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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 | diy details at millcreek barns

Destination weddings aren’t just for escaping cold weather to a tropical locale.  Mitsu and Jason invited their guests on a not-so-distant autumn adventure, just around the lake to stunning Watervliet, Michigan.  What better a venue for an intimate, casual celebration than Mill Creek Barns, tucked away in classic Michigan orchard country!

DIY wedding at millcreek barns

Their colorful array of clever, custom Etsy finds fit perfectly the festive spirit of their event.   No stranger to Etsy, Mitsu knits and crochets gorgeous scarves and cowls, available at her shop, Brown Sparrow’s Nest.  They also developed a stunning website to shop for marked-down handmade items, Etsy on Sale.  The site is an incredible tool, especially for brides and grooms looking to add a personal, natural touch to their weddings, for the right at millcreek barns

Crafty as they are, the couple, along with their family and friends worked together to deck every detail out in yellows and purples.  Their adorable escort cards are pinned clipped to custom-crafted framed wire with ribbon-decorated clothespins. Another stunning DIY touch are the streamers guests waved as Mitsu and Jason said I do and kissed.  Even Jason’s mom’s delicious apple butter favors were decorated with colorful mix of patterned fabrics.  An awesome compliment to the fresh and delicious fare provided by Maison Cuisine,  the groom himself even baked up a few of his award winning pies.

Posed by Amy | Amy Straka Photography

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