Demetria & Jonathan - River Birch Lodge Michigan Wedding

So mid June of this year on a beautiful Saturday morning I drove and drove and drove northwest to the Birch River lodge. In the middle of nowhere michigan I found the graveled drive and began meandering through pines and woods not knowing what to expect. Finally, I turned around a corner and there in the middle of nowhere is a log cabin for a King! I'd guess the spare no expense property was pushing 10,000 sq feet and the grounds were immaculate. The inside was amazing period. Seriously no one would ever in their life guess it was back there in the woods. Carolyn Hefner of the the China Closet did an unbelieveable job designing the event and it was quite a day. Once guests started arriving many decided to watch the event from the patio while others sat down on the enormous brick paved veranda/patio where Demetria and Jonathan would say their vows. After they jumped the broom the party really kicked off with a great toast from Dad and some amazing eats by lakeland catering. The venue really just flowed from one area into the next and we finally found ourselves enjoying outdoors cocktails near the tent as everyone danced the night away. What a wedding.

Reception & Ceremony: River Birch Lodge Event Coordination: Carolyn Hefner of The China Closet Invitations & Save The Dates: Joanne of Cartoleria through The China Closet Band: Charles Anthony Band Dress: Roma Sposa Flowers: Ralph Bellisario of Bellisario Florist Videography: Alex Bitoff of Fifth and Main HD Lakeland Catering: Lakeland Manor

Demetrias Bridesmaids wanted to tease her a bit telling her now that shes married pretty soon shes gonna need these. One of the funniest moments of my wedding photography career bar none:)

The Desert table was amazing - The cheesecake was soooOooo good!

I love these expressions!

There was some great hat fashion at this wedding. I liked this fellow in the back though particularly.

A view of the ceremony area and back of River Birch Lodge.

Jumpin the Broom.

Demetria and Jonathan in front of the River Birch Lodge. I know this is random but I love the roof on this place!

Just showing off more of the River Birch Lodge awesomeness.

What a spread of food. Eat drink and be merry!

Cocktails and Dancing out in front.

The first dance. I like to really take advantage of all the white space in the tent.

A teary speech by the MOH.

I have no idea what was said hear but I think the body language says it all.

These guys could dance!

Some agressive "all the single ladies" at this one.