There’s something about a lakeside tent reception in the summer that makes you feel all the romantic, dreamy wedding feels. Sometimes gauging the weather as a Michigan wedding photographer can be tricky no matter the season. Turns out that Dana and Chris had a lovely summer day in August of last year for their tented summer Michigan wedding. Starting your marriage dancing under the stars with an outdoor reception at a private residence directly on the lake, what more could you ask for!
Dana and Chris like so many couples in 2020 pivoted from their original indoor wedding venue plan to an outdoor reception. To be honest I think their Plan B was even better than their Plan A! The real MVP of their unforgettable event was the bride’s mother. Dana’s mom basically replanned the couple’s entire wedding day and executed it just a few weeks before their wedding! She also put together all the florals. Talk about a mother’s love. Dana and Chris couldn’t be more thankful and it showed as they beamed at one another on their wedding day. These two couldn’t wait to be married and were so excited to be able to celebrate with their closest family and friends.
Their lively bridal party was so much fun to photograph. They were all just as excited as the bride and groom! That’s the kind of hype-group you want standing with you on your wedding day. Everyone looked flawless in their designated styles with a wedding color palette of soft pinks and sleek grays. We photographed most of their metro Detroit wedding portraits in Downtown Clarkston, Dana’s hometown where the bride and bridesmaids also got ready. The pair chose to begin with a beautiful church ceremony surrounded by family and loved ones. The rain thankfully held off until late evening for their day. Following their bride and groom portraits and bridal party group shots, we made our way to their outdoor tent reception on a lake. The tent glowed with soft bistro lights and the love in the atmosphere was undeniable.
It was a lovely day for a super sweet couple. Dana and Chris, thank you again for choosing me to document your unforgettably romantic tented summer Michigan wedding. I can’t believe it’s almost time to celebrate your first wedding anniversary! Wishing you both nothing but the best.
Photography: Breanne Rochelle Photography
Reception Venue: Private Residence in Clarkston, MI
Ceremony: Our Lady of the Lakes
Florals: Lily Johns, Mother of the Bride
Entertainment: DJ Kyle Z
Cake: Klever Kreation
Catering: Robert Stakits