When Holly contacted us about her intimate wedding she shared the details of the day. She and Brad planned to get married by one of her closest friends, surrounded by their children, in front of the beach house they rented for the wedding. We knew in that instant how amazing the day would be, we LOVE capturing elopements.
Alex and I drove up to Burt Lake for their wedding, checking the weather along the way. We made a small stop at Stems & Sprigs farmhouse to pick up Holly’s gorgeous bouquets along the way. Although the week leading up to their wedding was sunny that day it was calling for rain. As soon as Alex and I arrived everyone gathered on the dock. Storm clouds could be seen off in the distance, but that didn’t stop the couple from setting out on what they planned to do all along.
Tears and sniffles could be heard, mixed in with the splashing of the water along the shore. A couple of their children had readings before the happy couple read their vows to each other. Then the rain softly started to fall, but it didn’t matter. It just added to the experience of their wedding. The neighbors down the road gathered in the distance to watch the beautiful ceremony and cheered for joy when Holly & Brad said ‘I DO!’
After the ceremony, Brad & Holly went inside with their children and started preparing a family dinner. Brad and Holly gathered around the table to toast with their children and enjoy the cake they decorated for them earlier. Shortly afterward we left them to enjoy their family dinner in peace but walked away so grateful for the opportunity to capture their day. Huge congrats Holly, Brad, and family! It truly was the best day ever–rain and all.
Even their new puppy was dressed up!
The giant love beach ball in the background was perfection!