Can I just gush about how much I loved this wedding for a minute?
What made it so special was any number of things - the amazing private ceremony for 20 of their closest family members, the unique reception barn on a private property, the bride’s stunning lace long sleeve dress…I could go on and on.
But, what really made Krista and Ben’s wedding day special was that they incorporated themselves into their special day. They knew they wanted to celebrate outdoors because they LOVE being outside and enjoying nature. They also knew they wanted unique details like a vintage vehicle displaying their guest list and guest book (a polaroid photo booth). It was such a beautiful day!
Krista and Ben said their vows at Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling, Michigan. This intimate ceremony space, shown in the photo on the right in the top row below, holds 20 guests and has no electricity. The ceremony was illuminated only by the sun streaming through the cross shaped windows. It was intimate, heartfelt and beautiful. The couple was greeted to their closest family and friends who waited outside for them with bubbles to announce their marriage! It was such a cute moment.
The reception was held at a private residence in Clare, Michigan (my hometown!). The reception spilled from inside the barn out onto the property where there were lawn games, a bonfire, a full bar (located in the chicken coop) and a buffet line (held under the awning where the tractor and equipment is stored).
The night was perfect and plenty of guests spilled out onto the lawn dancing, enjoying the summer breeze and chatting with their friends.
KRISTA & BEN
Congratulations, Krista and Ben! We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and wide open spaces.