October 15, 2013

Backyard + Northport Bay Wedding

Water, DIY everything, wildflowers, sunshine and an intimate cast make today's wedding just right. I am so very lucky to share Crystal and Sam with you.

I truly believe that the weddings and couples just keep getting better and better on LBP. I really do.

Crystal and Sam worked to create a happy get together with their favorite people. They picked a venue that was calming and fit right in with their idea of a good wedding day. They created something intimate, simple and enjoyable. A gorgeous waterside wedding that includes puppies, family, pretty blooms and love. I just adore this couple and all the images from Emily Alt Photography! Happy day y'all. Happy day!

{From the photographer}
When Crystal first got in touch to describe her wedding vision, I knew it was a wedding I had to shoot. She and Sam rented a log cabin on Northport Bay for their ceremony and reception that was built in the early 1800s and I honestly cannot image a better spot to get married. It was absolutely, totally, beautiful. The Pure Michigan vibe that these two were able to create in every little detail of their day was perfect.

I met up with Crystal and all the girls in the family on Wednesday, the day before the big day, to pick wildflowers at Omena Cut Flowers along M22 about 2 miles north of Sutton’s Bay for the bouquets and decorations. When I asked Crystal if she’d ever made bouquets before she said, “Nah, but it can’t be too hard, right?” and from what she produced for Thursday, it appears she has a knack for it!

On Thursday when Ian and I arrived for the wedding we were blown away. Not only was this house absolutely amazing, but the amount of work and support all of Crystal and Sam’s family had put into getting the day ready for the couple was amazing. Sam’s mother and sisters cooked all the food, Crystal’s aunt and uncle hauled their pontoon boat a few hours North to ensure Sam and Crystal had a proper “getaway” car, and all of their nieces and nephews were over the moon excited to help the couple get dressed and pretty for the big day. It was definitely a community effort and it was definitely great.

Sam and Crystal had their first look on the beach and then walked one another down the aisle. Their ceremony, which Crystal had written herself, was unbelievably sweet and induced a few tears not only from them, but from all of their parents as well. Immediately following the ceremony, Crystal and Sam jumped onto the Struggle Bus and headed out into the bay for a cruise as newlyweds. The night progressed into a huge potluck style spread of some of the best wedding food ever, cold Oberons from the keg and some rock solid dancing in the yard.

{Vendors} Photographer: Emily Alt Photography / Other: Bell's Brewery / Dress Store: David's Bridal / Submission: Two Bright Lights

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful photos Crystal - I can tell you both had a a perfect day! :-) It looks like the weather could not have been any better. Best wishes to you both!! L&F is just down the street, so don't forget about us. Hugs to you, Julia R.


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