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    Fresh Coast Weddings is dedicated to guiding & inspiring brides as they begin to plan their destination wedding along Michigan's beautiful West coast! On the website you can learn about the beach towns, explore lake shore venues & find the perfect vendors! Here on the blog, you'll find inspiration from real weddings, planning tips and info on our fabulous venues & vendors.

real wedding | southwest michigan vineyard charm

Amanda+Jake tied the knot in Southwest Michigan on September 18th. The day was captured by Southwest Michigan wedding photographer Ben Pancoast. Their day began with photos on the beach, before they returned to the vineyard for a lovely ceremony. The bride arrived in a horse-drawn carriage with her father, and a bagpiper serenaded them as they made their way down the aisle as man and wife. Everything about the reception was absolutely beautiful, from the lovely linens and outdoor cocktail hour, to the gorgeous flowers designed by the brides mother.

There were so many adorable details throughout this wedding day.  Hand-painted signs guiding guests to the ceremony location, cocktail hour and reception, tiny ceramic birds displayed on the cake table, nestled into centerpieces, and a vintage birdcage adorned with florals.  A fun surprise at the reception? The brides convertible dress zipped off at the train to reveal a sassy cocktail dress to dance the night away in!

Wedding Planner: Stella Event Design

Photography: Ben Pancoast Photography

Shelly Chaffee - March 24, 2011 - 9:31 am

The flowers are amazing!
The Bride’s mom doesn’t happen to need a part time job in the floral industry does she?

Great Job Mom!

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