Rustic Lakefront Ranch Wedding

The picturesque shore of Lake Leelanau in Traverse City, Michigan, was a lovely gathering ground for the wedding of Ilana and Matt, who had family flying in from both coasts as well as overseas. The couple wanted a laid-back party for their “favorite people in the world,” and this one was full of style, too–from the custom sash made of feathers, moss and bark around the waist of Ilana’s J.Crew wedding gown to the casually elegant wildflower and herb arrangements from Bloom. An outdoor ceremony at Crooked Creek Ranch took advantage of the water views, while the property’s rustic barn was a gorgeous woodland scene for the reception, including a delicious four-tier cake from Aunt B’s embellished with a cascading fondant branch and leaves. These images from Harrison Studio make it clear this was one fun event–from the spirited dancing to Lady Sunshine and the X Band to the groom grabbing the mic to serenade his bride with “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.”

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Photography – Harrison Studio \ Venue – Crooked Creek Ranch \ Floral – Bloom \ Wedding Planning and Design – Danielle Vogelheim of NM Event Design \ Stationery – August Press \ Calligraphy – Stroke of the Pen\ Favors – Custom Love Gifts \ Catering – Wine Country Weddings & Events \ Bakery – Aunt B’s \ Band – Lady Sunshine and the X Band \ Ceremony Musician – Roger Humphrey \ Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Pavlova European Spa & Salon \ Gown – J.Crew \ Jewelry – Claude Morady