It was the most perfect weather day of the whole year. Comfortable, sunny, with a gentle breeze - exactly what you dream of on a winter day. Chenin and Rick planned their nuptials for early October just outside of Traverse City. They wanted an entire weekend of fun for their family and friends. From Friday through Sunday it was a celebration! They majority of their wedding party spent the weekend together at the Spider Lake Retreat while immediate family stayed at beautiful log cabin overlooking east traverse bay: the Hilltop Lodge. Once Sunday came, everything came together perfectly to make for one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever photographed at Bowers Harbor.

Ceremony & Reception: Bowers Harbor // Invitation Designer: Paisley Quill // Florist: Amy Kate Designs // Wedding Pies: (no cake!) Grand Traverse Pie Co. // Wedding Dress: VWidon  // Bridesmaids Dresses: Priscilla of Boston // Veil: VWidon  // Live Music: Reception Band: Mike Dangeroux Band // Ceremony and Cocktail hour Harpist (accompanied by flute/sax): Sylvia Norris // Groom Apparel: Calvin Klein // Lodging: Spider Lake Retreat & Hilltop Lodge