Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We first met Brianna and Marc along with their mothers last fall. We had the opportunity to get to know our couple a little better when we did their engagement session out on Old Mission Peninsula at the lighthouse. What a great couple. Briamma was just a sweetheart and Marc, a sharp, witty and very nice young man. we knew that doing their wedding was going to be a lot of fun. It was!

In downtown Traverse City, sitting on the Grand Traverse Bay, is the Maritime Academy and the Hagerty Center. Bright sunshine and and beautiful blue water greeted us when we arrived at the Hagerty Center. This location provides a private outdoor ceremony site, with the gorgous bay as your background.

After a very touching ceremony our newlyweds greeted their guest in the glass walled lobby where they then enjoyed cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. During this time, the couple and their wedding party traveled by limo to Hannah Park in downtown Traverse City. With the Boardman River in the background we shot some great photos of everyone.

After a short ride everyone arrived back at the Hagerty Center for the introduction of the bridal party. What can I say! If you can't have fun on your wedding day, when can you! Our groom had his groomsmen "fly" into the reception( did I mention that Marc is a pilot) while he "shot" them down to the music from "Top Gun"! Not to be outdone, our ladies sported cowboy hats and rope lassos, and to the song of " Save a Horse, Ride a cowboy" roped and tied that groom and handed him off to his bride.

After best man and Maid of Honor toasts and two very touching toasts from the fathers, the festivities moved on to the first dances. Our groom and his mother dances to a song I had never heard used before for this occasion, Guns and Roses " Sweet Child Of Mine"! You just had to be there. I will never forget it.

We had a wonderful time. Best wishes for what we know will be a very bright future.

Wedding at Hagerty Conference Center, Northwestern Michigan College

Hagerty Conference Center, Traverse City

Traverse City Maretime Museum

Wedding at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wedding at Frog Pond Village in Interlochen

After much anticipation Erin and Jerods wedding day had finaly arrived. It was a perfect day on June 27th. Jerod, his groomsmen and family started with photos at their hpme on Silver Lake. From there they moved on to Frog Pond Village, in Interlochen, Michigan, the site of ceremony and reception. Our bride was already at Frog Pond taking advantage of the lovely garden setting for her bridal portraits.

The ceremony was held at the Bull Frog Chapel. The chapel offers the best of both worlds. Open sides still give you the feel of an ourdoor ceremony, but the roof overhead offers protection.... which we needed. Wouldn't you know it, as soon as the ceremony was over and we planned on ourside photos, it started to sprinkle. We still had the rustic chapel to use for group shots after the wedding.

It was still hit and miss with rain showers that evening, but we were still able to take some wonderful outdoor Bride and Groom shots of Erin and Jerod.

We enjoyed being part of Erin and Jerods special day. They were a fun couple and we wish them the best.

Married at Frog Pond Village

Wedding in Northern Michigan

Traverse City Wedding

Married at Frog Pond near Interlochen