Nature- A Michigan Retreat Wedding | Nicole + Patrick | By Anna


“You know the saying everything happens for a reason? Well, that is exactly what happened.”

Nicole + Patrick’s wedding day was perfect. But it wasn’t what they had originally planned. “We originally had booked another venue to get married at in 2020, but thanks to COVID, we had to quickly find a new venue since our original one was bought out. Thanks to our amazing wedding planner (shoutout to Kelsey!), she had given us a few options that had the same type of feel like our original venue. Outdoors, beautiful scenery, and a relaxing vibe. Nature was the most perfect atmosphere for what we were looking for, and it turned out to be just what we had envisioned.”

With the venue nailed down and the plans carefully made, it was finally time for the wedding they had been planning for two and a half years.

“The morning of the wedding, I (Nicole) woke up feeling very calm and zen feeling. I got to the venue at 7:30 am to meet my bridesmaids there and the whole morning was so fun getting ready with them. Our two daughters were there with us, and they had so much fun watching us all get our hair and makeup done. We put on some jams and just enjoyed the BEAUTIFUL morning (literally the perfect sunny morning that you dream of on your wedding day).”

“I (Patrick) experienced silence for the first time in a few days for a few hours before rendezvousing with a few groomsmen to run down to the beach. The weather was perfect, which was unexpected the night before, and I made it a point to try and soak up each moment for what it was, knowing with anticipation of what was to come that day.”

From those early morning quiet moments to a first look in the woods, the day was finally here and unfolding perfectly. After the most beautiful ceremony, Nicole + Patrick spent the rest of the day celebrating with those closest to them. Congratulations, Nicole + Pat!

Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal from Gina’s Bridal Boutique | Bride’s Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell from Nordstrom | Bride’s Jewelry: BHLDN | Wedding & Engagement Ring: Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry | Bride’s Accessories: Etsy | Groom’s Suit: The Black Tux | Groom’s Ring: Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Etsy | Groomsmen Suit: The Black Tux | Ring Bearer & Flower Girl: David’s Bridal | Preparation, Ceremony & Reception Location: Nature- A Michigan Retreat | Wedding Planner: Fox + Fern Events | Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: The Hair + Beauty Lounge | Florist: Sweetwater Floral | Caterer: Wine Guys Catering | Sweets: Aunt B’s Cakes & Desserts | DJ: 2Bays DJs | Officiant: Jonathan Mayes | Transportation: The Magic Shuttle Bus | Rentals: 307 Events | Invitations: Minted | Signage & Stationery: Ampersand Lettering Lab