While this wedding isn't technically in Illinois, it IS a hop across the pond (sort of kind of) and with so many great vendors in close proximity, we thought it would be the perfect spot to showcase all the gorgeous. Plus the lovely couple is from Chicago so we're making it count people. Photographed by K. Holly Photography, this is one of those weddings that had us at that Lazaro dress, or maybe it was those sassy purple kicks. Whatever the case, it kept us coming back for more and then stopped us dead in our tracks with a breathtaking film by Epic Motion. We saved that little ditty for the end so get comfy, peruse through image after stunning image and check out the gallery for more!
Gorgeous, right? And wait until you see it live straight from the lens of Epic Motion. Enjoy the show!
From the Bride...Christopher and I live in Chicago, but we knew we wanted to get married in Michigan. He is from Michigan and my parents have a cottage near Shelbyville. We chose Bay Pointe Inn because it is beautiful setting for a lakeside wedding. We knew that we wanted to add our own personal touches to the design, and Bay Pointe's pavilion allowed us to create our dream wedding! But most importantly, it has a laid back atmosphere!
We believe that our inspirations for our wedding style came from a few different places. One of the first things we did after we got engaged was look for a photographer. K. Holly Photography's portfolio represented the mood we wanted to create for our wedding. Fun, vintage, with a touch of rustic. We also knew Chicago was a major component we wanted to represent throughout our wedding. So our place cards were vintage postcards from Chicago! Our favors were also Garrett's Popcorn - the BEST popcorn from Chicago! And our table names were streets names of Chicago. Personal touches like the wedding wish tree, the drink stirrers, and the photo booth were a fun interactive addition to our wedding day!
Our ceremony was amazing. It was pouring rain a few hours before, and Christopher and I were prepared to get married inside of the the venue's pavilion. However, the sky cleared up and we finally saw the sun! Our first bridesmaid walked down our dog, Jersey. I had both of my parents walk me down because they both have had an huge part in my life. Christopher and I wrote our own personal vows, which was very important to us.
There are a couple memories that stand out to the both of us. I will always remember when Christopher sang and played the guitar for me in front of our wedding guests. He played Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits, which is one of our favorite songs. Incredibly romantic and incredibly touching. Christopher has said he will always remember me walking down the aisle because that was what we wanted - the sun finally came out while I was walking towards him. We are grateful for our amazing wedding day - it was perfect. But more importantly, we are extremely blessed to have found each other, and I know we will continue to have a life filled with happiness and sunshine!
Wedding Photography: K. Holly Photography / Wedding Videography: Epic Motion / Floral Designer: Modern Day Floral / Invitation Designer: paper + pinafore / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Sweet Cake Designs / Wedding Gown: Lazaro / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lazaro / Photobooth: Magnolia Photobooth / Venue: Bay Pointe Inn