Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Well it has been another busy, exciting and satisfying year.
Our work has taken us from the beach to the woods, to vineyards, orchards, churches and parks.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being wedding photographers is that we are able to go to some of the most scenic and beautiful settings in northern Michigan. Our travels this year has taken us to such diverse places as State Parks, private homes, and resorts. We have been to small rural stone churches to the grand and beautiful Bay Harbor.

Everyone has their vision of the perfect wedding. Every wedding is memorable and unique. We have seen our brides arrive by horse and by boat. Grooms in tuxes and sometimes not. Long dresses, short dresses and multi colored dresses. Tall cakes, small cakes and cupcakes. We have enjoyed wonderful Mexican, Chinese, Italian food and sushi!

It gives us pleasure and is both an honor and a privilege to be part of our couples very special day. Both of us would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful couples and wish them a Happy New Year with many more to come.

Dennis and Cathy

Take a look at just a few of our 2007 weddings!!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Selected Again!!

We were thrilled to learn this week that the Northern Michigan Wedding Guide selected one of our photos for their 2008 cover.

This was the 2nd time in the past four years that we have one of our lovely couples on the front of the area's premier wedding publication.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Our gorgeous Fall Wedding as seen in the Traverse City Record-Eagle

It was a gorgeous Fall day for Diane and Andy's wedding celebration at the Traverse City Resort.

And as if luck would have it, we got a call the following Monday from the local Newspaper about doing an interview for Fall Weddings. We then told the reporter that we had just photographed a spectacular wedding the past Saturday and had many great photos. We sent a photo to them that we thought captured the ambiance of the day and they loved it!!

Fall is a perfect time to get married in Northern Michigan. With great weather and beautiful fall colors, the 55th Hole, nestled among the turning trees at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa made a perfect ceremony site.

Diane and Andy were a great couple to spend the day with...they did not stop smiling the whole day and seemed to enjoy every minute of their celebration.

Diane chose fall colors through out her wedding, carrying a beautiful bouquet of deep maroon,reds and orange leafs. Fall fruits such as apples and baby pumpkins decorated the Michigan Ballroom at the resort where the reception was held.

Andy and Dianne had a truly memorable day. Thank you for letting us be part of it.

Cathy, BlogMaster

To view a slide show of the wedding double click the Play button.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Slide Show of a recent wedding

We recently photographed a beautiful event at Timberlee Resort, the wedding of Amanda & Mike. The reception was later held at the Park Place Hotel.

Best Wishes to a great couple.

Click below to view a slide show of the event.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Leland Lodge Ceremony

The Leland Lodge in quaint town of Leland was the setting for the marriage celebration of Jennifer and Nick.

You could not have asked for a better day to hold an outside ceremony in northern Michigan. The ceremony was held in the courtyard of the lodge to the music of a string quartet.

Our bride looked stunning in her lace overlay gown with its simple and elegant accent of a simple sash at the waist. Special members of the wedding party included our flower girl, Kiaya and Charlie, the ring bearer. Charlie sported a bell on his collar, while Kiaya had a collar decorated in flowers for this special occasion.

After the ceremony guests moved to the outside deck area overlooking the golf course for cocktails and hors d' oeuvres, before moving into the dining room. After dinner we stole our bride and groom away for a short while. With the beautiful beach of Lake Michigan so close, we did not want to miss the opportunity for fantastic photos.

Once we returned, it was time to get the party started with the music of the Fabulous Horn Dogs! We left our couple doing just what they should on their wedding day, having a good time.

Our best wishes.

~~Cathy, Blogmaster~~

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Back at the Castle

The Queens Courtyard at Charlevoix's Castle Farms provided a grand setting for the marriage of Jessie and Jodi.

Many family and friends gathered on a beautiful day to witness the ceremony that would united not just Jessie, but his children too, to Jodi to form a new family.

The atmosphere was very festive. We used the Butterfly Garden to gather friends and family together to capture lots of photos and memories.

It was a pleasure to be included in their special day. Best wishes for many years of happiness.

Cathy ~~ Blogmaster

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A celebration at Ciccone Vineyard

Ciccone Vineyard, located on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula, served as both ceremony and reception site for the marriage of Michelle and Michael. Situated on the top of a rolling hill side, the guests were treated to spectacular views of both the country side and Grand Traverse Bay.

The reception was held inside the Red Barn located at the vineyard, Guests toasted the newly married couple with wine from the vineyard, and enjoyed an evening of celebration.

We wish Michelle and Michael much happiness in the future.
Cathy, Blog Master

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Our lucky 7/7/07 Wedding!!

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa served as host for the marriage of Laren and David.

We first caught up to our bride and her party at ths salon while finishing touches to hair and make-up were being applied.

Lauren returned to her room to finish getting dressed and then, accompaied by her parents, went to meet David at the Pavillion. The Groom was obvisously taken aback by his beautiful bride. We took this time before the ceremony to take Bride and Groom portraits, as well as family groupings.

It was then time for our couple to return inside and meet with the Rabbi for the signing of the Ketubah. The Ketubah is the marriage contract which is signed by the couple, their parents and the Rabbi. It has standing as a legal document and the couple is now married in the eyes of their faith.

The ceremony was held outside under the pavillion. Even mans best freind was an honored guest. The couple stood under the Chuppah that had been Larens grandmothers. The couple drank from the Kiddish cup to symbolize their joy. The glass was broken and shouts of Mazel Tov and congradulations greeted the couple as the made their way down the asile.

The Michigan Room was transformed into a thing of beauty. The flowers were exquisite. Their florist and designer from Chicago did a masterful job. Lighting, draping and linins all went together to make a very impressine place to celebrate.

~~Cathy, Blogmaster

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Queens Castle at Castle Farms

We found ourselves back at Castle Farms on June 30 for the wedding of Chris and Katie. Castle Farms is very expansive, and offers several areas to hold your wedding. Katie and Chris choose to be married at the Queens Castle. From the stone arches to the center court fountain, the Queens courtyard is a very regal setting.

The Kings Hall served as the reception site. Guest amused themselves after the ceremony by playing chess on the giant outdoor lawn board, with games of croquet, and soaking up sun while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cocktails.

The hall looked lovely, with tables being decorated with beautiful deep deep red calla lilies, which accented the elegant black and white theme of the wedding.

Katie and Chris had a wonderful affair and we wish them much happiness in the future.
~~~Cathy, Blogmaster