Real Wedding: Kristen & Rob | Bay Harbor

Kristen & Rob's wedding in Bay Harbor is the perfect thing to put us in the mood for spring & summer. Wedding season is coming quickly upon on us and frankly, we can't wait for warmer weather! We love the simple but elegant blush pink and gray tones throughout this wedding, and the special touches handpicked by the bride & groom. Also, can we talk about Kristen's dress for a second? STUNNING. To tie it all together, the clear blue water and sky makes the perfect backdrop for this Northern Michigan wedding. Read on to see what Kristen had to say about the day.       


Here's what the Bride had to say about their day:

We wanted to create a fun, easy going yet sophisticated and romantic atmosphere. While we chose a barn as the venue for our reception, we took the rustic atmosphere and transformed it into an elegant, chic party sprinkled with pinks, grays, candles, and peonies. We wanted to take our guests through a progression of chic atmospheres – the day started at The Inn at Bay Harbor with a beautiful ceremony overlooking the blue shores of Lake Michigan where I walked down the aisle to a song that is near and dear to my heart and had figure skated to 15 years earlier, Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The day continued at the Dhaseleer Barn where cocktail hour was held on the lawn and guests enjoyed signature blush mojitos (made by the groom on the morning of the wedding!). Everyone then moved to a tent decorated with flowers and candles where guests were seated for dinner at a variety of sized and decorated tables – square, round and rectangular - and were numbered to match pictures of Rob and I from that age. Finally, guests partied the night away on the basketball court floor of the barn with great music, dancing and s’mores! Our favorite moment of the night was when one very special guest joined the party at the reception – our one year old Brittany Spaniel, Tanner who was the hit of the night!

Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Coordination and Design: Emerald City Designs / Floral: Emerald City Designs / Hair: Krystal Kerr (Bride) and Shannon Scalici (Bridesmaids) / Makeup: Krystal Kerr (Bride) and Simply Be-YOU-tiful! (Bridesmaids) / Suits: Tommy Hilfiger / Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier (Nordstrom) / Ceremony Venue: The Inn at Bay Harbor / Reception Venue: Dhaseleer Barn / Catering: Graystone Catering / Cake: Vicki Patterson /  Ceremony Music: Mackenzie Lerchen & Eddy Miller/ Reception Music: Lucas Paul Band / Videographer: Larisa Graham / Photographer: Carrie Cathleen Photography


Hannah&Joey19 Hannah&Joey18Weber Photography

Hannah and Joey’s ceremony was held in downtown Petoskey at St. Francis Catholic Church, and was followed by a beautiful reception at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club.  Although the distance between to the two venues is only a couple of miles, they decided to hire transportation for the wedding party after the ceremony.  The Mackinaw Trolley Company was great for their large group and a fun way to arrive all together at the Yacht Club.


Click HERE for the full gallery and check back Friday for more details from Hannah & Joey’s wedding!  Read Monday’s Real Wedding feature on the big day HERE.