Even though the guest count was under 15 people, this small wedding had a big personality. We arrived at the home in Bellaire, MI that Amy & Ryan rented for their wedding celebration. The home had beautiful views! The fall colors were popping from the green over the forest. The water was peaceful and fun to watch as boats passed by. Amy and her twin daughters were in the master suite getting ready. Ryan was in the main living room visiting with family.
It wasn’t too long before the music was starting and Amy’s daughters were walking her down the pathway to the boardwalk. Family gathered closely together to watch the vows these two spoke to each other. The sound of the wind through the trees and the water rippling could be heard subtly in the background. As they kissed and were pronounced husband and wife their family cheered and daughters ran up to congratulate the newlyweds.
Family gathered inside to warm up as Amy & Ryan stayed outdoors with us for pictures. It was easy to see why the couple chose this location for their wedding. Water, birch trees, willow trees, and so much more–it was all amazing. Afterwards we followed them to Torch Lake Cellars. We arrived and saw panoramic views in every direction. Inside their guests snacked on hor devours and delicious wine, while the couple stayed outside for a few photos in the vineyard.
As Amy & Ryan joined their family inside we stayed outside for a moment to photograph their rings. While searching the vineyard we stumbled up a vine that coiled up to make the shape of a heart. It was random and oh so perfect. We ended our day with them in the front of the property overlooking Torch Lake. The tee box provided a wonderful landing for the couple to stand upon. And just as we snapped the last photos of them the rain begin to fall softly. It was perfect timing.
Congrats to Amy & Ryan on their beautiful wedding in Bellaire. It was honor to capture all the fun that day. Enjoy!
The window view is so beautiful with the fall color that it makes it look like a painting above the bed.