Weddings come in all flavors and this one was my very favorite kind. This celebration was all about love, family, close friends and LOTS of fun at the bride's favorite place in the world, her family's lake front cottage in White Cloud, Michigan. The weather called for severe thunderstorms all day and this was to be an outdoor party at it's finest with water sports, lawn games and all the fun of lake life. While many people were feeling concern for the outlook of the weather, Melissa put on her waterskis and said don't worry about it and I'll see you in a bit. The day turned out amazing. The rain held off for most of the day, right up until dinner moved everyone into the tent for the evening but even then it didn't keep anyone from enjoying the cottage and all it had to offer. Thank you so much to Melissa and Kade and their families for allowing me to be there and capture the day. Melissa, you have such a special family and it was an absolute honor to be there and meet Kade and his family. Congratulations my dear friend, I hope this little preview does any kind of justice to what a wonderful day it was.
Maybe my favorite bride and groom picture, ever. I so love this one. Yep, there I am with my girl. Melissa was one of the first girls I coached and she has always had a special place in my heart. I have so many fond memories of her as a teenager and I'm so happy to call her my friend as an adult. I I loved these moments between Melissa and her Dad. The bride and groom's first dance had a special partner who wanted to be part of the action.