Downtown Traverse City Wedding | Vanessa + Robby | By Luke


“…nerves were not an issue at all. I just couldn’t wait to finally marry her.”

Traverse City is already a destination location for weddings in Michigan.  Vanessa & Robby had the benefit of not just being married downtown, but of calling it ‘Home’ as well.  “We came home to get married on the water. The open space was a big part of our childhood and the best centralized place that people could attend our wedding while also enjoying the great parts of downtown TC.”

Vanessa & Robby’s day started off as it should, in each other’s company.  As Vanessa recalls, “We were anxious and excited! We woke up super early and spent some time enjoying the morning before the guys took off for water skiing and the ladies came over for hair and makeup. We felt the love throughout the whole weekend…. it was incredible to be sharing this day with so many people from all over the country. It was a special and magical day. ”

Special and magical are well chosen words.  Watching Vanessa & Robby interact with each other throughout the day was like something out of a movie.  Little comments, side glances (and goofy dance moves) from robby would light up Vanessa’s face as if she was seeing him for the first time in years.  “The moments Robby and I had that seemed like it was just us, make my heart melty. The first look, the bride & groom photos ( I was starting to get nervous at this point), walking down the aisle, saying our vows. These were the most intimate times and some of the most memorable. Then there were so many occasions on the dance floor where it was just a BLAST. I stopped and looked around while my jaw was dropped. We had so much fun!” remembers Vanessa. Robby recalls, “watching her ‘keep it together’ while I felt like sobbing my eyes out was amazing. To see all our friends from all walks of life in one place was something I’ll cherish forever as well.”

Vanessa & Robby, I would have to agree (wholeheartedly) when you described your wedding as “Magically, ridiculously fun”.  It was an honor to be a part of it.  Congratulations and God Bless!

Bride’s Dress: Limor Rosen from Alta Moda Bridal | Groom’s Suit: Ryan Seacrest from Macy’s | Bridesmaid Dresses: Eliza J from Nordstroms | Groomsmen Suit: Ryan Seacrest from Macy’s  | Preparation Location: The Box Traverse City | Ceremony & Reception Location: The Open Space | Wedding Planner: Meaghan Jameson at Fox & Fern Events | Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Memorable Occasions | Florist: Darling Botanical | Caterer: The Cooks House | Sweets: Cherry Republic & Espresso Bay | DJ: 2Bays Djs | Tent: Monstrey MacDonald