Gorgeous Wedding at Black Star Farms | Lauren + Ryan


Lauren and Ryan’s love story originates in Chicago.  Ryan, a native of Traverse City, had always held a special place in his heart for the gorgeous beauty of this region. Little did he know that this enchanting locale would become the setting for some of the most treasured moments in his relationship with Lauren.

It all began in the summer of 2020 when Ryan took Lauren on a surprise trip to Traverse City for the 4th of July. This trip would mark the start of something truly beautiful. The couple started making unforgettable memories in Northern Michigan, and it wasn’t long before their love story reached new heights.

Their first visit to Black Star Winery during their one-year dating anniversary in April 2021 proved to be a pivotal moment. As they indulged in a wine tasting, amidst the rolling vineyards and scenic landscapes, Ryan chose that very moment to declare his love for Lauren.

Talk about romantic timing! This place became more than just a winery; it was the birthplace of their love story.

Fast forward to July 2, 2022, and Ryan decided to take it to the next level. He popped the question amidst the lush vineyards at Black Star. It was the perfect setting for a momentous occasion and a testament to how much this place meant to them.

Their engagement marked the beginning of a new chapter, one that would culminate in the celebration of their love. With the history they’d built in Northern Michigan, choosing Black Star as their wedding venue was a no-brainer. The location was not just significant; it was an intrinsic part of their love story.

The big day finally arrived, and Lauren couldn’t contain her excitement. After over a year of planning, the surreal realization that it was all happening had her on cloud nine. Surprisingly, she wasn’t nervous at all; she was too busy soaking in every precious second of the day.

Ryan, on the other hand, was a bundle of excitement mixed with a dash of nerves. He wanted everything to be perfect, and after months of meticulous planning, the day had finally arrived. He was determined to savor every moment and remain present in the experience.

As they made their grand entrance as Mr. and Mrs. Pringle, the joy was palpable. Lauren couldn’t help but beam with delight as she saw all their friends and family gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion. This was the first time she got to see everyone, and it was pure magic.

For Ryan, the journey was equally unforgettable. Spending time with his groomsmen as they got ready, seeing Lauren walk down the aisle for the first time, and being surrounded by loved ones were the moments he’d cherish forever. The golden hour photo shoot added another layer of perfection to an already enchanting northern Michigan evening.

When asked to describe their wedding day, Lauren and Ryan found it challenging to put into words, but they did their best. Lauren settled on “perfect, joyous, celebratory,” while Ryan opted for “euphoric, comfortable, memorable.”

As they danced under the starlit sky, surrounded by the enchanting ambiance of Black Star Winery, Lauren and Ryan knew that every twist and turn of their Northern Michigan love story had led them to this magical moment, marking the beginning of a lifetime of shared dreams and endless happiness.

Their Northern Michigan love story was one for the books, filled with romance, adventure, and a whole lot of love.

Congrats, Lauren + Ryan! We wish you nothing but the best.

Bride’s Dress: Jenny Yoo | Bride and Groom’s Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: The Suit Shop | Reception Location, Caterer, and Desserts: Black Star Farms | Hair Stylist: Michelle Karakas | Makeup Artist: On-Site Bridal | Florist: Forget Me Not Florist | DJ: 2Bays DJs | Videographer: Coastline Studios | Party Favors: Etsy | Invitations: The Knot |