I want to get married again just so I can have this wedding. Everything about it excites me. The stunning venue & fabulous view from the chuppah, the gorgeous aisle detail, the Jewish wedding program, the gorgeous reception table decor, of course the desserts (you know I’m a sucker for a good dessert bar), OMG, the color palette of gray and pink (you know, gray is the new black) and even the vintage and rustic detail of the table underneath the chuppah.
Melissa, I will have to start following you on Pinterest!
An innocent meeting at an apartment building in spring of 2013 turned into an email exchange, which turned into a lunch date the following week. Jeff and I had an instant connection, and found ourselves spending every free moment together. We got engaged on the one year anniversary of our first date, via a romantic (and very unexpected) mid-week stay-cation at the Waldorf Astoria. We began the search for a wedding venue almost immediately, which (believe it or not) started in Santa Barbara, CA. We both wanted to have an outdoor wedding, and at first that seemed like a good fit, based on the weather. After spending a weekend with my family at their summer cottage in Northern Michigan, Jeff (who is originally from Kansas City, Kansas) fell in love with the beauty of my home state. That weekend we drove around looking for potential venues, and fell in love with the Inn at Bay Harbor. A week after our visit they informed us that they had a cancellation, and we had 24 hours to decide if we could plan a wedding in less than 3 months. Of course, we said YES! We were inspired by nature, and wanted the wedding to feel elegant, yet comfortable. I wanted our guests to experience the beauty of Lake Michigan, so we planned most of our wedding events to be held outdoors. Shiela at Tableau events and Jennifer from Bloom Up North turned my “dream wedding” Pinterest boards into a true fairytale wedding.”
Vendor Resources: Photographer: NeriPhoto//Event Designer: Tableau Events//Venue: The Inn at Bay Harbor//Floral Designer: Bloom Up North//Cake Designer: Simply Sweet by Jessica//Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka//Shoes: Badgley Mischka//Bridesmaid Dresses: Nicole Miller //Tuxedo: Hugo Boss//Musicians: Bay Harbor Strings//Band: Blue Water Kings//