Backyard Wedding | Clare + Ian | By Anna


“Seeing Ian’s reaction the whole night made me feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I always knew Ian was the one from the beginning, and the love I felt from him that day made everything feel perfect.”

“Clare just looked so beautiful, just as simple as that. I knew I was the luckiest guy in the world.”

Clare + Ian’s wedding day was the perfect mix of fun, friends, family, and sentimentality all set in one of their favorite places. “The Watkins Farm is a place Ian and I would would go to see some of our favorite people each summer. Whether it be a tea party from my childhood that Sarah would host to Northern Michigan bonfires that the whole Watkins family would host, the farm was such a special place filled with the some of the best memories Ian and I share. When we thought of places to get married, that location was the first on our list. It was truly a magical night at one of our favorite locations.”

From those early preparations to a tearful first look, Clare + Ian’s day was proving to be something very, very special. “Seeing Clare for the first time was something I will never forget. She looked absolutely perfect in every way.”

First look. Party bus. And on to the ceremony. Every piece was perfect. “Arriving at the property and seeing all the conversations, laughs, and smiles made my day. I truly just wanted everyone to enjoy themselves, and the reaction I got from everyone made a night that I will never forget.”

Clare + Ian, you two are undoubtedly meant for each other. Your wedding was beautiful. Congratulations!

Bride’s Dress: Truvelle from One Oak Bride | Bride’s Shoes: Alexandre Birman | Bride’s Jewelry: Miners North + Gold & Jaye Jewelry | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Miners North + Gold & Jaye Jewelry | Bride’s Accessories: BHLDN | Groom’s Suit: Generation Tux | Groom’s Tie: The Tie Bar | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaids Jewelry: JCrew | Groomsmen Suit: Generation Tux | Groomsmen Ties: The Tie Bar | Ring Bearers: JCrew | Preparation, Ceremony + Reception Location: Private Residence | Wedding Planner: Fox and Fern Events | Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: M. O. Hair & Beauty | Florist: 307 Events | Caterer: Uptown Catering | Sweets: Aunt B’s Cakes & Desserts and Morsels | Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Trio: Mike Davis Trio | Band: Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff | Officiant: Christopher Schaljo | Transportation: Magic Shuttle Bus | Photo Booth: Magic Shuttle Bus | Invitations: Rebecca Green Design