Molly and John's Petoskey wedding day was classic Northern Michigan - a little bit of sun, a bit of rain, some white fluffy clouds, and a showstopper sunset. The style was simple, organic, and elegant with bright, lush wildflowers, touches of lace, and pops of deep blue. They captured the rich history and natural beauty of Petoskey all in one and the result is lovely. Plus we just love the photo of Molly and her dad walking down the aisle - could there be two happier people?
From Dan Stewart Photography Associates Luke & Anna: Northern Michigan is truly a special place. Its picturesque towns, quaint cottages, sandy beaches, and lush countryside all make for a destination that has come to be treasured and greatly esteemed by many. And Petoskey, Michigan is certainly no exception. Petoskey has it all: the beauty, the charm, and - for Molly and John - the memories. So when Molly and John chose Petoskey to be the backdrop of their wedding it couldn’t have been more fitting.
Molly and John began their big day separated by only a few miles. While John and his groomsmen prepped at the Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Molly and her bridesmaids enjoyed the morning of making preparations not far down the road in Bay View. Finally it was go time! With John in place, Molly slowly made her way down a short flight of steps and toward her soon-to-be husband. The joy, the laughter, the excitement was only beginning. From photos in Bay View (and skillfully dodging the rain!) to a gorgeous ceremony with a view, it was clear that Molly and John’s special day was exactly that: special.
As the ceremony rolled into cocktail hour and then into the reception, Molly and John and their guests enjoyed incredible food, heartfelt speeches, hearty laughs, and an absolutely KILLER dance floor. And to top it all off, we were privileged to join the newlyweds outside to witness one of Petoskey’s signature sunsets. It was the perfect conclusion to the perfect day.
Molly and John we are so happy for you two. Congratulations!
Photography: Dan Stewart Photography Associates Luke & Anna / Bride’s Dress: Dimitra’s Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Preparation Venue: Bay View / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Stafford’s Perry Hotel / Hair Stylist: Ilaria Hair Salon / Make-up Artist: Andrea Jacobs / Florist: Tigerlilly’s / Caterer: Stafford’s Perry Hotel / Entertainment: Adam Kundson / Officiant Marshall Dunlap / Transportation: Mackinaw Trolley Company