Backyard Beulah Wedding | Grace + Justin | By Luke


Sandy toes. Crashing waves. Shining Sun.
What better place to say “I do” then on the shores of Lake Michigan?

Planning a wedding is a daunting task. There is so much to coordinate and communicate. It certainly wouldn’t make anything easier when the groom is literally on the other side of the world! Justin is still in active military service serving overseas, but Grace and Justin wouldn’t let that stand in their way. They decided that enough was enough and began planning their wedding to happen while Justin was on leave! That’s right! Justin officially had the best military leave you could get. He got to marry his best friend.

Grace and Justin go way back to being kids on the Lake and doing things like jumping off bridges together into the Platte river, and though she didn’t jump in the river in her wedding dress (even though it was definitely considered) Grace and Justin’s wedding still felt similar to a summer day of fun with two of childhood friends, laughing, playing and dancing.

Grace and Justin, it was an honor to be a part of your big day. Thank you for your service Justin, and congratulations on your new adventure together!

Bride’s Dress: Sincerity Bridal | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Jared | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Warehouse | Groom’s Ring: Jared | Bridesmaid Dresses: A’dorabelle Bridal | Groomsmen Suit: Men’s Warehouse | Florist: Victoria’s Floral Design | Caterer: The Crystal Lake Catering Co. | Wedding Cake: Cake Connection TC LLC | Groom’s Cake: Aunt B’s Cakes & Desserts | DJ: DJ Mikey (VIP Entertainment Co.) | Officiant: Rev. Michael Valliere (VIP Entertainment Co.) | Transportation: Blue Lakes by the Bay