Photos by:

Jenn Emerling

Let this be known: rain will never stop weddings! Shot by Jenn Emerling and planned and designed by Ali Strickland of A Gypsy Fête, Meghan and Brian’s whimsical wedding went ahead as planned despite all of the looming gray skies, and it was beautiful! While the rain held off, Jenn captured some precious moments between the bride and groom on the beach among the wildflowers; and as everything moved to the tents, she worked her photographer magic and shot some of the most unique beach wedding decor I’ve ever laid my eyes on. No seashells here! The Foxglove Studio carefully crafted wedding centerpieces with box planters acting as holders as they were packed in with garden roses, dahlias, daisies, and succulents. To round it off, antlers, lace, and votives were strewn down the tables. This was a beach wedding done so right, even if the rain came!

michigan weddings - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

From the photographer, Jenn Emerling: Meghan + Brian got married in Brian’s hometown — a sleepy Lake Michigan beach town of about 1,000 people. Their family and friends rallied together when their ceremony became completely soaked by a major rainstorm and had to move everything into the tent. But this did not damper their emotional, joyous wedding, and they had a pretty amazing dance party all through the night! The videographer and I were lucky enough to get lots of beautiful portraiture of the couple in the sand dunes and wildflowers along the beach before the rain came.

vintage wedding dress - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

beach wedding shoes - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding invitations - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

animals at weddings - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

bridal photo - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding hairstyles - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

first look - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

ring bearer - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding bouquet - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

boutonniere - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

pets at weddings - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding ceremony decor - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding programs - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding vows - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding photography - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding flowers - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding signage - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

blue wedding decor - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding place cards - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

lake michigan weddings - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding tables - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding reception - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

white bouquet - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

michigan weddings - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding centerpieces - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

wedding reception tables - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

whimsical weddings - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

garden rose centerpieces - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

lace wedding ideas - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

first dance - photo by Jenn Emerling http://ruffledblog.com/whimsical-michigan-beach-wedding

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jenn Emerling

Planning and Design

Ali Strickland, A Gypsy Fête

Floral Designer

The Foxglove Studio

Wedding Dress

Claire Pettibone

Hair

BloHaute

Makeup

Sara Jean Stevens

Catering

CK Catering

Pies

Hoosier Mama Pie Company

Band

The Hemispheres

Videography

Wade Koch

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