Their StoryCedric and I are both teachers and both did the same Master’s program in Education at the University of Michigan. We were introduced by our cooperating teacher (the teacher who we did our student teaching with). We both were working at the same school and started eating lunch together everyday. When we found out that we both loved playing volleyball… it was a done deal! We now both teach in the Ann Arbor Public Schools.
Cedric proposed on my birthday. We were in Petoskey for the weekend, for my best friend’s wedding. To celebrate my birthday, we decided to spend the day on the lake on the pontoon boat with all of our friends. Everyone was in on the secret… except me. Right in the middle of the lake, dressed in our bathing suits and in front of all of our friends, Cedric got down on one knee and proposed. Of course I said yes! We popped some champagne and celebrated! Cedric’s proposal was perfect. It was on my favorite day, at my favorite place, with my favorite people!
Why They Chose To Marry In Northern Michigan
I grew up in Petoskey and my family still lives there. I introduced Cedric to Petoskey when we started dating, and he instantly loved it as much as I did. Every summer, we try to come up as often as we can. Our favorite up north past-time is taking the pontoon boat down the Crooked River. We were really excited to share Petoskey and the ‘up-north-vibe’ with all of our family and friends. We knew they would love it, too!
I know everyone says this, by my wedding day was seriously the best day of my life. To be surrounded by everyone that I love, in a place that I love, with the man that I love… I couldn’t have asked for anything more. One of our favorites moments of the wedding was sitting back at our sweetheart table at dinner and just looking around the room at all of our friends and family, interacting and having a food time, all in one room. It was pretty cool!
Ceremony Location: Rose Garden Veranda at Stafford’s Perry Hotel
Reception Location: Stafford’s Perry Hotel – H.O. Rose Room
Photographer: Megan Newman, Weber Photography
Flowers & Centerpieces: Bloom Floral Design
Cake: Simply Sweet by Jessica
Color Scheme: Romantic/Blush, Light Pink, Gold & Peach
Band: Vincent York, Antonia York & Laina Martin