Backyard Beach Wedding | Claire + Kris


Claire + Kris’s beach wedding not only created the perfect backdrop for their day, but had a lot of emotional significance for both of them. “I grew up on that beach, learned to swim there and always loved it. A couple of years into our relationship, Linda and Kevin offered that if we ever got married that we could get married on their beach. When we got engaged in 2020 it was no question that we would get married on the beach, we always pictured our wedding there!”

There were many special moments throughout the day for the both of them, but some that stuck out the most to Claire were, “walking down the aisle and seeing Kris. I thought for sure I would cry but I was so happy that I just smiled. He looked so happy and excited.” For Kris, it was, “at the end of the night when it was just us and our friends on the dance floor, singing along and having so much fun.”

When asked to describe their wedding day, this wonderful couple came up with, “hot, happy, beautiful, and perfect.” Congratulations, Claire + Kris! It was so much fun being a part of your special day.

Bride’s Dress: Petoskey Bridal Salon | Bride’s Jewelry: Ana Luisa | Bride’s Rings: Kay Jewelers | Bride’s Accessories: Elevado Jewelry | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suit: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse | Groom’s Ring: Gucci | Groom’s Tie: Gucci | Ceremony and Reception Location: Private Residence | Wedding Planner: Molly Kreykes | Hair and Makeup Artist: Brides on Main | Florist: Terry Hooper | Caterer: Chef’s Pride Catering | Desserts: Wendy Shutler | Officiant: Dan Bodamer | DJ: DJ Ricky T | Videographer: Boy from the Mitten | Invitations: Minted |