Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church & Park Place Hotel

It was a beautiful day in Northern Michigan for a wedding as the sun was out and the air was warm. We again were lucky as we spent our day with Katherine and Roger in a gorgeous church and on the beach.

The couple had their ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City Michigan. The church is very elegant and has some beautiful stain glass that we like to take advantage of in our photographs.

It was a very special occasion for Kate and Roger, made more so by the fact that so many of Rogers family had traveled long distances to be there. Roger had family from California, Texas and Vietnam. It was a great opportunity to capture memories of so many of these relatives together at the same time.

After formal photos at the church our Bride and Groom where chauffeured by Rolls Royce to the Traverse City Clinch Park Marina while the wedding party followed in a "party bus". At the marina we shot some great wedding party photos, as well as
Bride and Groom shots, with the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay in the background.

Kate and Roger then arrived at the Park Place Hotel, in downtown Traverse City. to join their guests in The Dome were their reception was being held.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by The Lookout Cats. As always the music was great and the guests crowded the dance floor. Everyone had a great time.

Best wishes to Kate and roger for many years of happiness.

Traverse City Wedding

Wedding at the Park Place Hotel

Park Place Hotel Travese City Michigan

Traverse City Wedding Photographer Purcell Photography

Married in Traverse City Michigan

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Alisa & Marty in Lake City

A few years ago we had the privilege of photographing the wedding of Scott and Laura. They were a great couple and a lot of fun to work with them and to meet their families, including Laura's five sisters!....So when Laura's sister Alisa became engaged and choose us to be her wedding photographers as well, we were very honored.

Alisa and Miguel were married at the Lake City Reformed Church, here in beautiful Northern Michigan. The wedding party included all of the brides sisters and many of Miguel's friends and brother-in-laws to be.

After the ceremony we traveled to the bride's parents home, which is known as Six Sisters Ranch, for the reception. It was a beautiful outdoor setting and once Miguel put on his cowboy hat, were were ready for some fantastic shots of our couple!

While guests enjoyed hors d' oeuvres in the barn, we took advantage of the pond and stone bridge area to capture photos that will always have sentimental value to Miguel and Alisa.

While the reception was in progress we had the opportunity to catch up with Scott and Laura who now have two children and one on the way! How time flies.

We enjoyed being part of Miguel and Alisa special day. Congratulations and best wishes for a very happy future.