Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Real Wedding 2011 | Sarah & Mike


Couple | Sarah & Mike, 8.17.11
Makeup & Hair | Hanna Wagner
Bride's Gown & Groom's Suit | J. Crew
Ceremony & Reception | Ventura Pines Cottage
Rentals - tent, chairs, linens | A-1 Rent All
Florist | DIY from Hamilton Dahlia Farm
Catering | Marie Catrib's
Photography | Bryan + Mae
Pearls Events Service | Event Coordination & Set Up

Sarah & Mike are amazing. Nice. Super fun. In love. Thoughtful. From awesome families. I could go on and on... They were a fabulous couple to work with - from beginning 'til the end! I have to say, I'd been looking forward to their wedding ever since our first phone call. They wanted an intimate beach wedding with no frills - my ideal setting! And after seeing everything come together - this is exactly the wedding I'd have if I got to do it all over again.

Mike vacationed on the shores of Lake Michigan as a child, and shared his love for the area with Sarah while they were dating. After a (very!) long engagement, they invited their families & closest friends to witness their nuptials at my favorite cottage north of Holland, Ventura Pines Cottage.

It was a warm Wednesday afternoon at the beach, but their 45 guests from California didn't seem to mind! After their beach side vows were spoken, the couple joined their guests for lakeside cocktails & hors d'Ĺ“uvres before making their way to the tent on the bluff for a delicious family-style meal from Marie Catrib's. After dinner, Sarah & Mike cut into the most amazing pies from Crane's and then everyone danced the night away to the sounds of Chicago's Matt Stedman Band. It was truly a wonderful evening, which ended with a bonfire overlooking Lake Michigan.

Above are a ton of detail shots from the fabulous duo of Bryan + Mae. To see even more, check out their full post!

Sarah & Mike - it was a pleasure getting to know you and I wish you a lifetime of happiness & fun! Libby, Stephanie & I had an amazing time working with you two. Best wishes!!!!

2 lovely comment(s):

Rhiannon Bosse Sep 11, 2011, 10:22:00 AM  

Gorgeous, Aletha! Nice work :)

Stephanie | Stella Event Design Nov 22, 2011, 5:39:00 PM  

The flowers for the reception are beautiful! The colors simply bring out so much life and energy to the design. And I must say, Marie Catrib's does make delicious food!

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