Real Wedding: Andrea & Eric

Today's real wedding takes us to the vibrant radiance of Old Mission Peninsula in June. With beautiful photos from Dan Stewart, eclectic, retro decor, and a fresh berry cake from Simply Sweet by Jessica, this wedding is sure to brighten your Tuesday!

From Photographer, Dan Stewart: Andrea & Eric, high school sweethearts, had an extremely gorgeous wedding day. Starting off the day, Andrea got ready with her bridesmaids by her side dressed in matching floral robes, whereas Eric relaxed with his groomsmen enjoying a beer on an outside porch. The two planned a first look, but Eric surprised his bride to be with a sweet, heartfelt note when the two met. Joining the couple, the bridal party made their pictures memorable and enjoyable through all the laughter and silliness, like using small, frosted cookies as props.

When the time came for the ceremony, Andrea was escorted by both her mother and father down an outdoor aisle lined with bird cages holding fresh flowers. Eric was absolutely captivated by her and having to remove his glasses, he wiped some tears. The ceremony was very personal and laughter was a theme throughout the entirety of it. When the couple took their first kiss as husband and wife, they walked down the aisle hand in hand as their guests threw dried flower petals on them.

They headed to the reception in a amazing white, wooden barn where they cut their wedding cake topped with berries and danced under a huge golden chandelier, all the while laughing through the night. It was certainly a day full of joy, love, and great memories. Congratulations Andrea & Eric. May God bless your marriage!


Photographer: Dan Stewart Photography | Bride's Dress: Hayley Paige from Mimi's Bridal Boutique | Bride's Shoes: Ann Taylor | Groom's Suit: Express | Groom's Tie: The Tie Bar | Ceremony & Reception Location: The Fowler Family Farm | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Memorable Occasions | Florist: Nordlie | Caterer: Catering by Kelly's | Desserts: Simply Sweet by JessicaGrand Traverse Pie CompanyPotter's Bakery | Officiant: Dr. Richard Bates | Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Singer: Jetty Rae | DJ: 2Bays DJ's | Photo Booth: MOTION BOOTH

SBW Vendor Spotlight: Northern Michigan DJ

I hear from a lot of couples the difficulty in deciding between live entertainment or a DJ for their wedding reception.  As always, it's a choice that's completely up to you.  If you've decided to go the DJ route but just haven't been able to find the right one, today I suggest you check out Northern Michigan DJ.  Owner Paul Widlund began operating his own DJ company in 1979 (that's over 30 years of experience!) when turntables and vinyl were the name of the game and "Partying like it's 1999" seemed so far away.  Today- after the company has morphed through five different names- Paul and Northern Michigan DJ offer state of the art services for all of your DJ entertainment needs including an assortment of lighting packages.  If you're looking for something fun and different for your welcome party or rehearsal dinner, Northern Michigan DJ offers Karaoke services too.  Be sure to check out Northern Michigan DJ's Vendor Profile under the "Entertainment & DJ" section of the Vendor Guide. [gallery]

Photos courtesy of Northern Michigan DJ