Friday, August 21, 2009

Wedding at the ParkShore Resort

Located on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City Michigan, is the ParkShore Resort. With northern Michigan being a premier destination wedding spot, we were pleased that the ParkShore Resort had recently provided a spectacular location for a beach wedding. A lovely lawn area with fountains and a beautiful gazebo, along with stunning views of the water serves as a ceremony site.

For your reception, all you need to do is walk up the stairs to a tented patio to enjoy the same great views.

With our couple, Clair and Kevin, being very busy people and planning their wedding from out of state, the Park Shore Resort served all their needs.

Clair and Kevin choose to see each other before the ceremony. We captured their first meeting and gave them a few special moments. the couple wanted to take advantage of all the wonderful areas we have in Traverse City, so we went to the Clinch Park Marina for family and wedding party photos.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d' oeuvres and a view of Grand Traverse Bay, before the festivities got started. A beautiful day turned into a wonderful night.

It was a pleasure to work with Clair and Kevin. Best wishes for many years of happiness.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Traverse City Beach and Vineyard Wedding

A raining forecast is the not the best news when you are planning a beach/vineyard wedding. That was the prediction on June 19, but luck was with us and the rain held off. Tina and Matt's wedding celebration ended up taking place in some glorious soft light on the beach which photographers love.

The wedding was small and intimate as the couple exchanged their vows on a secluded beach on Traverse City's west bay in the presence of their families.

After family photos on the beach, everyone boarded the full size bus that the couple had acquired for the day and headed to TC marina for more photos. It was overcast which meant we could grab some great shots right out on the pier.

From there everyone boarded the bus and headed out Old Mission Peninsula to the Peninsula Cellars Vineyard tasting room. Matt is associated with the Vineyard and this made a perfect spot for a wine toast and more photos on the grounds.

We had a great time with Tina & Matt and wish them well!

Wedding on the Beach in Traverse City, Michigan

Beach and Vineyard Wedding in Traverse City

Vineyard Wedding in Traverse City, Michigan