Ross and I knew some of the same people but had never met until I was home for the summer during college (I was going to school in New York City). He asked for my number from one of my friends and texted me out of the blue one day and asked me to hang out. We spent everyday together that summer and I never went back to New York. Instead, I transferred to Michigan State University so we could be together and we have ever since!
Ross proposed on Oval Beach in Saugatuck. MI. He surprised me, both of our parents were there to celebrate and go out to dinner. He had made reservations at a hotel and packed us an overnight bag in the trunk of our car. The next day, he planned a big engagement party at my parents house.
There is no where more beautiful than northern Michigan. We wanted to get away and make an entire weekend of our wedding. My sister was married at Stafford’s Bay View Inn and my step-sister was married at Stafford’s Perry Hotel – so it’s a family tradition!
Ceremony Location: Bayfront West Park
Reception Location: H.O. Rose Dining Room at Stafford’s Perry Hotel
Photographer: Lindsey Kay Photography
Cupcakes: Sweet Maria’s Confections
Flowers: Ceremony flowers created by the bride and her mom from Bill’s Farm Market
Bouquests & Centerpieces: Nature’s Garden
Dress: Lace backless fit and flair by Casablanca Bridal from Renee Austin in Grand Rapids
Color Scheme: Neutrals
Wedding Favors: Cookies from Tom’s Mom’s in Harbor Springs, MI
Make-Up: Talulu Beauty Lounge