Fall Wedding



Megan did her makeup and her mom’s makeup in the hair salon. She wore sparkly pink Keds. She wanted to use the cake topper that had been used in her family for generations. She couldn’t wait to see Justin. And Justin’s first reaction to seeing Megan? Holy adorable. This day was just so sweet. So sincere. So special. I’ll let the images tell you the rest. Thank you so much for trusting us to capture the magic. Congratulations!

Venue: Visions at Centerpointe

Hair Stylist: Epiphany Salon & Spa

Florist: Flower Station

Caterer: Visions at Centerpointe

Cake & Caramel Apple Bar: Sweet Tartlette

DJ/Band: DJ Ray with Visions at Centerpointe

Megan’s attire: Wedding dress and veil from Barb’s Bridal

Justin’s attire: Tuxedo suit, shirt, socks, shoes, bowtie - Men’s Wearhouse




What a day. As the weather has shifted decidedly towards Fall, those crisp sunny days are some of my absolute favorites and that’s exactly what Colin and Maryssa got on their wedding day. The subtle change in tree color, the quality of light changing earlier in the evening, the warmth standing in the sun, but the chill in the shadows. All of these elements coming together set the stage for this wedding. Maryssa and Colin put so much thought into each detail from handmade vow booklets, to handmade pie, and it showed. Not only in those details, but in the words that were spoken last Saturday. We witnessed lots of watery eyes during the ceremony. Lots of laughter playing lawn games, and listening to toasts. And of course the pure joy and love between M&C. What a great celebration - it was such a privilege to be a part of! #weirbettertogether

Venue & Draping: Starry Night Barn & Studios

Day of Coordinator: Dragonfly Events, Nikki Kleinrichert 

Florist: Dragonfly Events (Nikki)

Hair & Make-up: M.O. On Location

Rentals: 307 Events & Tents

Caterer: Catering By Kelly's

Cake/Dessert: Wedding Pie homemade by the bride & dessert buffet from Catering by Kelly’s 

DJ/Band: Lake Michigan DJs

Photo Assistance: Kayla Sullivan

Videography: Us! Assistance by Alex Buksdorf

Bride’s attire: The Wedding Shoppe

Groom’s attire: Men's Wearhouse & Joseph A. Bank




Forget everything else. Forget the discussions about money, family dynamics, and logistics. It’s hard, I know. But try for a minute. Forget the decor, the menu, the venue. Forget the magazines and blogs (ironic, I know, since this is a blog post). Definitely forget the awards, and features, and pins, and posts. Take everything away and your wedding is about your marriage. Your marriage is about you and your partner. This is where the magic in the portraits live.

These are the amazing partnerships we photographed last year.

We worked with an unbelievable number of talented people this year. I hope I’m not missing anyone!

Venues: The Inn at Bay Harbor, Shanahan’s Barn, Ciccone Vineyard, Starry Night Barn & Studios, Brengman Brothers Winery, Sojourn Lakeside Resort, The Garvey Family Wedding Barn, The Cathedral Barn, Aurora Cellars , Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Ecco Event Space, Pierce Stocking Drive, Sleder's Family Tavern, Blue Bridge Event Center, Bay Harbor Yacht Club

Churches:  St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Mary's of Lake Leelanau, St. Francis, St. Francis Xavier

Officiants: Crystal Yarlott, Weddings Your Way

Wedding Planning, Coordination and Design: Sincerely, Ginger Weddings, Sunrise to Sunset, Tableau Events, Every Little Detail 

Prep Locations: Hotel Indigo, Condos at Grand Traverse Resort, Brys Estate, Chateau Chantal, The Westin Michigan Avenue, Holiday Inn West Bay Beach

Hair & Makeup: M.O. Hair & Beauty, OnSite Bridal , M Salon, Simplicity Hair & Makeup Studio, Pavlova Salon & Spa, Bliss Salon, Signature Salon TC, Brittany, Elegant Bridal Designs, Jess Klaas, Mario Tricoci, Lysette Nazworth, Northern Michigan Beauty

Floral Design: Sweetwater Floral, Bloom Floral Design, Field of Flowers North, Hooper Farm & Gardens, Lilies of the Alley, Martin's Flowers on Center, Premier Floral Design, Omena Cut Flowers, Blue Bridge Floral

Decor & Rentals: 307 Events, Serradella Vintage, Monstrey MacDonald, La Tavola, Sweet Seat Chair Covers, Gigi and LaClede, Special Occasions West, Taylor Rental

Stationary, Calligraphy, & Signage: Pop Fizz Klink, Minted, Kelsey Malie Calligraphy, Holly Thomas Design, Leah Moss, Silver Fox Calligraphy

Favors: A Signature Welcome

Transportation: Grand Traverse Tours, Great Lakes Party Bus, Northern Michigan Trolley, Blue Lakes By The Bay, Bay to Bay Shuttle, Affordable Limo

Catering: The Boathouse, Catering by Kelly’s , Uptown Catering, Chef’s Pride, Grand Traverse Resort, Dawn Fresh Catering, Folgarelli's, Bayside Gatherings, Jewell Events Catering, Grandview Catering

Cakes & Desserts: Simply Sweet by Jessica, Top Tier Cakery, Sweet Tartlette, Bella e Dolce , Grand Traverse Pie Co. , Tom's Mom's Cookies, Aunt B's Cakes & Desserts

Donuts: Gallagher’s, Stan's Donuts

Videographers: Mandie Forbes

Photo Booth: Up North Photo Booth, Motion Booth

DJs or Bands: 2Bays DJs, Bugbee’s DJ Plus, Rusch Entertainment, Jump Start DJs, Soul Xpress, Blue Water Kings Band, Cage & Aquarium, Brena Band, Northern DJ Connection, Simone Vitale Band 

Bride attire: Allure Bridal, BHLDN, Antonio's Bridal, Juri by Enzoani, Nancy's Bridal, Barb's Bridal, The Gown Shop, Modern Trousseau, Bianka Bridal, Renee Austin

Groom attire: Livonia Tayloring, Men's Warehouse, Pierre’s, Brooks Brothers, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Generation Tux

Photo Assistance: Chelsey Granger, Lindsey Billings, Cathy Fitz, Josh Hartman, Hallie Kohler

Video Assistance: Sawyer Harris