Ashley + Tim couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding day in St. Joseph, MI! Their intimate ceremony took place right on silver beach and their reception at the Shadowland Ballroom included a carousel! Coolest cocktail hour ever goes to these two for having cotton candy and popcorn for their guests while they enjoyed rides on the whimsical carousel creatures!! This fun vibe worked beautifully with all of Ashley's details and the sea glass and lilac color palette. . .Read More
For Rachel and Steven's engagement session I traveled to the Maumee Bay State Park in Oregon, OH, which was a new location for me! It was so much fun traveling out of the state for this "mini destination" beach engagement session and Rachel and Steven had the best attitudes. We had so much fun together and the whole night was just perfect!! . . .Read More
The day started out at the Hampton Inn Hotel as Danyel and her bridesmaids and daughter curled their hair and lined their eyes. The air was a bit crisp as we left the hotel for the ceremony site at a nearby park beach in Holland, Michigan. The bridesmaids were barefoot with hand-crocheted "sandals" as they walked down the sandy aisle followed by the beautiful tattooed bride. The ceremony was so so cold, but everyone in attendance fought against the chilly wind to hear Justin and Danyel recite their personal, handwritten vows to each other and there was even a few tears as Justin embraced Danyel's daughter. So much love surrounded this fun couple as they took sand from beneath their feet and placed it into the sand ceremony bottle.
The newly married husband and wife shared a kiss and a wish that all family and friends present would take up a stone and cast it into Lake Michigan for good luck and as a symbol of well wishes for the marriage. After some quick portraits on the beach with Danyel and Justin, and taking a second to document her very personal tribute to her late father on her bouquet, we all ran back to the heaters in our cars and headed for the docks where The Holland Princess awaited this wedding party's arrival.
As the sun began to set, this wedding celebration continued into the night as they softly drifted along the coast, enjoyed cake, and began the next chapter in their love story.
(All photos are Copyright to the wonderful Brittany Alies Photography but were captured by Courtney Carolyn.)
I want to wish Danyel and Justin so much love and happiness and congratulations on being MARRIED!
I met Danyel and Justin while freelancing my photography skills and secondarily assisting Brittany Alies Photography and I enjoyed capturing all the amazing details of their beach wedding in Holland, MI!
(To read more about why I collaborate and work with other photographers, check out this post.)
Are you planning on having a fabulous beach wedding in Michigan or at another destination? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!
Many (many) thanks the talented team who were apart of this beautiful wedding
Accommodations: Hampton Inn Hotel, Holland, MI
Reception Venue: The Holland Princess