Ohh, lovelies, this sunshine yellow and silver wedding is oh so sweet. We heard from BTW Photography about the wedding and we’re so in love with this intimate on a Michigan island with NO cars. But let me say the wedding cake takes the cake, or rather, cupcake! You HAVE to see the giant cupcake cake tower.
What inspired your wedding?
Lori-Jene and Matthew have a lot of friends. They could have easily invited two or three-hundred people to their wedding, but they were completely set on having a small wedding where they could dance, eat and talk to every guest. Their wedding theme came from the place they decided to have their wedding.
A year before their wedding, Matthew and Lori-Jene went to Mackinac Island in Michigan. There are no cars on the Island and so there was a lot of biking, hiking and taking carriage rides. Lori-Jene said “I want to get married here.” A lot of the themes from the wedding came from Matthew’s father, who has been wedding planning for over 45 years, but a lot of the themes also came from Pinterest and Matthew and Lori-Jene’s hearts.
They used a lot of bicycles and bright sunshine floral patterns because they got married outside with beautiful natural flowers outside and clean and clear bright blue water. Matthew and Lori-Jene picked yellow and silver for their wedding colors because they really just liked the bright sun shining colors. They loved the bike theme, but they added to it with the Mackinac Island Bridge because that was in the background of where they got married. They got married at the same place where the movie “Somewhere in Time” was filmed.
They gave every guest a gift bag with the bridge on it. In the bag was all Michigan-made products, such a Faygo, Michigan Cherries, Kelloggs, Fudge, Sanders, and many other Michigan staples. They really wanted to show all the people from out of town how pretty and useful Michigan products could be.
How did you pick your ceremony and reception locations?
They picked the ceremony and reception location because it was surrounded by beautiful flowers and there was a gazebo and patio already in place. It was perfect for a wedding of 80 people. The patio was perfect to have dinner tables and chairs and plenty of room for 80 people to dance on the dance floor. The day and evening could not have been more perfect.
What was your favorite part of your wedding?
Matthew and Lori-Jene’s favorite part of the wedding was their first dance to “Maybe I’m Amazed,” by Paul McCartney. It’s hard to pick just one favorite part for them. All the parts were amazing. Lori-Jene walked down the aisle and surprised Matthew, with Matthew’s friend playing a beautiful Beatles song as she walked down the aisle. Matthew had no clue that his friend was going to be playing his guitar when Lori-Jene walked down to the aisle. It brought Matthew to tears.
Photographer: BTW Photography//Hair Stylist:7th Heaven Salon and Spa at Mission Point Resort//Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Destination XL//Caterer: Mission Point Resort//Location:Mission Point Resort//Event Venue: Mission Point Resort//DJ:Rockstar Digital, Inc.//Dress Designer:Sophia Tolli//Dress Store:Stetson Flower & Wedding Boutique//Event Planner:Top That! Event//Floral Designer:Top That! Event//Invitation Designer:Top That! Event//Apparel:Skyline Jewelry //Cake Designer: TasTCreations//Event Designer: Top That! Event