Ridge at Verterra Wedding | Maria + Steve | By Luke


This year has been a bit of a whirlwind hasn’t it? Many challenges that can’t be foreseen have forced us all to adapt. Maria & Steve wanted to get married this year. And so… they did! At the end of June, Maria and Steve gathered with their closest friends and family near the vines overlooking Grand Traverse Bay and celebrated the joining of their two lives.

It’s no small feat to get married amidst a global pandemic, but Maria & Steve’s tenacity for each other was readily able to overcome any obstacle. After the ceremony, Maria & Steve laughed and cried as they enjoyed the first afternoon together as husband and wife eating cupcakes, tearing up the dance floor and strolling through the vineyard to watch the sunset.

documenting Maria & Steve’s day up on the ridge at Verterra was definitely a highlight of the year. It was such an honor to be a part of it and I am so excited for everything that lays ahead for them!

Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottoro from Lulu’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden | Preparation + Ceremony + Reception Location: The Ridge at Verterra | Wedding Planner: Kendall from Fox & Fern Events | Hair Stylist: Studio 415 | Florist: 307 Events | Caterer: Catering By Kelly’s | DJ: 2Bays Djs | Officiant: Chris Lane from Central United Methodist Church