Mickey and Charlie’s wedding in Lake Leelanau was a picturesque celebration held at Charlie’s dad’s beautiful estate. The setting featured a serene small pond adorned with lily pads and water lilies, surrounded by a charming garden that served as the perfect backdrop for their special day.


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The Ceremony

The ceremony took place in a narrow garden, where guests lined the aisle to witness Mickey and Charlie exchange their heartfelt vows. The intimate and unique setting provided a magical atmosphere, creating a truly memorable experience for everyone present.


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Couples and Bridal Party Photos

After the ceremony, we captured some stunning couples photos by the lily pads and garden area. We then traveled to a nearby beach house for bridal party photos and an intimate sunset couples session. The beach’s serene ambiance and the golden hour light made for breathtaking photos.


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The Celebration

Despite a downpour later in the evening, the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the guests. They danced for hours, soaking wet but full of joy and energy. What I love most about this wedding is the personal connection I have with Mickey and Charlie’s family. Having photographed Mickey’s sister’s wedding previously, I have spent a significant amount of time with them, and sharing their whole day with them made the experience even more special.


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Capturing Mickey and Charlie’s wedding was an honor and a joy. Their love, the beautiful setting, and the lively celebration made for an incredible day filled with unforgettable moments. If you’re looking to capture your own beautiful wedding moments, feel free to reach out to me for more information and to schedule a consultation.

Josh Hartman – Traverse City Wedding Photographer