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