Here in Northern Michigan we are all about the rustic vineyard wedding. Just take a look at that ceremony photo and you'll see why. Rachel & Jay's Black Star Farms wedding shows off their vineyard venue with the huge sunflowers, the lace and burlap details, and the palette sign. But they made it their own too by adding pops of emerald green and incorporating tiny succulents in Jay's boutonniere and Rachel's hair. And can we please talk about those fabulous emerald green shoes?
From Dan Stewart Photography Associates Luke & Anna: Vibrant. Striking. Full of life. Rachel & Jay’s wedding day was nothing short of just that. The joy, the excitement, the setting, the colors; everything played a special part in creating a beautiful and fun day in honor of a very beautiful and fun couple.
The day began with separate preparations at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay, Michigan. In the company of their closest friends and family, both Rachel and Jay radiated smiles, laughter, and excited anticipation of being joined together as husband and wife. And not long after final preparations were completed, the moment arrives. With Jay looking on from his position in front of their guests, Rachel made her way through the hilltop vineyard and down the center aisle toward the love of her life. With the rolling green hills and blue water in the background and Rachel and Jay in the foreground, the ceremony could not have been more perfect or beautiful.
As the ceremony drew to a close, the newlyweds were soon joined by their bridal party for photos on the grounds. And then it was time to party! With tearful speeches, fantastic food, a little friendly competition out at the lawn games, and a rocking dance floor, Rachel and Jay’s wedding guests held nothing back in celebrating the special couple. Rachel and Jay, you two are absolutely wonderful, and you have a beautiful, beautiful family. Congratulations! We wish you nothing but the best.
Photography: Dan Stewart Photography Associates Luke & Anna / Preparation, Ceremony, & Reception Location: Black Star Farms / Hair & Make-up Stylists: Pavlova Salon & Spa / Florist: Jann Hines / Caterer: Black Star Farms / Sweets: Sue Poset of Simply Elegance / Entertainment: Avatar Media Productions / Officiant: Sue Cousineau