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Organic Black Rocks Beach Wedding Inspiration

I had an intimate wedding and loved every bit. But I would have been happy as a clam with a beachy elopement, too. So, I’ll be saving my ideas for a seaside vow-renewal and today’s shoot from Kyle John Photography is being filed under said inspiration. Dreamy dress? Check. Pinch-me-perfect bouquet? Check. Tabletop beauty? Check. There’s even more pin-worthy goodness in THE VAULT.

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Summer
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Casual

From Kyle John PhotographyThere is a beach, by the edge of the wood, where walls of sharp black rock, regally tower from above ancient tree crowns into the deep pure waters by the ocean shore. Encompassed by this scape is a girl, blinding in beauty like a light that’s mirrored between the bleak rocky walls on the beach, waiting for the sun to stretch its arms above the horizon. Her delicate silk dress, draped on her body, is elegant in its simplicity. She’s refined, yet possesses a sort of wildness in her eyes. A confidence that burns like a lantern in the night. Unharmed by the piercing rocks beneath her naked feet, she conveys an unwavering strength from deep within. And as the first rosy rays embrace her on the shore, it appears to me so obviously, she is the breath of dawn, softening the treacherously beautiful landscape from which she was born.

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Photography: Kyle John Photography | Event Design: Kelly Lenard | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Kelly Lenard | Wedding Dress: Temperley London | Stationery: Sarah Ingram | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair And Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists | Venue: Marquette MI | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Model: Khrystyna B | Rentals: 12th Table | Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic

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Unplugged Nautical Lake Michigan Wedding

There are so many things I love about this wedding, but first and foremost? I love that they chose to unplug. With the most darling signage they instead invited their guests to be fully present and enjoy the beauty brought to life by Sincerely, Ginger and The Day Design. The one and only Clary Pfeiffer beautifully documented as these high school sweethearts tied the knot, and inside THE VAULT you’ll find so much more.

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Summer
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Al Fresco

From The Bride…John and I met when we were 14 years old in our freshman English class. On the day we got married, we’d known each other for exactly half of our lives. It’s special when you share a common history with someone and pledge to share your future with them too. Although we didn’t start dating until the senior year of college, we’ve always shared something special. At first, I would ride my bike over to his house and we’d order deep dish pizza with friends. We took bike rides down to Lake Michigan and relaxed at the beach. During our senior year of college, our romantic relationship began. As they say, the rest is history.

Our wedding vision was centered around our ceremony setting, the dunes of Lake Michigan in St. Joe. Indeed, there was a half built home behind us…his parent’s retirement home. This wedding was about family, about the traditions that have shaped us into the people we are today. John and I got engaged at that very spot the year before. His parents were married in town. My great grandmother used to ride the ferry across the lake to spend the day at the amusement park that used to be at Silver Beach. The family’s contractor built us a platform to make our dream to get married on the beach a reality. All of the wood from that platform will be placed in the beams of the family home. We are so grateful for the history of our wedding site, and its future.

The aesthetics of the day tied the beach and St. Joe Lighthouse into everything. At the Heritage Center, we brought dune grass and lanterns in the room’s grand windows. A wonderful family friend designed a sketch of the lighthouse that we used throughout–in our invitations, cocktail napkins, and place cards. We hoped our guests would feel at home at the lake. It is our favorite place to be.

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Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography | Coordination: Sincerely, Ginger Weddings & Events | Floral Design: The Days Design | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Gilmore Catering | Hair And Makeup: Affinity Salon & Spa | Band: Bluewater Kings Band | Groom's Attire: Alton Lane | Venue: Dunes Of Lake Michigan | Cupcake Truck: Mimi's Cupcakes | Custom Rope Monogram: Etsy Seller - MDB Weddings | Paper Goods: Yellow Bird

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Romantic Frederik Meijer Garden Wedding

When it comes to weddings we try not to play favorites, but Blaine Siesser Photography just gets us. Because when we see out-of-this-universe beautiful weddings like this one (complete with pretty pastels and one madly in love couple), it’s impossible not to fall head-over-blooms in love. Filled with sentiment in meaning, this gallery is one you’re going to need to see first hand. Witness it all in THE VAULT!

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Summer
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Outdoor
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Rustic

From The Bride…Our wedding day was about bringing two families together in a place that holds so much meaning to me and my family. We got married at the Frederik Meijer Gardens at a farmhouse that is a replica of my grandmas childhood home. The farmhouse reflected mine and Alex’s love, fun, comfortable and relaxed. We wanted our day to be filled with love and to be surrounded by our family and friends who have been supporting us since we started dating freshmen year in high school. The farmhouse grounds made the perfect setting for our rustic but still elegant accents. All the details from my grandmas pearls my late grandpa gave to her on their wedding day wrapped around my bouquet, to the welcome bags with Michigan made items (Vernors ginger ale, Steenstras windmill cookies, Cherry Republic candy etc.) to the monogrammed copper mugs the guests took home and the flower filled arbor we said our vows under made our wedding day special. Marrying my best friend and becoming his wife made it the day of our lives.

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Photography: Blaine Siesser Photography | Cinematography: Coastline Studios | Floral Design: Flora Design | Cake: Hunter's Bakery | Catering: Frederik Meijer Gardens | Catering: The Gilmore Collection | Hair + Makeup: Tanaz Salon | DJ: Moments In Time | Band: The Jerry Ross Band | String Quartet: Clifford Music Group | Transportation: A White Knight | Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens | Coordination + Design: Amanda Masson | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Special Events Rental | Trolley: Grand Rapids Trolley Company | Vintage Rentals: Fancy Fray