Patrick + Arielle

Three Oaks, Michigan

Patrick and Arielle met at a friend’s wedding in Minnesota. They talked around a bonfire and at 2 am took an “intense, hardcore” hike. Patrick went back to St. Paul and Arielle went home to Chicago but then a postcard showed up from Patrick. Their wedding was a bit like their meeting — Patrick was out for a walk and we couldn’t find him when we first arrived and, like a nostalgic postcard, the two did their “first look” at the Lake Michigan cottage that Arielle’s great-grandfather built 93 years ago.

The weather couldn’t make up its mind if it wanted to be gloomy or sunny but the rain held out until everyone was safe inside the tent for the reception which was masterfully decorated by the bride’s mother.

Patrick and Arielle, I hope your marriage is always a perfect mix of adventure and nostalgia. Happiness always!


Ceremony and reception: Willow Harbor Vineyards // Bridal gown: Jenny Yoo  //  Groom’s suit: Judd Frost Clothiers // Hair: Bang Blowdry Bar // Makeup: Nicole Cap  //  Videographer: Jon Carson Wedding Films // DJ: Style Matters  //  Second photographer: Cory Morse

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