Small, intimate weddings are incredible. It’s similar to a full wedding, but because of the guest count, it has such a different vibe. Conversations run deeper and everything is a bit more relaxed. That was completely the case for Kaleigh and Ryan’s Mission Table wedding in Traverse City. Arriving at the wedding location
Arriving at the wedding location up Old Mission Peninsula the sun was shining as temperatures neared the 70s. Out on the water boats, kayakers, and paddle boarders enjoyed the water. Inside Mission Table, the bride was putting the final touches out for the dinner and the groom was finishing up getting ready.
Prior to seeing each other for the first look, they gifted one another with gifts. A pearl bracelet for the bride and a watch & scotch for the groom. It was a lovely gesture before the reveal. As Kaleigh approached Ryan for the first time the excitement could be felt in the air. As Ryan turned around to see his bride-to-be his face lit up with joy, it was a beautiful moment. The happy couple finished up a few more portraits before tucking away before the ceremony. With all the stunning locations at Mission Table, it’s always a pleasure to photograph weddings there.
Guests made their way to the lawn overlooking Lake Michigan. The light shining through the trees provided such a golden color on the ceremony. Vows were said, rings were exchanged, and then it was time to celebrate with their guests. Right as the sun was beginning to set the newlyweds were encircle by their guest with lit sparklers and watch them dance their first dance as husband and wife. It was so magical, like something out of a fairy tale.
Congrats again Ryan and Kaleigh! Your intimate wedding was a delight to photograph. Enjoy!
His bow tie and her tattoos are perfect!