Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wedding at Castle Farms in Charlevoix

Kellie and James were a couple that wanted to keep things as simple and stress free as possible in planning their wedding. That was one of the reasons they chose to get married at Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan. A venue such as Castle Farms is just perfect for that type of celebration. Everything can be done at one location. Kellie and James choose the Knights Courtyard for their wedding site. The couple opted not to have anyone stand up with them. Instead they walked down the aisle together. They exchanged vows in the outside courtyard in the presence of the intimate group of family and friends that had gathered.

The courtyard gave us a great spot for photos of family and friends after the ceremony. From the courtyard we moved into the Knights Castle for a great evening of celebration. It was our pleasure to be part of Kellie and James’s special day.

Good luck in the future.

Wedding at Castle Farms

Wedding Photography by Purcell Photography

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wedding at Crystal Mountain Resort

Courtnee and James married at Crystal Mountain Resort/ Michigan Legacy Art Park

Crystal Mountain, located twenty eight miles southwest of Traverse City, Michigan, is a wonderful place to have your wedding. The resort offers many options for your celebration. You can get married up on top of the mountain, down by the pond, or on the lawn by the gazebo. This past year they have added a new choice, The Michigan Legacy Art Park. Your guests stroll along a woodland path where sculptures and art work by various Michigan artists have been installed. A short way up the path brings them to the amphitheater where wedding ceremonies are held. It was this wonderful rustic and natural setting that Courtnee and James exchanged vows.

Before joining their guests in the Northwest Ballroom, our groom and his groomsman made a side trip to one of the resorts most fun attractions. The giant Tube Slide. The ski lift takes you to the start and it is all downhill from there! We certainly enjoyed our time with Courtnee and James. Best of luck in the future.

Wedding at Crystal Mountain Resort

Wedding Photography by Purcell Photography

Traverse City Wedding Photographer, Purcell Photography

Wedding Photography in Northern Michigan by Wedding Photography by Purcell Photography

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wedding at Mission Table, Bowers Harbor

With the glistening waters of Bowers Harbor in front of her, our beautiful bride Julie walked down the aisle to join Bernie on the lawn of Mission Table. As family and friends watched, Julie and Bernie became husband and wife.

Indeed with all the wonderful places to get married at in Northern Michigan, it can be hard to choose. Mission Table; formerly know as Bowers Harbor Inn, offers so many of the things that draw couples to the area. Located on Old mission peninsula, the facility sits on Bowers Harbor. The Inn itself, a former private home, is a landmark in the region. The ceremony site is located on the large sprawling tree covered lawn. Grand Traverse Bay provides a stunning background.

This past year a new reception hall was completed to allow couples to host their entire wedding at one great location. That made it very easy for us to take advantage of the surroundings and capture some spectacular photos. We wish Julie and Bernie many years of happiness.

Wedding at Mission Table, Bowers Harbor

Mission Table Wedding Photos by Purcell Photography

Wedding Photos by Purcell Photography

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wedding at Castle Farms in Charlevoix

Showers on the morning of Jenny and Mike’s wedding did not dampen their spirits. The couple were getting married at Castle Farms in Charlevoix Michigan. The Castle is a wonderful venue and offers many locations for a ceremony. It was no problem to move the ceremony inside.

After the ceremony the sky had cleared enough for us to take the trolley down to the shore of Lake Michigan for beach pictures. Our bride really wanted pictures by the popular Charlevoix lighthouse. The temperature had dropped and the wind had come up. Our wedding party where real troupers and we got the photos our couple had their hearts set on.

Once back at the reception being held in the Knights Castle, who cared if it rained!

Wedding at Castle Farms

Castle Farms Wedding by Purcell Photography

Traverse City Wedding Photography by Purcell Photography

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wedding on Glen Lake in Leelanau County

When we first met Erica and Mike to do their engagement photos, it was cold, rainy and windy. On the morning of their wedding, it was cold rainy and very windy. YIKES!!

As the day progressed the rain stop, but the wind was still a problem. So we went to plan B which turned out to be great. The reception was being held in the backyard of the bride's parents home on beautiful Glen Lake which was nestled amongst many gorgeous trees. The ceremony was switched to the sheltered shoreline.

With Mike and Erica both being veterinarians, it was only fitting that our flower bearers had wet cold noses...what cuties! Erica's parents both officiated the wedding ceremony which made it all the more special. The stress of the last minute change did not last long. Our bride was so excited to be marring Mike, she could hardly contain herself.

It was our pleasure to be part of this very special occasion. Best wishes to Mike , Erica and the gang.

Glen Lake Wedding

Wedding Photography by Purcell Photography

Wedding in Northern Michigan, Leelanau County

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