Tori + Luke / Boyne Mountain Wedding

Tori + Luke / Boyne Mountain Wedding

There are two types of grooms. There are the kind that cry when they see their love walking down the aisle, and then there are guys like Luke- the kind that smile like they contain the sun. 

Tori and Luke have been waiting since preschool for this day... ok not exactly, but they really did meet in preschool. Their wedding ceremony took place at one of their favorite places on earth: Boyne Mountain. They have been visiting with their families for years and have condos on the same street. When I arrived the night before, they showed me around like they were introducing me to a beloved friend. That night, they took me up to the top of the chairlift and danced over the northern Michigan "skyline." I will share photos of that in a separate post later, and it was magical.

Liz + Pat / A Christmas Wedding at Winona Heritage Room

Liz + Pat / A Christmas Wedding at Winona Heritage Room

Liz and Pat could star in a Lifetime Christmas movie. It would be a romantic comedy- HEAVY on the comedy. I would be in it too as the friend / wedding photographer who does the voice over narration. Over a montage of me taking pictures of Liz wildly dancing at countless wedding receptions as a single lady, I would talk about how she didn’t know it, but she was about to be dancing at her own.

Ashley + Rob / Tabor Hill Winery Photographer

Ashley + Rob / Tabor Hill Winery Photographer

Ashley and Rob had the honor of being Tabor Hill Winery’s first wedding in their dedicated event space! When I pulled up, I knew that it would be GORGEOUS. The greenhouse-style high-ceiling tent in the middle of the vineyard bounced pure light everywhere during the day and sparked with strands of market lights at night. The ceremony was under a classic white pergola in the middle of the vines. The only thing that could compare to that setting was the love and kindness of Ashely, Rob, and their family.

Josh + Renae / Kalamazoo Wedding Photographer

Kalamazoo wedding photographer

When I arrive on a wedding day, I always check out the decor to catch the vibe of the couple. If I could choose one word to describe Renae's wedding style, it would be sparkle. There was glitter on her bouquet, glitter shoes (in fact, two pairs of glitter shoes), glitter table numbers, glitter bridesmaid dress straps, glitter allthethings. I tested my theory by showing her two ring shots. The first was on a green leaf, the second was on her shoes (see below), and while she liked the leaf one, as soon as I showed her the sparkly version, her face LIT UP.

It was a lovely day. Renae and Joshua SHINE.

Venue: Fetzer Center
Flowers: Polderman Flowers
Rings: Jared's
Dress: David's Bridal
Cake: Boonzaaijer Bakery
DJ: Wiser Productions
Photographer: Adventure Photo Stories
Second Shooter: Kendra Dolson