Bay Harbor Yacht Club Wedding | Ursula + Jack


Following many memorable trips up to Bay Harbor and Jack’s Northern Michigan proposal, it seemed only fitting for Ursula and Jack to have their wedding at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Petoskey. “Every time we would visit the Cauffiel family from Chicago, Ursula would jokingly ask Jack when they were moving to Michigan (which actually ended up happening). Jack knew it was the perfect place to propose and asked me to marry him in a spot overlooking the water of Little Traverse Bay. By the end of that day we knew that this was the special place that we wanted to share with our friends and family for the most important day of our lives.”
After months of planning, the morning of July 7th finally came. “We were incredibly excited and couldn’t believe all of our planning was finally coming to fruition. We couldn’t wait to see each other – we knew our nerves would calm instantly once we were together.”

Just before Ursula left to go see her soon to be husband, she shared a beautiful moment with her father. “When my dad came into the bridal suite it was very emotional for me. Everyone close to me knows that my dad is a cancer survivor. There were times growing up he didn’t know if he would be at my high school graduation. For him to be there 10 years after high school graduation – on my wedding day- really hit me when he came into the bridal suite and we had a quiet moment together. We are so close and I couldn’t have imagined that day without him. I’m thankful for every day we have together – and especially now Jack & I’s wedding day.”

The entire day was filled with wonderful, special moments that both Jack and Ursula couldn’t single out just one. “It’s hard to pick an exact moment that stuck out to us the most. The entire day was perfect. The moments we had together – our first look, together at the alter, the boat ride into the reception, and our first dance … were the ones where we were completely lost in one another – and are the times we really will remember most.” Having these moments together will serve as precious memories for Jack and Ursula for years to come! One of Jack’s most emotional moments from the day was seeing Ursula walking towards him at the alter. “I thought the first look would be the most emotional time for me. It was absolutely incredible and I couldn’t believe how beautiful and happy Ursula looked. But even though we were able to spend some time together before the ceremony, when I saw her walking down the aisle with her father wearing the biggest smile in the world, it brought tears to my eyes. It was everything I could have ever imagined.”

No one can describe the day better than the newlyweds themselves, “timeless, blissful, happiness.”

Congratulations Jack and Ursula! May God bless your marriage.

Bridal Gown: Mira Couture | Dress Designer: Mikaella Bridal | Wedding & Engagement Rings: Christopher Duquet | Groom’s Suit: Nordstrom | Suit Designer: Hickey Freeman | Accessories: The Tie Bar | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff | Jewelry Designer: JCrew | Groomsmen’s Suits: The Black Tux | Preparation Location: Inn at Bay Harbor | Ceremony Location: First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs | Reception Location & Caterer: Bay Harbor Yacht Club |  Wedding Planner: Fox & Fern | Hair & Makeup: Inn at Bay Harbor Salon | Florist: Monarch GFD | Desserts: Sweets by Jessica | Officiant: Pastor Kip Murphy of First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs | Band: Michael Walters Orchestra | Videographer: Ever After | Transportation: Bay to Bay | Photo Booth: Happy Snappy | Invitations: Minted