Real Wedding: Lia & Matt, Northport, MI

Now natives of California, Lia and Matt chose Northern Michigan- specifically Northport- as the location for their August 6th wedding.  From childhood friends to newlyweds, the couple and their families grew up together in Ann Arbor but vacationed in NoMi every summer.  Wanting to keep things simple, rustic and natural, they chose of color palatte of yellows, greens and ivories and let nature do the rest of the work.  In a traditional Jewish ceremony, Lia and Matt were married under a Chuppa which symbolized the home that they will build together as a married couple.  Local sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres were served on a deck nearly 400 feet above the Lake Michigan shoreline.  Dinner and dancing took place under a tent with green paper lanterns hanging overhead.  The following day, Lia and Matt took part in a newlywed portrait session in Historic Fishtown, doning their wedding attire but in a much more casual setting.  Head on over to the Real Weddings page to see the photo gallery from Lia and Matt's wedding.  Be sure to see below, for all the talented vendors that took part in their big day.

Photo courtesy of Wendy K. Yalom Photography

Accommodations: Sunset Lodge, The Riverside Inn, Whaleback Inn, Traditions Bed & Breakfast, Korner Kottage, Century Farm Country Cottages, Silver Leaf Winery and Sunrise Landing Motel & Resort/ Cakes & Desserts: Leelanau Pie & Pastry/ Caterer: Epicure Catering/ Ceremony & Reception Location: Private Residence/ Entertainment & DJ: Sandy Blumenfeld & Jonah Powell (Ceremony) and Best in Class DJs (Reception)/ Fashion & Jewelry: The bride wore her mother's dress which was redesigned by Fashion Designer and Seamstress Patricia Bova of Ann Arbor/Florist: Field of Flowers Farm and Meadowlark Farm/ Grapes & Hops: L. Mawby/ Health & Beauty: Holly at Bayside Salon/ Photography: Wendy K. Yalom Photography/ Rehearsal Dinner Location: Shady Trails Camp