Emily and Kane met at Michigan Technological University, their alma mater. Since the moment they met they became inseparable. He proposed after dating for 5 years on Lake Michigan while they were star gazing, very romantic.
She went to BHLDN in Chicago to find a unique dress and oh did she find it. As soon as she tried it on she knew it was IT. She tried on others to really explore her options but her mind was already set on the EK1021 (Adalynn) in champagne/ivory. She paired the dress with a pearl headpiece matching a pearl bracelet and earrings, sparkly rose gold shoes and a satin blush belt with a beautiful rose in the back.
I had been eyeing it online but I had no idea how perfect it would be in person. What really drew me to the dress was that it was so whimsical and timeless. It also fit me incredibly well and accentuated my body without having to compromise comfort.
The ceremony and the reception were held in Traverse City, MI in a restored barn. Because of the location, the theme was very rustic and fun. The ceremony was short and sweet and they were married by her cousin. They had all sorts of entertainment for the reception, yard games and a live bluegrass/funk band, dancing literally all night long. They had glow sticks for the sendoff but someone found them during the reception so everyone ended up dancing with the glow sticks.
They went to St. John in the Virgin Islands for their honeymoon and stayed in a private house overlooking the ocean.
My advice to brides: decide what makes you and your future husband happy and incorporate those things into your wedding. We didn’t stick to the normal bridal traditions because they didn’t appeal to us and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. Also, wedding planning doesn’t have to be stressful! Keep things in perspective and let yourself enjoy the process.
Dress: Eddy K. EK1021 (Adalynn) in champagne/ivory
Store: BHLDN Chicago
Photographer: Dan and Melissa Photography
Location: Garvey Family Wedding Barn