Stafford’s Perry Hotel Petoskey Michigan Wedding Photography

Northern Michigan Wedding Perry Hotel

Kimberly and Mike are laid-back, outdoorsy, and fun to be around.  Photography is easy with them.  This Stafford’s Perry Hotel Petoskey Michigan Wedding Photography shows the beauty of our Northern Michigan area.

Since they were having their Wedding at the Perry Hotel, they wanted to do a first look at another of their favorite spots, Charlevoix, Michigan lighthouse and pier.

Kimberly’s family owns a condo on the channel of Charlevoix.

We set up a nice first look that started with lighthouse images, then images along Lake Michigan, and finally bringing the Ford Raptors along Lake Michigan for cool shoot with the bride and groom.

The Wedding location overlooks Little Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, and the Petoskey lighthouse.

The location is absolutely stunning.

Add in the fact that the Perry Hotel staff rocks and you have perfection.

The day is absolutely fantastic.  If you picture in your mind what your Wedding day is supposed to be like, this is it.

The Groom’s sister, Sarah, is the hair stylist.

Color scheme is teal, coral, and gold.

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The Wedding ceremony is on the lawn at the Stafford’s Perry Hotel overlooking Little Traverse Bay.

Kimberly brought all the flowers up from Jellybean and Rosebuds florist.

The ceremony is officiated by Charlevoix Wedding Pastor with Kathy Mays.

Kimberly and Mike mingled with their family and friends during cocktail hour.  Since we finished all the photography prior to the Wedding, and shortly after, they had lots of time to be with their guests.

The “friend’s group” is a wild bunch.  The party was on.  The guys are all in jeans and button downs, most with cowboy boots.  Mike opted to wear his boots, jeans, button down, and sport coat too.  He looked awesome and relaxed.

A+ Entertainment with Thomas Heath made the evening pleasant with music, dancing, and events.

Sunset is one of the best parts of the Perry Hotel and it did not disappoint!  Spectacular!  Check out these images!

All photography is by Paul Retherford Photography.

See the entire group of  Stafford’s Perry Hotel Petoskey Michigan Wedding Photography here.

Perry Hotel Wedding on the lawn overlooking Lake Michigan

 

Stafford’s Perry Hotel Petoskey Michigan Wedding Photography

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Do you love the Perry Hotel as much as I do?  Take a look at these amazing Weddings at the Perry Hotel by Paul Retherford Photography: Perry Hotel Wedding 1, Perry Hotel Wedding 2, Perry Hotel Wedding 3.

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Gabriel Farms Petoskey Northern Michigan rustic barn wedding photography

Harbor Springs Petoskey Wedding Photography

How can I put this Wedding day in perspective? This Gabriel Farms Petoskey Northern Michigan rustic barn wedding photography is perfection.

Erin and Chris first met in college at Georgetown University.

I met Erin for the very first time at her cottage in Roaring Brook in Harbor Springs.  Immediately they invite me in like family and offer food, beverages, and basically whatever I wanted.

Yes, there is some nervous anticipation, but overall, the feeling is very relaxed.

Vogue Salon is working their magic with three ladies getting all of the women looking like models.

The Bride’s families cute cottage makes a nice backdrop for some preparation images prior to heading over to Holy Childhood of Jesus Christ Church in Harbor Springs.

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Chris and his guys arrive to the Harbor Springs Church just prior to the ladies showing up.  Chris is relaxed all the way up to just before the ceremony when he admitted he has some butterflies.

I always say that if you don’t have some nervous anticipation then something is not right.  Or you are a politician, or used to standing in front of people.

The ceremony is gorgeous at Holy Childhood of Jesus Christ church in Harbor Springs.

Their friend father Chris marries them.

The flowers by A.R. Pontius are fresh, aromatic, and stunning.

After the Wedding ceremony we capture the group/family images in the church and then take an afternoon break until the reception.

The Wedding party all goes to a private beach on Lake Michigan to relax and swim before the second half of the day.

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Gabriel Farms Petoskey Northern Michigan rustic barn wedding photography is an old, rustic barn on a hill with vineyards wrapped around it and a large lawn area for a tent, lawn games, tables, and more.

The location is perfect for a Wedding event like this one.

Not to mention the gorgeous tent and rental furniture, hutches, tables by Rental Express make the reception area look amazing.

Of course, A.R. Pontius places their touch on the entire event with flowers everywhere.  I especially love the hanging flower chandelier over the dance floor.  It is SO amazing at Gabriel Farms!

Charlie Millard is playing music for the cocktail hour and dinner under the tent.  He is a wonderful pianist and acoustic guitar player.

There is good food and drinks everywhere.  Crow’s Nest with chef Bob Vala does a wonderful job keeping everyone eating and commenting on the amazing appetizers and perch dinner.

Pies are prepared by Good Hart general store.

The band is a riot.  L’USA brings a lot of energy and kept all of the guests dancing until I left.

Did I mention that the Bride’s fathers name is Paul.  I have never met a bad Paul.:-)

If you would like to see the entire Wedding day images visit http://www.printsbypaul.com/Wedding-Photography-Paul-Rethe/2017-Wedding-and-Event-Photography/Erin-Chris-Harbor-Springs-and-Petoskey-Wedding-Photography/Harbor-Springs-Gabriel-Farms-Wedding-Petoskey-Michigan-Erin/

All photography by Paul Retherford Photography of Petoskey.

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This is a gorgeous wedding from years back at the Blue Dress Barn in Southern Michigan.

Northern Michigan rustic barn wedding photographer Paul Retherford

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Petoskey Michigan family photography rainy day Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan family photography Petoskey

This family purchased a photography session for their parents for their 50th anniversary party.  Petoskey Michigan family photography rainy day Northern Michigan.

It was raining SO hard that we had to move the session under the bridge at Mitchell Street to start.  Everyone was wet from just jumping out of their cars.

The pouring rains subsided long enough to move over to the waterfront and get some incredible images along Lake Michigan.

We tried to hide the drenched jacket as much as possible.

In the end it was part of the day.  We had great light during the entire shoot.

The family loved the images and were very complimentary of the final product.

Hopefully I will have the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family in the future.

If your family lives, or is visiting, Petoskey, Michigan call for a family photography session.

 

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Petoskey Michigan family photography rainy day Northern Michigan

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