We love when weddings are designed and planned around the lifestyle of the couple we are photographing. Patrick and Ashley did exactly that. Ashley's family has a second home in the Silver Lake, Michigan area where she spent quite a bit of time over the past few years. While she and Patrick were dating and engaged, many weekends would be spent up at the cottage. It seemed only natural that the wedding would be held in that location when the date was set. The ceremony was held at Little Point Sable Church, between Stoney Lake and Silver Lake. The church was built early in the 20th century and was a beautiful backdrop for the intimate ceremony performed by Ashley's uncle. The church was packed with friends and family from around the country, which created some amazing images for these two.
Following the ceremony we wandered around the grounds of the church and were able to find the type of locations we love the most: open space with dramatic backdrops. The area behind the church was an open field with a few larger tress that created a wonderful frame for Patrick, Ashley and their wedding party portraits.
The reception followed at The Barn at Town Corners, which offered a great outdoor area and view. Dinner was held in the barn itself, but cocktails and conversations were held outside the barn with a breathtaking overlook.
Patrick and Ashley's full wedding gallery is available online, so be sure to check out all the amazing details that they put together, along with how happy these two looked on their wedding day! Click here to see the complete gallery!
Also, be sure to leave a comment below and let them know which images are your favorite from their wedding day!