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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.

Category Archives: Eye Candy

real michigan wedding :: a countryside wedding

Carrie & Mitch tied the knot in September in the beautiful countryside of Southwest Michigan. I’m not sure what I love most about this wedding—the simplicity, the pops of color,  mis-matched bridesmaids dresses, the vintage details or that dress! I love that all of the decorations and cute little DIY touches were created by Carrie […]

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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! Their colorful array of […]

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inspiration | romantic lake michigan

Brittney Massey of 430 Studios shared this Lake Michigan engagement-inspired engagement session with us! The bride and groom took their engagement pictures in Saugatuck, and reenacted their proposal in the exact spot where it took place. Not only that, but it’s the same spot where the couple will tie the knot later this year when […]

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real wedding | southwest michigan

Lake view weddings are some of my favorites! Talk about the picture perfect spot for a Michigan wedding—you just can’t beat a wedding on Lake Michigan when it comes to amazing photo opportunities! This gorgeous wedding in St. Joseph, Michigan was hosted on private property overlooking Lake Michigan, and it offers some serious eye candy. […]

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real wedding | an anthropologie-inspired wedding

Max+Eunji tied the knot at a beautiful English-style estate in Southwest Michigan. Check out the gorgeous eye candy from wedding photography Belle Rempert!  This couple traveled in from Chicago to host their wedding along the lake shore—the couple was so fun, the property was amazing, the details were beautiful and they included so many unique, […]

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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 […]

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real lake michigan wedding | on the beach

I absolutely love this wedding…you can’t go wrong with a wedding on the beach, and many people wouldn’t think it, but October can be a fabulous month for a Lake Michigan wedding! Photographer Brittney Massey of 430 Studios gives us a recap of this intimate lake shore affair in her own words: This was definitely […]

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