Sarah and Mike || Wedding

Hello friends! I am excited to share a gorgeous destination wedding with you all today. The destination? Michigan. :) Gosh, do I love this state. Sarah and Mike, like so many of my great couples this summer, live on the West Coast but planned their wedding in Michigan so that they could share its beauty with their friends and family. Mike grew up vacationing in the mitten state every summer and after sharing it with Sarah, they decided to plan their wedding for this lovely little place. Sarah and Mike hired in a great team of vendors to help them create their day and it turned out beautifully.

They rented two cottages on the Lake Michigan shore and flew out with 45 of their closest friends and family to not only celebrate their love for one day, but to do so for the entire week. They planned their wedding for Wednesday so that they could enjoy time relaxing with their guests on both ends of the wedding. When we arrived on Wednesday morning, all of the wedding guests were helping to set up for the wedding-- making bouquets, arranging place settings, and carrying tables to the beach. There was such a familial feel to the whole day which, if you ask me, is exactly how a wedding day should be. They were married on the beach with waves crashing in the background and partied on the bluff overlooking the water into the night. I loved the chance to work with Aletha of Pearl's Events who did a rad job of coordinating everything and we stuffed ourselves full on another great catered dinner from Marie Catrib's. I could go on and on about Sarah and Mike's wedding day, but I'll just share photos. Because they are prettier and do a better job of telling the story anyway. :)

Sarah and Mike || Holland, MI

Venue: Ventura Pines Cottage

Coordinator: Aletha from Pearl's Events

Caterer: Marie Catrib's

Pies: Crane's Orchard

Band: Matt Stedman Band

Flowers: picked from Hamilton Dahlia Farm and arranged by friends and family

Bride's Gown: J. Crew

Groom's Suit: J. Crew

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