If you’ve never been out to the Eben Ice Caves it’s totally worth the hike! Nestled about a mile into the woods you’ll see gorgeous colors of the frozen waterfall.

This year I made the decision to not lug my professional camera out there like I did last year, but rather just take in the beauty and snap a few photos on my iPhone. Yes, I know that I could have photographed amazing images, but at the end of the day I’m just happy to have made the journey out there. Best advice I could give: wear snowpants (to slide down the hills), make sure to bring gloves, purchase those spiky things (technical term, lol) that attach to your boots and finally–just enjoy. Here’s a couple pics from our adventure.

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Anyone that talks with us knows how much we love to photograph during the winter. The quality of light, the bare branches, the way a couple cozies up for warmth—–oh we just adore it all!

Recently, in the small town of Rapid River, located in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, a group of professional wedding vendors joined together to create a gorgeous outdoor winter styled wedding. We wanted to showcase how wonderful winter weddings can be! The private residence not only provided a stunning forest backdrop, but also an icy view of Lake Michigan. Knots & Kisses created a rustic, simple setting that showcased the true beauty of nature during the winter months. Their tablescapes adorned with moss, deer antlers, and candles added the perfect touch to the already gorgeous setting. The Bride stepped out in an elegant off the shoulder gown from A Bride’s Choice with diamond snowflake jewelry from Wood Jewelers. Her romantic styled hair paired with the simplicity of her makeup, both done by Jessica Mariin, made her stand out from the sparkling snow. Her Groom looking handsome, was dressed perfectly for a winter wedding with a suit also from A Bride’s Choice. The couple enjoyed a day filled with laughter, hot coco, chai vanilla cupcakes from Superior Treats, and so much more. The romantic bouquet, centerpieces, and boutonniere were artistically created by Forsberg Floral. The couple really embraced the cold winter wind by snuggling up and sipping hot coco while we photographed the day away. After a full day of enjoying this gorgeous winter wedding we hope to inspire more couples to take a chance and plan their very own winter wedding wonderland, because even though it may be cold they have the warmth of their love to keep them warm.

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I’m always amazed at the way people interpret images; one image can invoke emotion, inspire, or just make someone laugh out loud. When I read Storyboad Wedding’s incredible blog post about our recently styled winter wedding the only thing I could think of was, “This gal really hit the nail on the head!”. Don’t believe me? You can read (and see) for yourself here.

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