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Ryan & Lauren | Wedding | July 18, 2015

Lauren and Ryan were the winners of the 2014 Castle Farms Grand Bridal Expo Grand Wedding Give-Away.  This lucky couple opted for a barn wedding and then a Castle reception.  They had the most fantastic details both in the barn and at the reception.  The big sunflowers in cowboy boots and barbed-wire hurricane globes for table centerpieces were just lovely!

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Haley & Chris | Wedding | July 11, 2015

Haley and Chris had an absolutely perfect day for a Castle Wedding!  The way these two interacted with each other, a light touch or a glance of the eye, was wonderful to watch.  Their families were close in themselves and so accepting of each other.  It’s great to see a truly easy and stress-free day where everybody is there 100% for the happy union of the bride and groom!

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Crystal & Isaiah | Hero’s Wedding | July 10, 2015

Crystal and Isaiah were so wonderful to work with for the Castle Farms’ Hero’s Giveaway Wedding.  This fantastic event, honoring one of America’s Heros and his family, was great to be a part of.  All of the vendors below donated time and product to make this day a success!  Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting this military family!

Hair | Chello’s Salon
Ceremony Musician | Sylvia Norris
Officiant | Judy Grimes
Florist | A Touch of Spring
DJ | A+ Event Entertainment
Caterer | A Matter of Taste
Cake | TasT Creations
Transportation | Mackinaw Shuttle and Limousine
Photobooth | Shutterbooth

 

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Aaron & Kati – Wedding – June 27, 2015

Aaron & Kati had a beautiful sunny day at Castle Farms for their wedding, complete with a horse and carriage, and their closest friends and family.  These two were easy to smile and truly enjoyed each other, their daughter, and their day.

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April & Daniel – Wedding – June 26, 2015

I love it when they cry!!  Tears of love and joy are one of my favorite things at weddings.  Dad went first at the sight of his beautiful daughter, April went next at the sight of her dad’s emotion, then Daniel at the sight of his amazing bride, then April again, then dad again, and mom, and sister.  Then, just after you thought everybody was all emotioned out, dad surprised April with a slideshow and there again came the waterworks.  For an emotional family like this, I hope that each one of these happy tears gives them 1 year of happy marriage.  Seriously, if that was the way it worked, they will be happily ever aftering well beyond this lifetime and the next!

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Stacie & Jason – Wedding – June 20, 2015

Stacie and Jason, accompanied by their wedding party of 17, braved the light mist to have their “first look” on the draw bridge in Charlevoix before moving on to Castle Farms for an intimate evening ceremony with their daughter, and closest friends and family.

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Kristin & George – Wedding – June 22, 2015

Kristin and George have been together for 18 years.  One day, not long ago, George suggested that they get married.  They chose the date that is exactly between the birthdays of their two beautiful boys.  This day threatened hail and tornadoes as the morning arrived.  But somehow, after the morning rains, the skies cleared and gave them a glorious, warm, dry, and even a little peeking sunlight for the afternnon, just in time to walk down the aisle.

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Suzanne & Ian | Wedding | June 13, 2015

Suzi & Ian, accompanied by their children and close family, shared an intimate wedding ceremony at Castle Farms in Charlevoix this past Saturday in Queens Courtyard and hosted a reception in Queens Tavern.

 

Venue | Castle Farms | www.castlefarms.com
Catering | Vernale’s | www.vernales.com
Linens & Rentals | Taylor Rental | www.taylorrentalpetoskey.com
Floral Design | Thyme Hill Designs | www.thymehilldesigns.com
Wedding Cake | Cre8tive Cupcake | www.cre8tivecupcake.com
Celebrant | Glad Remaly | www.bestclergy.com
Bar Services | Jeanie Morrow | 231.547.9732
Hair/Makeup | Panache Hair Studio |  www.panachecvx.com
Coordinator | MerryMakers |  www.merrymkr.com
Music/Entertainment | Platinum Sound | www.platinum-sound.com

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Becky & Dean – Wedding – May 30, 2015

Dean and Becky were married at Frog Pond Village on what turned out to be a cool, rainy, spring day.  We made the most of what we had and their love showed through it all.  These two had some fancy footwork for their first dance that put “Dancing With the Stars” to shame!

The weather changed it’s attitude the following day, so they put themselves back together, I did my best attempt at styling bridal hair, and we went out to play in the sun.

 

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Derek & Kimberly | May 16, 2015

Kimberly & Derek were married at the Sequanota Club in Charlevoix, MI on a lovely, sunny May day, surrounded by their closest friends and family.  They designed their own custom wedding bands, had hand-made paper flowers, and a beautiful vista that perfectly matched their style.  This simple and easy event was officiated by Derek’s father and Kim’s hair and make-up was done by one of her bridesmaids.