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Wedding at Stafford’s Bay View Inn Petoskey, MI

Along Lake Michigan shoreline sits a historic Inn called Stafford’s Bay View Inn in Petoskey, Michigan.  The Wedding of Allison and Eric took place there last Friday afternoon/evening.  Allison and Eric are a perfect couple with two families that have a flavor for life and fun.

Stafford’s Bay View Inn has  a wonderful garden/lawn Wedding location on the backside of the Bay View Inn with a Lake Michigan background for your Wedding.

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The Wedding Photography began once the bride was in her dress.  Allison preferred it this way and I am open to suggestions.

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The Flowers by Sky’s the Limit of Petoskey, Michigan were hand delivered by the owner.  Allison loved the flowers, exactly as she had imaged, and better.

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We spent about 1/2 hour making images in the bridal room or honeymoon suite on the corner overlooking Lake Michigan and the ceremony location.  Allison, mom, and friend all joined us at some point for images during the shoot. A bottle of local wine from Leelanua Cellars was opened for a settling glass of wine prior to the Wedding ceremony.

drinks prior to wedding ceremony in the bridal suite

The Wedding was an intimate family and close friends Wedding on the lawn by the garden at Stafford’s Bay View Inn. The bride and groom did not see each other prior to the Wedding ceremony.  It was a bright sunny day at 4:30pm with temps approaching 90 degrees and heat index approaching 100.  This is hot for Northern Michigan.

Mom walked Allison down the Wedding isle to a smiling groom.

mom walking bride down wedding isle

The Wedding ceremony was led by up north clergy Reverand Judy Grimes and beautiful Wedding harpist Sylvia Norris.

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Fabulous 15 minute double ring ceremony.

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Wine and starters immediately following the Wedding ceremony for bride, groom, family, and guests.

appetizers and wine after wedding photo

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Followed by some beautiful images with the entire group with the Bay View Inn in the background.

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The bride and groom signed and sealed the deal.

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Then we got away for some private images of the couple right next door at the flower gardens and old growth trees.

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Some images along Lake Michigan shoreline.  The shoreline is rocky, have you heard of the Petoskey stone.:-)

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Then some fun.

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And the bride flips me off!

wedding ring photo

Not the first kiss but much like it!  Pure love.

a moment prior to the kiss wedding photo

Joining the party with the family and friends inside the Bay View Inn.

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Dinner in the Bay View Room with pleasant harp music by Sylvia Norris.

dinner with family and friends at bay view room

Last but not least, the cake cutting.

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Good times, good stories, good food, and just goodness the rest of the night.

Petoskey Michigan Bay View Inn Wedding Photographer

Wedding slideshow with more of the images from Allison and Eric’s Wedding day at Bay View Inn.

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