For Stephanie, Crystal Mountain has been a beloved family destination for a decade, a place where countless magical memories were created. Sharing these cherished moments with Ian and introducing him to the resort was a labor of love. For the couple, choosing to get married in Northern Michigan was a no-brainer. They wanted their guests to experience the allure of this place, especially during the fall season. Crystal Mountain, with its friendly staff and immaculate grounds, offered them the perfect setting for a weekend-long celebration, ensuring every guest would leave with a treasured memory.
Ian, on the other hand, has always been captivated by beautiful spaces, and Northern Michigan had been his go-to place since his early twenties. His love for this region only deepened when he started visiting with Stephanie and her family. For Ian, the allure of Northern Michigan goes beyond the breathtaking landscapes. Whether he’s shredding the gnar in the winter or ripping drives on the golf course in the summer, there’s something about this place that keeps him coming back for more.
In the days leading up to the wedding, Stephanie couldn’t help but feel a mix of excitement and nervousness. As with any wedding, the concerns about weather and final details loomed large. But they kicked off the festivities with a fantastic rehearsal dinner and a heartwarming welcome party. The joy shared during those events made the couple untroubled by any potential hiccups on the big day. Waking up together to a promising weather forecast, Ian treated their wedding party to a delicious homemade breakfast, a testament to his culinary prowess. These calm moments with loved ones set the tone for the day ahead.
Ian shared Stephanie’s pre-wedding jitters but found that as the events started unfolding, their vision fell into place seamlessly. Seeing their guests relishing each planned activity and hearing their heartfelt wishes filled them with a sense of accomplishment and joy. It was a reminder that a wedding should be as much fun for the couple as it is for their guests.
The wedding day was a blissful blur for Stephanie, filled with overjoyed smiles from morning till night. The ceremony was a dream, with Ian’s heartfelt vows and an intimate, romantic setting surrounded by family and friends. Leaves gently falling around them added a touch of wonder to the moment. The only tears were shed in the immediate aftermath of the ceremony when Stephanie and Ian walked away together, hand in hand, into the serene forested aisle for their private first moments as husband and wife.
In the end, Stephanie and Ian each had three words to describe their unforgettable wedding:
Stephanie: enchanting, fulfilling, and invigorating
Ian: incredible, impassioned, and footloose
Their shared adventure at Crystal Mountain and their enchanting wedding day will forever be etched in their hearts as a testament to their love and the undeniable allure of Northern Michigan.
Congrats, Stephanie + Ian! Thank you so much for including us in your special day.
Bride’s Dress: Grace Loves Lace | Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Bride’s Jewelry: Untamed Petals | Bride and Groom’s Rings: Aaron Goynshor at United Gem Ltd | Groom’s Suit: Indochino | Bridemaid’s Dresses: Revelry and Anthropologie | Groomsmen’s Suits: The Black Tux | Preparation, Ceremony, and Reception Location and Caterer: Crystal Mountain | Hair and Makeup Artists: Beeline Beauty Co. | Florist: Simply Exquisite by the Bay | Dessert: Peace Love and Little Donuts | Band: Bluewater Kings Band | Invitations: Minted |