The Homestead Resort Wedding | Abi + Brandon | By Anna


“There’s a magic to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Glen Arbor. Brandon and I visited early in our relationship, and our trip was unforgettable. Hiking across the dunes in the fall and then grabbing drinks and dinner at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor, we fell a little more in love with each other, and we wanted to share that feeling with our friends and family.”

And they certainly did. Nestled along the coastline of Lake Michigan, Abi & Brandon shared their love and joy with their closest family and friends, and what a celebration it was!

“Joy. Pure joy. Perhaps the eye of the busiest hurricane we have ever been caught up in in life. A perfect calm. One day surrounded by the people we love, centered in the place we’ve always loved.”

“Surrounded by my closest friends and family, I felt incredibly loved. My friends traveled from near and far to stand by my side- New York, South Korea, Washington DC, and Detroit. Their presence meant the world to me. Both Brandon and I have known for a long time that we would be partners the rest of our lives. Our preparation was years of loving each other and learning to compromise, support, and encourage one another.“

Abi & Brandon’s wedding day can’t simply be confined to three words, but if it were possible, those three words would be: joy, love, and community. Every moment, every aspect of the day centered on these three things, and it just doesn’t get any better than that. “For me, our wedding was a wedding of words. The most meaningful moments- Brandon’s vows, the speeches of friends and family, and our pastor’s blessing- were about storytelling and communicating love.The ceremony is etched in my mind as one of the defining moments in my life. Having our friends and family bear witness to our vows and love meant so much to Brandon and me.”

Abi & Brandon, your joy is contagious. Your love is profound. And I could not be happier for you two and the future you have together. Congratulations on your marriage!

Bride’s Dress: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Toms | Bride’s Wedding & Engagement Rings: Cottage Jewelry | Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Groom’s Ring: Cottage Jewelry | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Shoes: Toms | Groomsmen Suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Preparation, Ceremony & Reception Location: The Homestead Resort | Wedding Planner: Sandy Luthardt | Hair Stylist: Lilyjade Salon | Makeup Artist:Lilyjade Salon | Florist: Field of Flowers |  Sweets: Aunt B’s | Band: The Bluewater King’s Band | Videographer: Clark Motion Picture Company | Officiant: Lindsey Long Joyce | Invitations: Papersource