Every wedding we post has something that jumps out at us and makes us know we need to share it. For Brittany & Carl's intimate Bay Harbor event, it's the portraits. The breathtaking scenery, elegant attire, and genuine smiles make these some of the best bride and groom shots we've seen. And that sunset? Incredible.
From Dan Stewart Photography: Blue beaches, sandy shores, fluffy clouds, and a delicate breeze all made Brittany & Carl's special day a true Northern Michigan wedding. The couple both had a laid back morning of preparations - Carl spent his time securing his cufflinks and boutonniere, while Brittany and her loved ones, dressed in floral robes, took on the peaceful morning with curling irons, lipstick, and laughter. Keeping it traditional, the two decided their first look would be at the ceremony. As Brittany walked down the aisle, father in arm, Carl stood patiently, simply radiant. His smile was so pure, honest, and genuine; his smile was contagious and beaming; his smily was one of love.
The entire ceremony was intimate and personal as the couple choose to only share this time with those closest to them. Because of this, the guests participated by surrounding the couple for a prayer and their first kiss as husband and wife - a beautiful moment that will never be forgotten. Once married, the two enjoyed a trolley ride around Bay Harbor, ending at the reception for incredible food and a magical night of dancing. They spun and swayed under a canopy of twinkling, sparkling lights without a care in the world. Everything was flawless.
Congratulation Brittany & Carl. May God bless your marriage!
Photography: Dan Stewart Photography / Bride's Dress: Demetrios / Bride's Earrings: Givenchy from Macy's / Bride's Bracelet: Nadri from Nordstrom's / Bride's Veil: Demetrios / Engagement & Wedding Rings: Tapper's / Ceremony & Reception Location: Inn at Bay Harbor / Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist: La Dolce Vita / Florist: Monarch Garden & Floral Design / Desserts: Johan's Pastry Shop / Officiant: Toby Jones / Guitarist: Ron Getz / Transportation: Mackinaw Trolley Company