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We are loving the rustic elements of this wedding, like the birch arch, and the color palette of taupe with white and green flowers that compliments this northern Michigan setting. How gorgeous are their photos among the tall trees in the woods?


























Photographer: Ben Elsass Photography | Venue: Watervale Inn, Arcadia, Michigan | Dress: Amsale from Demetrios | Hair Stylist: The Styling Company | Floral Designer: Victoria’s Floral Design | Invitation Designer: VO Handmade | Musicians: Jasper Snow | DJ: Harbor View Entertainment

From their Photographer: Nestled between Lake Michigan on one side, and Lower Herring Lake on the other, The Watervale Inn truly is a gorgeous venue for a wedding. It is also a place that has been special to Alex’s side of the family for many years. I had always heard how gorgeous northern Michigan is, but I’d never been; it does not disappoint. The woods and lakes surrounding this quaint bed and breakfast, make for incredible photographic opportunities. Abby had the most beautiful bouquet I’ve ever seen, and all the details fit perfectly with the rustic vibe of Watervale. The tall trees, the sand dunes, the cottages; all of it so unique to Watervale, and in turn, helped make Abby & Alex’s day so special and unique. I was so thrilled to be a part of this one.

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Our beautiful bride today grew up in the Boyne, Michigan area so she knew that’s where she wanted to have her wedding, on the beach, with the reception just steps away. Many of the cute details of this nautical themed wedding was handmade by the bride, her parents, and sister from the paper boat place settings to the wedding stationary. Read more about this wedding from the bride below and check out their beautiful photos by Valerie Ott Photography.



























Photographer: Valerie Ott Photography | Venue: Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club, Boyne City, Michigan | Flowers: Upsy Daisy Floral | Favors & Gifts: Iced Events | Cake: Johans Bakery | DJ: 2Bays DJs | Officiant: Weddings Your Way | Bridesmaids dresses: J. Crew | Wedding Gown from: Patty’s Bridal, Quincy MI | Hair: Boyne Mountain Solace Spa | Make up: Stilettow Make up

From the Bride: When we started to plan our wedding, we immediately knew that northern Michigan would be the perfect spot to say “I Do”. The bride grew up in Boyne City and we both love the area. We wanted a venue that we could get married on the beach and have the reception just a few short steps away. We found just that spot at the Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club in Boyne City. The venue boasted just the right look and feel that we wanted for our vintage nautical theme. Our vendors spanned from the Kalamazoo area (where we live) to Traverse City and up to Boyne City.

Every detail of our wedding had meaning because a majority of it was handmade by the Bride’s mother, father, and sister. The hand folded paper boat place settings, hand painted guest finger printed fish, folded napkins, floral arrangements on the tables, Shoe parking and ceremony guest seating sign, brides hand beaded sash belt, ceremony flower pots, and the wedding stationary/ceremony program fans/dinner menu/seating poster/bar menu were designed and printed by the bride.

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We are loving all of the cute details from this Michigan wedding and what’s more is that it was mostly made by the bride. They had guests send a drawing of lovebirds with their RSVPs, printed them, and had them displayed at the venue. Their cake, which was made by a friend, also had lovebirds for the cake topper. This wedding is super adorable!

Photographer: Leah Moss Photography
Venue: The Howell Opera House
Bakery: Cupcake Station

From their Photographer: Cristin is a DIY extraordinaire! She made all of her own centerpieces, her invitations, and her decorations. On her RSVP cards she had people draw a set of lovebirds and then had them printed on large canvases that hung around the venue, so there were hundreds of love birds everywhere. Her bouquet was made from material from her mom’s wedding dress. Her cake was made by one of her friends.

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Megan and Mike had an outdoor ceremony followed by a reception in a big red barn. The bridesmaids rode in on a cool Chevy truck while the groomsmen enjoyed a game of cornhole outside. Some of the cute rustic details inside the barn were built by the bride’s dad while her mom added her decorative touch. It all paid off because this wedding looks amazing!


Photographer: Dan and Melissa Photography | Venue: Crooked Creek Ranch | Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Perfect Dress | Bakery | Celebrations Cake Design | DJ: Mike Staff Productions

From their Photographer: This wedding was pure bliss, nestled in a barn and by the water at Crooked Creek Ranch. The rain held off allowing them to tie the knot outdoors near the glassy waters. The remaining festivities were held in the rustic barn surrounded by beautiful horses and grey skies. Megan’s father built all the rustic pieces and her mother added her special touch to decorate them. Mike’s dad kept referring to this special as “The party of the century”, and party it was. It was a wonderful celebration of two people madly in love surrounded by those they cared for.