Amanda and Alex tied the knot this August in Ludington, MI on a gorgeous little farm in the countryside. With bouquets of lavender and eucalyptus decorating the hand-made tables, the bride and groom designed most of their special day themselves. Their adorable and very proud pup Finley even joined them for a few photos (because the day just wouldn't be the same without completing their little fam, of course) at the beach.
"Our vision for the wedding day was to have it be rustic but elegant. No burlap or hay bails would be found just because it’s a “barn” wedding. We wanted something classic that we could look back on and not think “what were we thinking.” Hence why we had a ton of greenery! You can’t go wrong with greenery. Also, most of our day was built around things we personally made which made it that much more intimate. From the arbor we got married under, to the head tables we ate at, and many things in between (our table numbers, signs throughout the wedding, centerpieces, etc.). Even the bridesmaids and I made their bouquets based on my vision for them. It was a lot of fun!" - Amanda
Amanda says "my favorite part about the wedding day was getting ready for OUR day. All the anticipation in the morning was amazing. It was so great getting hair and makeup done with my bridesmaids while sipping coffee and just knowing that this whole day is dedicated to Alex and I and our love! I couldn’t wait for the first look, ceremony, and reception, but that time waiting for it and all the butterflies that were in my stomach was definitely my favorite part."
Alex’s favorite part was similar. He told Amanda the suspense waiting for the first look was what he loved and then getting to go on the bus with all of their closest friends right after was great. That time was stress free and solely meant for having fun.
Being especially close with her grandpa, Amanda also shared a first look with him and gifted him a custom embroidered hanky. It was the sweetest moment.
Amanda and Alex, congrats again you two! The love and adoration you share is the sweetest and am feeling pretty honored to be the one to have captured it for you.
And finally, a shout out to the amazing vendors:
Photography: Janelle Elaine Photography
Second Shooter: Selycia
Venue: Trillium Creek Rustic Barn
Dress: Renee Austin Wedding
Tuxes: Cadillac Tuxedo
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Salon 22 & Spa
Coordination: All Occasions Event & Floral
Bridal Bouquet: All Occasions Event & Floral
Cake: Cust'yummm Cakes
China: M&M Wedding China
Videographer: Life On Earth Productions
DJ: Bargain DJ Entertainment
Officiant: Mick Shriver