Peninsula Room Wedding | Kayla + Lance


“When narrowing down locations in Traverse City we knew that we wanted to showcase the beauty of Northern Michigan, while providing an intimate and unique location surrounded by beauty and local history. After viewing the location for the first time, we decided to have a drink at Jolly Pumpkin and discuss our options. We loved the grounds for pictures, and the nooks and crannies allow for an intimate setting for our guests to mingle and enjoy the evening. As we both expressed our joys of the venue, I started to tear up because I could envision our wedding day coming to life at the Peninsula Room.”

The anticipation leading up to say ‘I do’ can be overwhelming leaving a bride and groom in a blur on occasion. But for Kayla and Lance it was very clear that were living in the moment the whole day and self-documenting their special moments. When asked about particular moments during the day that were more emotional than others Lance said, “Stepping into the church and seeing all of our friends and family was overwhelming. Until Kayla turned the corner and started walking down the aisle, I was a ball of emotion. Seeing her calmed me, allowed me to take in the moment and the happiness I felt to be marrying her.”

Kayla replied, “As my mom was helping me button up the back of my dress, I turned around to look at her and knew I wanted to freeze this moment in time as we locked eyes. I was so thankful to have her grace and guidance as I stepped into a new chapter in life. I will forever be grateful for having her by my side on my wedding day. Having a first look with my dad was very emotional. The anticipation while I tapped him on his shoulder and watched him turn around was one of the best feelings. His reaction put a big smile on my face, and I knew I was ready to head to the church with him. As I walked into the church, I felt the comfort of Lance in front of me. I was overwhelmed seeing all our family and friends in one room with us. The joy I felt in that moment will carry throughout our marriage.”

We are so honored to have capture these moments and to have been apart of their beautiful day!

Congratulations to Kayla + Lance!

Bride’s Dress: Rebecca Ingram, Beckers Bridal | Wedding and Engagment Rings: Miner’s North | Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein, Men’s Warehouse | Groom’s Accessories: TruWood Watches | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie | Bridesmaid’s Jewelry: Aura Vida Jewelry | Groomsmen’s Tux: Calvin Klein, Men’s Warehouse | Groomsmen’s Accessories: TruWood Watches | Ring Bearers & Flower Girl’s Outifts: Etsy | Locations: Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Saint Joseph Catholic Church on Old Mission, The Peninsula Room | Wedding Planner: Grateful Gatherings | Hair & Makeup Artist: Team Hair + Beauty | Florist: Hooper’s Garden | Caterer: The Peninsula Room | Desserts: Sweet Tartlette | DJ: 2Bays DJs | Videographer: Petersen Productions | Transportation: Blue Lakes by the Bay |