On a gorgeous day on Mullet lake, at the couple’s private cottage in Northern Michigan, Caroline + Brian said “I do” surrounded by family and friends. Here is how Brian, the groom, explains how the two came to be:
“Caroline and I met at our favorite place in the entire world, Mullett Lake, MI. We share the same wonderful group of friends, but didn’t meet until July of 2010. Ironically, I was good friends with Caroline’s brother, Wic, before I even knew he had a sister.
One beautiful summer day, I was on a boat with friends headed to pick up a fellow Mullett Laker, Caitlin Pulte Doyle. It was not until I saw Caitlin walking down the dock with a beautiful red-headed girl that I had the sense there was an outsider about to come aboard. I was so wrong. Apparently this sweet girl from North Carolina, Caroline Conn, was not only a fellow “Mullett-Laker,” but also was much more liked by my friends than I!
After meeting Caroline for the first time, I knew we had some sort of connection. She was only in town for a couple of days, so there wasn’t too much time to get to know one another. The night before she had to return home to NC, Caroline being Caroline, was still searching for a ride to the Pellston Airport. She asked aloud if anyone would be willing to take her (obviously directed at me). Of course, I jumped on the opportunity. We drove to the Pellston Airport, where we were fortunate to have enough time for our first date, breakfast at the Hoppies Landing Restaurant- which is you know anything about this place is pretty funny.”
The two spend the morning getting ready on the lake separately. Caroline and her maids got pampered by Talulu Beauty Lounge while the boys hung out on the water before suiting up for the big day. Meanwhile, guests gathered at Mullett Lake Country Club for a large wedding day breakfast, a great way for family and friends to start the celebrations early. Before we knew it, Caroline was slipping into her gorgeous ball gown (Seamstress: Cathy Ann) and doing her celebration dance in excitement (hey, if we looked that good, we’d do a little dance too)!
Before we knew it, Brian was waiting at the end of the aisle on top of the very lake the two met, awaiting Caroline’s walk down the aisle with her father. A Day In May Events created delightful landscaping and design to make this ceremony the most beautiful spot. They added little touched like the small pottery filled with greens surrounding the couple along with all of their loved ones nestled into the trees. The two said their vows and it was made official by their officiant, Bob Schindler. With a passionate kiss, the two celebrated becoming Mr. and Mrs. during their walk down their aisle on the way to their gorgeous reception.
How do we even begin to describe the soft blue and white wonderland A Day in May designed for this couple?! The tent was filled with pretty white petals from BLOOM, candles, embroidered napkins, and our favorite, their favor to their guests, which was an adorable cutting-board with their dinner menu fastened on top. The tent was draped with seersucker fabric, wicker chandeliers, and filled with rentals from Special Events Rental, like their rustic cross back chairs. One of our favorite touches was the vintage photos of mullet lake that A Day in May used to make a beautiful accent gallery wall, it really showed how meaningful this lake was to Caroline, Brian, and their families.
Guests signed adirondack chairs, sipped cocktails, and then spent the evening eating delicious food and drinks from Catering by Kelly’s, being entertained by the Bob Mervak Trio, and devouring pastries and cake from Bella e Dolce. The party was only just beginning because everyone was then invited to dance the night away under phenomenal lighting by Visionary Sound Production and to the sounds of The Rhythm Collective.
We loved every minute of this wedding weekend, and we wish these two nothing but the best on their new adventure as husband and wife. Cheers!by