On a beautiful day in St. Joseph, with the sun shining, on the shore of Lake Michigan, Alex and Brendan said their vows and promised themselves to one another in the presence of loved ones.
The girls spent the morning getting ready at Grandma’s House (how cute), where they got pampered and got gorgeous hair and make-up done by the always fabulous team at Whip Hand Cosmetics, and Allure Hair Studio. Meanwhile the boys had breakfast and slipped into their suits. At that same moment, across town, Alex was laced into her gorgeous ruched gown by Maggie Sottero (Style: Kendra) and her fabulous purple, sparkly heels (you go, girl!), meanwhile sketch artist, Ken Hank, captured it moment by moment, how unique!
Following that, the couple had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony at The John Howard Bandshell, surrounded by the love of family and friends, enjoying the calm atmosphere of the water, that was complemented oh-so-well with white paper lanterns, and beautiful lush floral. I mean seriously, did you see her bouquet!?
Afterwards the couple danced the night away at their gorgeous reception at The Veranda at the Whitcomb with decor designed by Stella Event Design, with floral by the always fabulous Modern Day Floral. I mean, did you see the draping amaranth, the lush hydrangeas, the beautiful succulents, the perfect orchids, and those magnificent manzanita branches?! It got our green thumbs thumping over here in the studio! The couple devoured a delicious cake by Santa Barbara Cheesecake, and then shared a beautiful choreographed first dance (which they had a blast doing, their smiles radiated a warmth that filled the whole reception space). They ended the night with everyone dancing the night away under the beautiful evening sun, and enjoying a sunset on the water. It was such a romantic, fun, and beautiful day.
They also had beautiful photography by the ever-so-creative Jeffery Lewis Bennet at JLB Weddings, who was recently featured in the Huffington Post for his fresh, hip take on photography. Seriously, just check out this GIF he created of their reception space:
This couple means so much to us, and we are so thankful they included us in their beautiful day.
Congratulations Alex + Brendan!