Graham and Kelsey were married last month at Carribou Bay Retreat in Coloma, it was my first time there and it was such a fun place! They stayed there the majority of the week prior to the wedding and had some quality time with their bridal party and family. What a cool thing! I should also mention that the couple was not from here, they lived in Boston. So what a cool thing to venture to our neck of the woods!
We arrived in time to capture them getting ready.
They are such a cute couple and did fun things even before they saw each other. They each wrote a little love note on the bottom of their shoes that was then delivered to one another for them to put on. Kelsey's shoes also had a six pence, to go with the old adage,
and a silver sixpence in her shoe.
The ceremony was up the hill on the other side of the water. There was a small log cabin on that side just outside the ceremony location. Kelsey and her bridesmaids went up first, when Graham came up we did a first look along the back wall of the cabin.
We took some time for a few photos of the two of them, and before we knew it the ceremony began.
Kelsey and Graham did something unique in having a wine ceremony instead of the more common sand or unity candle. One had red, one had white, the two were mixed together and drank.
Everyone was truly there to celebrate. It was such a beautiful day!
After the wedding we always encourage family photos to proceed so that they family can get on to the cocktail hour while we take more photos. That is exactly what we did here as well.
Some of my favorite are the photos of the bridal party. It's so nice to get away from the day and do something to capture the memories of the crew.
My favorite images with any wedding are the moments we can get with just the bride and groom, even though we did a few earlier, it was great to capture a few more.
From here we returned to the party.
Caribou Bay Retreat had so many fun spaces. The lodge where they stayed the week, the ceremony outside, and then perhaps one of the most lovely areas, was the reception barn space. Where we went for dinner and dancing.
Speeches, toasts, and open mic followed dinner.
And cake cutting, they had the best topper.
And the perfect end to a lovely day, dancing.
The funniest thing of the night was that it was brother and sister that one the garter and flower toss. LOL!
A few other fun details of the day that I must share...
I know I say this about every wedding, but it's true every time! The day was full of amazing memories, unique moments, tears, joy, laughter. It was all around just so amazing! It was an honor and privilege to be there, thank you Graham and Kelsey!