Samantha and Leo’s love story began on the first day of Leo’s freshmen year at Kalamazoo College when they met. They were friends for a couple years first — the way all good relationships start — and have been a couple for many years since. Thirty years ago, the bride’s parents had their wedding at Franklin Hills Country Club as well.
Seth and Clara’s outdoor wedding in Northern Michigan’s Ciccone Vineyard had all the elements of an elegant garden wedding brought inside a rustic barn overlooking Suttons Bay.
Thirty of Tim and Abby’s closest friends and family were invited to the wedding but they had at least thirty more uninvited guests who shared in their day. There were fisherman, photographers, boaters and teenagers but everyone seemed united in Tim and Abby’s love for a few short moments as they were married on the Grand Haven Pier at sunset.
I can’t even begin to describe how sacred Michael and Aubrey’s orthodox wedding ceremony was from the singing, the sound of the harp, the golden iconography, the smell of the incense and even the surprise bagpiper (a nod to Michael’s Scottish heritage.) Such beautiful and rich tradition ended with a night full of cultural dances and laughter.
Adam and Anne’s South Haven church wedding ended with a laid-back reception at the historic Bangor Elevator with a spread of BBQ mixed with traditional Polish foods.
Matt and Alyssa were married in the backyard of Alyssa’s childhood East Grand Rapids home. A tented reception at sunset overlooking Reeds Lake, with a great live band, finished off the evening.