The Ridge at Verterra Wedding | Michaela + Conor


Michaela + Conor‘s wedding was a wonderful day surrounded by family, friends, and the beauty of the northern Michigan landscape. “The Leelanau peninsula is our favorite place! When we decided to get married up there, we knew we wanted our guests to see the natural beauty of the area to see why we love the Leelanau peninsula. When we found the Ridge at Verterra, we knew it was the perfect place! The vineyard is beautiful but the view of Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan is exactly what sold us!”

The wedding day jitters affected both Michaela + Conor, but it definitely didn’t overshadow their joy of being able to marry each other! Michaela said on the morning of the wedding, “I was so nervous! I am someone who doesn’t love all the attention so I was very worried about that. But I was also so excited that the day was finally here and I would get to marry Conor!” Conor said, “I couldn’t wait to marry Michaela! I was overjoyed to finally be able to her call her my wife later that day. I was also a bit nervous to have to stand up in front of a bunch of people, but it couldn’t have gone better!”

The nerves disappeared for Michaela as soon as she was able to see her groom at the end of the aisle. “I had so much anxiety about all eyes being on me and worried that it would be a very stressful walk down the aisle. But when my dad and I started to walk and everyone stood up and looked at me all my nerves vanished! I felt surrounded by love and excited to get to marry the love of my life! The walk down the aisle ended up being one of my favorite parts of the day.” The moment when Michaela walked down the aisle was very special for Conor as well. “Michaela walking down the aisle and the reading during the ceremony were emotional because all of the work had led up to that moment, and it had finally arrived.”

When asked to describe their wedding, they said, “beautiful, joyful, and perfect!” Congratulations, Michaela + Conor! We loved being a part of your special day.

Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven | Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: The Black Tux | Groom’s Ring: Etsy | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie | Prep, Ceremony, and Reception Location: The Ridge at Verterra | Wedding Planner: Fall in Love Events | Hair and Makeup: Up North Perfection | Florist: Omena Cut Flowers | Caterer: Catering by Kelly’s | Dessert: The Flour Shop | DJ: Lakeside DJ’s | Transportation and Photo Booth: The Magic Shuttle Bus | Party Favors: Cherry Republic |