We met Dustin and Melissa at Jeff and Sarah's Grand Rapids wedding back in 2012 (yes, 5 years ago). Since then we have seen them off and on at other weddings we have photographed for their circle of friends. When Melissa reached out to us last year, we were obviously excited to capture their wedding day on camera and help them tell the story of their wedding day.
They decided to rent the Boathouse Villa at Bay Pointe Inn which is a 3 story remodeled lake house directly on Gun Lake. They reserved the house for the weekend, held their rehearsal on Friday, spent the night at the house and then had their ceremony and reception on the water. Dinner and dancing followed as many of the guests were staying either at the Boathouse or at a room next door at the inn.
Ceremony & Reception Location: Boathouse Villa at Bay Pointe Inn
Catering: Bay Pointe Inn
Wedding Dress & Bridal Jewelry: Renee Austin
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom's Tux: Jos A Banks
Hair & Makeup: Design 1 Salon
Videographer: Khai Le
Wedding Cake: Dreamscape Desserts
Reception DJ: Prestige Sound & Entertainment
We arrived and found the guys almost ready to go for photos and Melissa helped their 4 year old daughter, Lilly, get into her flower girl dress. The details of the wedding day and the boathouse itself made for a wonderful backdrop.