Ahoy, Mates! Let’s hit the high water for this extraordinary affair! It all started with a spectacular oceanfront proposal! Of course, spending lots of time on her beau’s boat our lovely bride knew smooth sailing would play a perfect theme to her big day! And what a big day it was, complete with a gorgeous Kitty Chen gown with none other than a stunning statement back! Bridesmaids didn’t look too shabby either in those beautiful blush Mori Lee gowns- I kind of want one for myself! The decor was also up to par in elegance and style! A creative seating chart, lush florals arranged flawlessly, and that rustic-chic cake so pretty I wouldn’t want to eat it! Ladies, don’t miss Dan and Melissa’s FULL GALLERY to get the complete dosage of this incredible event!
From the bride… ” Our first date included seeing a movie and we instantly clicked after that. We spent a lot of that summer up north on his boat, hanging out and getting to know each other. Eric proposed on the beach in Santa Monica, CA.”
From the photographers… “They had traveled to watch the Spartans in the Rose Bowl and the date he proposed was extra special because it just so happened to be the exact same date his grandparents were engaged 60 years prior, right after his grandfather played on the winning Rose Bowl team for that year. Eric played football too and was a part of the Michigan State Spartans. Eric and Rachelle’s wedding was so elegant and beautiful. They married at St. Joseph church and continued their celebrations at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City.”
Photographer: Dan and Melissa // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Transportation: By The Bay Transportation // Ring Designer: Greenstone Jewelers // Dress Designer: Kitty Chen Couture // Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee // Equipment Rentals: Sweet Seats Chair Covers LLC // Invitation Designer: The Wise Creative // DJ: 2 Bays DJs // Dress Store: B Ella Bridal // Floral Designer: Bella Blossoms &Blooms // Cake Designer: Cake Connection TC // Event Venue: Hagerty Center, Traverse City, Michigan // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Ceremony Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church // Hair Stylist:Studio 415 // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Written by Laurice Yanar, Creative Direction by Alejandra Baca-Rodriguez