Bay View Weddings at Gallagher Farms | Chelsea + Matt


Chelsea + Matt’s love story began long before they even met. “Traverse City is extremely special to us. It’s where our grandparents met and became best friends, which is ultimately how we came to be. Gallagher Farms was the first venue we visited, and we instantly knew we wanted to get married there. You can’t beat the gorgeous view of the bay and the dreamy orchards.”

The day had a peaceful beginning for them both. Chelsea said, “I woke up feeling at peace and excited to begin this new chapter with Matt. I got ready with my bridesmaids and mom, which was really fun and surprisingly relaxing – a perfect way to start the big day.” Matt said, “I was pretty calm. I was excited to get the celebration going and marry the woman of my dreams.”

The first look stuck out to both of them as something they will cherish forever. Chelsea remembers, “I was overcome with so many emotions when I saw Matt waiting for me on the dock for our first look. My dad dropped me off on his pontoon while playing the song that I would later walk down the aisle to. It all felt very surreal.” Matt said, “The first look with Chelsea is something I will remember forever. I was overcome with emotion and was so happy to be marrying this beautiful woman. The most emotional I got was when we were reading our vows privately to one another. I was uncontrollably crying so I was happy we did traditional vows during the ceremony.”

When describing their day, they used the words, “personal, meaningful, beautiful” and “blessed, grateful, and love.” We couldn’t agree more! Congratulations on your marriage, Chelsea + Matt! We wish you nothing but the best.

Bride’s Dress: Provnovias from Emma & Grace | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride and Groom’s Rings: Harold Jaffe Jewelers | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids | Ceremony and Reception Location: Bay View Weddings at Gallagher Farms | Hair and Makeup Artists: Team Hair & Beauty | Florist: Bittersweet & Co | Caterer: Catering by Kelly’s | Desserts: The Flour Shop and Moomers | Band: Funkle Jesse | Transportation and Photo Booth: The Magic Shuttle Bus | Invitations: Minted | Goblet and Lantern Rentals: 307 Events | Stage Rental: GJ’s Rentals |