Black Star Farms Wedding | Lizzy + Thomas | By Luke

Where do I even start with Lizzy & Thomas?  Talk about a couple whose energy and excitement radiate off onto the people around them.  The coming together of these three (Lizzy, Thomas, and Dude, their Labradoodle) is better than the creation of Bacon, Eggs, and Toast!

Lizzy’s day started off with getting ready at her grandparent’s house out on East Grand Traverse Bay with her mom, bridesmaids and friends, while just a few miles away at a local barbershop, Thomas and the guys were getting a fresh, straight razor shave.  “I was a mix of very excited and nervous. I just had a feeling the day was going to be great and couldn’t wait to get to all the best parts of it, but at the same time I wanted it to go by more slowly so I could savor every minute.”.  The Air was electric as Thomas arrived from the barber shop to Lizzy’s grandparents neighbor’s house.  After popping in the cufflinks and slinging on a bowtie, Thomas was ready to see his Bride.  After an emotional reveal to her friends, her Father, AND her groom, it was time to head to the ceremony.  “The bus ride to the wedding was when it finally sunk in, and I realized I was no longer nervous and only excited.”

Lizzy & Thomas made their way up the hill, through the vineyard to a setting reminiscent of their home back in Northern California.  Overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay, Lizzy & Thomas said their vows and finally, officially, tied the knot! “The ceremony was pretty emotional for me. Standing in front of so many family and friends, and seeing dozens of them crying in the audience made me realize how much love and support we have. Seeing Lizzy walk down the aisle among all this was really powerful.”

The rest of the day was a blur of celebration, laughter, music and people fighting over who got to play with Dude.  Lizzy & Thomas, your day truly was something special.  Thank you for letting me be a part of it, and Congratulations!

Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven | Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Groom’s Suit: Indochino | Groom’s Ring: Miner’s North | Preparation Location: Bulldog’s Barbershop | Ceremony & Reception Location: Black Star Farms | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: On-Site Bridal | Florist: Victoria’s Floral | Sweets: Moomer’s Ice Cream | DJ: Mr. Music DJ | Officiant: Amazing Day Weddings | Transportation: Traverse City Wine & Beer Tours

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