Crystal Lake Wedding | Colleen + David | By Luke


September 16th may have been one of the hottest days of the summer… but Colleen & David don’t remember it that way.  They remember it as being “Smooth, relaxing and goofy.” and I wholeheartedly agree!

The whole day played out so perfectly, it might as well have been a written storyline.  Starting off by getting ready with wide views of Lake Michigan as the waves crashed over the break wall in the distance, and families who came from all over, gathered on the beaches of Frankfort to soak up the hot September sun. Colleen got ready with her closest friends and though there was lots of laughter and careful attention to preparation details, her mind was fixed on one thing, David! “The best moment of the WHOLE day was the first look. It’s in that moment of first seeing each other that you completely give yourself over to the day. There’s no more details to plan, no more things to be nervous about. Now it’s just about each other.  We decided to do a private first look, and I’m so happy we did. The amount of love and tenderness when you first see each other is overwhelming. It’s like falling in love all over again in that one moment.”.

After that moment, Colleen & David could not wipe the smiles off their faces.  “We spent a few moments by ourselves on the bus right after our first look, and that was probably one of the most emotional times all day. We were so giddy and content just to be sitting with each other, hand-in-hand.”.  The rest of the day went about how you would imagine it.  Perfectly.

Colleen & David, I had so much fun getting to know you, your family and your friends.  Thank you for letting be a part of it, and Congratulations!

Bride’s Dress: Watters Bridal from B. Ella Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Harriet Wilde | Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters Bridal from B. Ella Bridal | Groomsmen Suit: The Black Tux | Preparation Location: Harbor Lights Resort | Ceremony & Reception Location: Crystal Lake Golf Club | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Northern Waves | Florist: Victoria’s Floral Design | Caterer: Catering by Kelly’s | Sweets: Potter’s Bakery | DJ: Mr. Music