"Have your Cake and Eat it too." Gabrielle and John's two Part Mackinac Island and Port Huron Wedding

So many couple's have this dilemma do you have a small intimate wedding with close family and friends or do you have a huge wedding and reception with more people? What if we told you that you could do both Have your cake and eat and too? Well John and Gabrielle did both one weekend they had their ceremony on Mackinac Island with close family and friends and then the weekend immediately following had a big reception in  Port Huron with all their friends and family. It was one of the most stress free magical weddings we had the pleasure of being apart of.  Join us February 12th at 7:30pm for a Facebook live interview and Q&A with the couple to chat about the pros and cons of having your wedding day set up like this. 

Part 1 Mackinac Island:

It was a perfect sunny day we arrived at the Historic Mission Church to a bride and groom beaming with joy. When the bride walked into the sanctuary there wasn't a dry eye in the room the room. The entire ceremony with filled with laughter and tears.  After I do's were said a horse and buggy waited outside and the two walked out of the church with their friends and family cheering to wave them good bye. It was a true send off one that every bride dreams of.

As most of you know or may not know  Mackinac Island does not allow cars so most get around on horse and buggy or bicycle so it was in true fashion that we were doing to ride around in the horse and buggy to get to go to some amazing spots to take photos. When we rode downtown everyone cheered and congratulated Gabrielle and John it felt like being in our own personal parade. The bride felt like a true princess. The views were spectacular and there was no stress of a specific timeline except when pictures ended and we met up with their family and bridal party to take a few formal pics. We left and Gabrielle and John began their week long honeymoon in northern Michigan. 

Part 2 Port Huron Reception

The weekend following their ceremony Gabrielle and John read their reread their vows to each other in front of the rest of their friends and family in a tent next to a beautiful lighthouse. There was yet again not a dry eye in the whole place. We all went up to take photos in the lighthouse all while the bride tried not to trip on her dress but it well worth it the view was out of this world and there was blue lake to see for miles. The night ended with heartfelt toasts and dancing the rest of the night away not a care in the world.