presque isle park michigan wedding | marina & nick
This Michigan wedding was beautiful on so many accounts. The scenery, the stationery (it’s true, the invites amped us up for the wedding for MONTHS prior to the big day), the JCrew bridesmaid dresses, the Badgley Mischka wedding shoes (melt), but really, it was Marina in her gown that was so STUNNING to us.
Marina and Nick first contacted us after seeing this wedding on Style Me Pretty. Marina described her wedding inspiration to us. The most knock-out wedding was painted in our heads, and from that first conversation we were hooked. The wedding definitely did not disappoint. “Boot” beer drinking games. Live polka band. Details crafted by family. Bridesmaid shoe jewelry. Photo memories strung throughout the entire reception venue. And more important than any of these things: family and friends traveling from literally all over the world to be with them.
Nick’s passion and profession is beer making. So, when it came time to plan the wedding, this fun-loving couple wanted to incorporate two key pieces: their family and beer. Marina and Nick also have an appreciation for all things handmade, so together they crafted some awesome DIY beer cap magnets for guest to take home with them. The tables were each named a brand of beer. Their talented family also contributed to the details by creating the “Street Sign” at the ceremony, which marked the locations and distances that guests traveled. Marina’s dad carved a wooden “Love Chest”, Grandm’s typewriter was used as the guest book, and a beer barrel with their names carved in it was used as the card box.
Presque Isle Bandshell in Marquette was a great location for their ceremony and we loved the look of the newlyweds set against the waves of Lake Superior! What delicious simplicity. Nothing but the sound of the waves crashing. Every couple should spend at least a few minutes alone to take a few deep breaths together on their wedding day.
love for the weekend,
kate & sam
Ceremony: Presque Isle Park Bandshell
Reception: Upfront & Company
Hotel: The Landmark Inn
Floral Designer: Belle Fiore
Stationery: Shadow Boxer Crafts
Calligraphy: Erica Hammer Calligraphy
Transportation: Marquette Limo
Band: New Polish Sounds
DJ: JB DJ
Cake & Cupcakes: Sassy Little Cupcake
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew
Bridesmaid Shoe Clips: Lemonring
Grooms Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Wedding Rings: Carats et Kay
Honeymoon: Alaska & Vancouver