Friday, August 15, 2008

A Northern Michigan Destination Wedding

Jennifer and Marco choose Traverse City Michigan for their destination Wedding site.

While the couple lived in California and most of their relatives were in Canada and through out the states, Traverse City made a perfect location for everyone to gather for this special occasion.

The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa was the guest venue and wedding location our bride and groom selected. Jennifer and Marco decided on the the area of the resort complex called The Shores, for the ceremony site. With the sparkling waters of Grand Traverse Bay behind them, Marco and Jennifer exchanged their vows before family and friends.

Back on the main resort grounds the reception was held under the pavilion tent. The unique yellow tented pavilion area is a great location for an open air reception. The weather cooperated fully to make a very pleasant evening.

We are sure that both Jennifer and Marco, along with their guests, will always have very fond memories of their time here in northern Michigan.

We would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to Marco and Jennifer.

Historic Guardian Angels Church in Manistee

Our wedding this beautiful summer day took us to the resort town of Manistee, Michigan located on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Kimberly and Ryan were married at the historic Guardian Angels Catholic Church on August 2nd. It is a beautiful church, rich in history and tradition. We had already met the couple earlier in the Spring when we did their engagement photos and knew that they were relaxed, easy going and would be great to work with.

After the ceremony, Kimberly and Ryan along with their wedding party, traveled by trolley to different locations in Manistee for photos. Our first stop was down at the shore of Lake Michigan. The dunes and sparkling waters were perfect for photos. Our second stop was to a very unique stretch of road just outside Manistee where the trees formed a living tunnel. It was fantastic for group shots, as well as Bride and Groom photos.

We made our way to the reception, which was held at Little River Casino and Resort. The different areas in the Casino and hotel complex, gave us more opportunities for great shots of our couple.

It was a pleasure to have been included in Kimberly and Ryan's special day. We wish them only the best in the future.

July 18th at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa

It was a beautiful Saturday in Traverse City, Michigan ( I know this sentence is becoming redundant, but it is true). Mike and Renee had chosen the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa to host their wedding.

Our couple choose our Storybook package which features unlimited time for photo coverage which we love because we get to experience the entire event and have a front row seat as the day unfolds.

We first caught up to our lovely bride at the Spa, as she and the ladies of the wedding were getting their hair done and enjoyed a little bit of pampering before the day got too hectic. The men, of course, were out playing golf!

We love working at the resort. It offers us so many wonderful options for memorable photos. We were able to take some spectacular bridal portraits of Renee overlooking the greens of the golf course with the tower of the resort in the background.

Mike and Renee choose the resorts beach setting, The Shores, located on the east arm of Grand Traverse Bay, for their outdoor ceremony.

Back at the main resort the reception was held in The Michigan Room. After dinner as the sun began to set, we took our couple out for some fun shots with their wedding party. We then took advantage of the beautiful evening to get romantic shots of Mike and Renee.

We should note that once the celebration started, it STARTED! It is suffice to say the Renee and Mike and their friends take their partying seriously...unfortunately for our BLOG we had to save the best reception photos for our couple's Flush Mount album.

Everyone had a great time and so did we.

Our very best to a wonderful couple.