de l’année 2014. Leur histoire est une véritable inspiration. Grâce à des épreuves et des triomphes partagés ensemble, leur engagement et leur passion sont devenus si forts qu'ils en sont presque devenus tangibles. En entendant leur histoire sincère, au delà de l’Atlantique, nous n’avons pas pu nous empêcher de tomber amoureux de ce couple. Ema et moi nous sommes rencontrées il y a environ six mois, grâce à Facebook. En dépit de toute distance, nous sommes devenus de plus en plus proches: une connexion forte que l’on peut appeler une belle amitié. Ema est remplie de fascination pour la vie et d’une imagination indéniable qui enchante le cœur. Elle et Alex sont brillants, plein d'esprit, profondément croyants, et absolument fous l’un de l'autre. Nous n'aurions pas pu imaginer un couple mieux assorti!

Le jour du mariage a touché à la perfection, une très belle journée d'automne, un cadre somptueux, une ambiance chaleureuse. Nous avons été honorés de partager cette journée exquise avec un couple encore plus exquis que nous sommes reconnaissants d'appeler des amis.

Ceremony: Saint Gerasim Orthodox Church

Reception: Lausanne Palace & Spa, Lausanne, Switzerland

Bride's Gown: Pronovias

Bride's Makeup: Lausanne Palace Spa

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Krystal & Kirk - Detroit, Michigan

These two-of-a-kind lovers share tightly knit families, an infectious zest for life, and an affinity for beer and motorcycles. Their wedding day was a perfect collaboration of lives, offbeat to perfection, and set in the coolest city on earth.

Krystal and Kirk have shared a narrative as part of each other's lives since childhood. They dated as teens, then went their separate ways for a few years. Then in 2013, as fate would have it, they rekindled their romance for keeps. October 14, 2016: The glorious autumn wedding day was as warm and welcoming as the couple themselves. Caleb and I were greeted by the pair and their gracious wedding party with hugs and offers to help carry our gear. By the end of the day, we felt like two more of the family. So much genuine emotion was shared by everyone, we couldn't help but get caught up in the excitement of the celebration. It was the kind of day we could live over and over again. Here's a little window into the first day of many in Krystal & Kirk's happily ever after.

Ceremony Venue: Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Gothic Room. The reconstructed gentlemen's lounge from the maritime vessel, City of Detroit III, early 1900s.

Reception Venue: Detroit Beer Co, Detroit, MI

Also pictured: The Detroit Opera House

Bride's Dress: David Tutera

Hair artistry by Jinae Schmittling, Makeup styling by Jill Gervel

Floral: Silk Thumb Floral

Event Coordinator: Take a Seat Events, Meg Bosse

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Amanda & Justin - Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Amanda is a fellow artist and entrepreneur whom I had the fortune of meeting through a mutual friend over a year ago. Over the past year, we've connected on so many different levels and discovered so many shared passions, I genuinely feel like we've known one another for a lifetime. Even before she had her wedding plans in place, Amanda and I were dreaming and brainstorming wedding photography together. So it was with a good deal of squealing and excited dancing that I discovered Caleb and I would have the privilege of sharing the wedding celebration of Amanda and Justin at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in beautiful Jamaica. 

September 18th, 2016 - The day dawned bright and brilliant over the Caribbean in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. All four of us had butterflies in our stomachs as we prepared for the long awaited ceremony. On a bluff above the shimmering ocean, Amanda and Justin shared the most genuine, intimate vows. We were honored to share this day of a lifetime with two dear friends! 

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Christa & Justin - Wedding in Traverse City, Michigan

5 years ago, a love story began with a first date spent watching Avatar over a shared case of beer. It didn't take these two long to realize that, as they put it, they had found their missing halves in one another.

It's been a year since I first met with Christa and Justin on the bright-orange foliage covered hills of Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula. This pair are just as natural as two lovers can be. The wedding day - from the significant family heirlooms to their tightly-knit cirlcle of family and friends - perfectly reflected their style amid the backdrop of the crisp autumn day.

Hair and makeup by Spa Grand Traverse

Bride's gown by Ian Stuart London

Floral by Premier Floral, Traverse City

Reception venue and design/Catering: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

Transportation by Celtic Shuttle & Tours, Traverse City

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