Friday, July 6, 2007

A Castle Wedding!

On June 24th Crystal and Dan said their vows at Charlevoix's Castle Farms. Castle Farms is a very unique venue for a wedding. It was originally built as a dairy farm, and has been many things over the years, even a concert venue for such groups as Aerosmith and Ozzy Osborne. Today, after extensive renovations, it offers couples the opportunity to get married at a medival castle.

Dan and Crystal came from southern Michigan to have such a wedding. The beautiful Knights Courtyard was the setting for the outside ceremony. With help from her attendants, big and small, the bride prepared for her ceremony. The couple exchanged their vows under a stone arch that leads to one of the many towers.

Guests were treated to a cocktail hour on the courtyard lawn and we used this area for shots of our bride and groom and many of the wedding guests. The reception was held in the adjacent Knights Hall. With its stone work and high timbers, you never lose the feeling of being in a castle.

After enjoying dinner the guests helped the couple celebrate their marriage with their first dance.

With the fine services of George McDonald from Harbor View Entertainment, everyone enjoyed an evening of dancing and entertainment at the Castle.

As always, our very best to Crystal and Dan.

~~~ Cathy, Blogmaster

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