The Peninsula Room Wedding | Sarah + Michael


Sarah and Michael had a wedding for the books, and it couldn’t be described any better than “Beautiful, emotional, happy, fun and personal.”

While both of them did not live in Traverse City, they knew Jolly Pumpkin was the place they were getting married before they were engaged, “The first time we went to Traverse City together, we went to the Jolly for lunch and fell in love with it. When our waiter told us they host weddings and events, we just looked at each other and knew that one day, we would marry each other there.”

The night before their wedding, Michael only got about 20 minutes of sleep. But, the energy from the day kept him going without feeling tired at all. “Nothing was going to bring me down!” he said. Sarah woke up to a text from Michael saying, “we’re getting married today!” She was surprised by how at ease she felt. “I was so excited to see him, I couldn’t wait to get through hair and makeup so I could see him and kiss his face. I just kept asking if it was time to see him yet.” As their morning continued, Michael was so anxious to finally see his bride. “The anticipation of seeing Sarah in her dress. It was well worth the wait. Absolutely stunning from head to toe.”

During the ceremony, a moment that stuck out to Sarah was when they lit their unity candle, “I surprised Michael by having our DJ play crash into me by dave Matthews band. I will never forget the look on Michaels face when it started playing. He looked at me and said something along the lines of, “this song.. Sarah I love you.” She also remembers reading her letter from Michael “it was the most beautiful thing I had ever read.”  “Also dancing with my dad, He kissed me and said, you’ll always be my baby girl.”

We loved being able to be apart of such a beautiful day! Congratulations! May God bless your marriage.

Bride Dress: Sophia Tolli from The Dress Shop | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Groom’s Suit: SnapSuits | Bridesmaids Dress: Adrianna Papell | Robes: Icing | Groomsmen’s Suits: SnapSuits | Flower Girl Dress: The White Dress | Preparation Location: Mission Table | Ceremony Location: Jolly Pumpkin Great Lawn  | Reception: The Peninsula Room | Wedding Planner: 307 Events | Hair Stylist: Dream Details | Florist: 307 Events | Caterer: Jolly Pumpkin | Desserts: Aunt B’s Cake’s and Desserts | Officiant: Dave Dummitt | DJ: 2Bays DJ’s | Videographer: Wedit  | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas