Monday, July 28, 2008

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Beulah

Mike and Celina had been planning their wedding for over a year. They were married at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Beulah, Michigan on July 19. The church has large glass windows overlooking Lake Michigan. The reception was held at The Bull Frog, at Frog pond Village in Interlochen.

When the big day finally arrived all their efforts really paid off. I have not seen a more original and creative theme in a very long time. Our bride had worked many hours to make her wedding very special and unique. Celina had gone with a theme of flowers.....Paper Flowers! From the decorations for the pews, to the arrangements on the alter, big open faced,multi colored flowers greeted you. Our bridesmaids carried bouquets of bright pink petaled flowers. The gentlemen in our wedding party sported matching boutonnieres. The bride had fashioned for herself a beautiful crystal spray for her bridal bouquet. She even hand beaded her shoes to match.

Celina and Mike were a delightful couple to work with. You could tell that they were just so happy. Our Bride was beaming continously and I don't think I saw Mike without a smile on his face all day long. The wedding party was a lot of fun to work with too. You could tell that they all were very happy to be part of the day.

We wish Celina and Mike many happy years together.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Frog Pond Village near Interlochen

On Saturday July 5 we went to the popular Frog Pond Village for Alexandria and Eric's wedding in the Tad Pole garden. Our couple had a beautiful mid summer day as they exchanged their vows at the outside open air chapel.

Following the ceremony guests moved to the front garden and patio area to enjoy cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. This was a great time to get photos of our couple and their guests.

After dinner our couple and their guests enjoyed dancing and visiting the "s' mores" station that they had set up outside.

We had a lot of fun with Alexandria and Eric and best wishes to them.

Crooked Creek Ranch

When you get married in northern Michigan, it is always nice to be able to take advantage of the beautiful and varied outdoor features, as well as areas that capture the local feel.

Amy and Dan were able to do both by choosing Crooked Creek Ranch as both their ceremony and reception site.

Located in the rolling hills of the Leelanau Peninsula, Crooked Creek Ranch has everything you could want. You find yourself surrounded by meadows, and horses grazing in the pasture. Amy and Dan were married under the branches of a sprawling tree. In the background was a view of the shoreline of Lake Leelanau. The ranch's fantastic big red barn has been restored to serve as a unique reception venue. But it is no ordinary barn. It is a structure that is both quaint and elegant.

Amy and Dan are a couple that I can truthfully say really enjoyed their wedding. Once the music started they danced and danced and danced!

It was great to see and we wish them ongoing happiness.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Robyn and Chris

Omena Presbyterian Church, founded in 1858, is located in the small resort community of Omena, Michigan on the Leelanau Peninsula. The little white church has served as a landmark and place of worship for 150 years. It was the quaint setting for Robyn and Chris's wedding ceremony on June 28.

After the ceremony, guests were shuttled to the brides parents beautiful home a short distance away in Northport, Michigan. Located at the very tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, the home offered a wonderful woodland setting as well as a spectacular beach venue on the shore of Lake Michigan.

The dinner reception area looked absolutely stunning. Wedding and Event coordinator Allison Beers and her staff transformed the area into an elegant outdoor dining area. It seemed that no detail was overlooked, with a fantastic color scheme of hot pinks, orange and lime the area really popped. Beautiful and elegant floral arrangements completed the look.

But there was more! Our couple chose to set up a separate area looking out over the water for their guests to first enjoy cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. Later it served as a dance area complete with pink and green lanterns to light the night. Everyone had a wonderful time dancing to the music and helping the couple celebrate their very special day.

Our very best to Robyn and Chris.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday at Timberlee Hills

Tucked away on top of a ski hill in Traverse City, Michigan, is Timberlee Resort. The location offers not only a beautiful outdoor garden setting for weddings, but also an on site reception area as well.

With a scenic view of the rolling hills of the country side behind them, guests witnessed Jen and Clete exchange their vows.

As guests enjoyed cocktails out on the deck, we were able to spend time with our couple and get some fantastic shots.

As a special favor to his granddaughter, Jen's grandfather from the Upper Peninsula brought his super classy, super cool 1938 Buick. Now that's a photo opp! What a great car.....and grandfather.

Jen and Clete had a wonderful wedding day and we truly wish them the best.