A short drive out of Traverse City is Crystal Lake and Beulah area. We met up with Susan and Christ at the Crystal Lake Golf Club for their wedding. They flew in from New York state to have a beautiful Northern Michigan wedding and that’s exactly what they got. Our start that day wasn’t about capturing the getting ready, but rather the reveal–their first look at each other.
From the very start of the day we saw how fun-loving and amazing this couple and their bridal party was. There was heckling between the bridal party, jokes being played during the ceremony, and the reception was filled with laughter. Honestly we had an entertaining time just following them around.
After the bridal party portraits it was time to prep for the ceremony. The views were incredible in every direction standing at the alter, as the guests made their way to their seats. The groom and groomsmen filed their way in, looking dapper in their suits. The bridesmaids followed behind looking stunning in their mismatched black dresses. The bride was accompanied by her mother down the aisle and wore jewelry that has been passed down in the family.
Susan and Christ said their vows as the warm breeze passed from the lake, along the golf course, straight up to the ceremony site. Immediately following their union as husband and wife they danced their way back down the aisle and hugged friends and family. Dinner was served shortly afterward and then desserts galore. Afterwards, the dancing begin and the party started to heat up. Before we left though we borrowed the couple away for a few moments as the last bit of sunlight touched the earth. It was an incredible sunset!
Thanks again to Susan and Christ for allowing us to capture all the beauty and fun that day. Enjoy!
The birch trees on the property are beautiful. Add dreamy light and an amazing couple and it’s pure magic.
Every time we look at this picture it makes us laugh. Never grow up guys, life is too short.
The series of images below start with the groom noticing something isn’t right with his ring. Goes to find out the best man and ring bearers switched the ring out on him. The ring bearers reaction was truly priceless.
Dancing their way back down the aisle, nothing but pure happiness.
Be right back, we are drooling over the sweets at this wedding.
Ceremony and Reception: Crystal Lake Golf Club
Florist: Premier Floral Design
Caterer: The Crystal Lake Catering Company
Cake Artist: Sugarkissed
Hair & Makeup Artist: K.Noelle Artistry