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Lake City Wedding | Alex & Bill

Lake City Michigan Wedding

Four Seasons Event Barn

Experience the magic of Alex and Bill’s Lake City Wedding, an extraordinary day brimming with surprises and an overwhelming sense of celebration. From the lively wedding party to the adoring parents, everyone was ready to embrace the momentous occasion with enthusiasm and being fully present. This whole day was literally going to be the biggest party of the year!

Bill and his crew embarked on their journey to Four Seasons Event Barn, just outside Lake City, Michigan. Donned in creatively crafted costumes, each outfit was thought out to perfection by the groomsmen, ushers, and junior groomsmen. This playful and hilarious display set the tone for an exciting day. Meanwhile, the ladies relaxed and engaged in cheerful conversations in the serene ambiance of the bridal suite upstairs. Their hair and makeup had been artfully completed early by the talented team at Headliners Salon of Mount Pleasant. As the couple prepared for the day, my primary task was to capture the intricate details, such as their wedding rings and invitations.

As the time approached, it was all hands on deck as the wedding party donned their finest attire. They ensured that Alex and Bill felt and looked their absolute best as they prepared for the grand occasion. As a brief rainstorm passed by, my exceptional second photographer, Lynzee, accompanied the groomsmen for to captivate their portraits, while I led the ladies outside for their turn. This phase of the day truly showcased the grandeur and enthusiasm of Alex and Bill’s wedding party. We effortlessly maneuvered through poses, capturing the essence of the joyous celebration.

Shortly thereafter, it was time for Alex and Bill to share a First Touch, as they had opted out of a First Look. This unique decision created an element of surprise during the ceremony for just the two of them. Alex couldn’t resist stealing a glance at Bill, who remained composed, savoring the moment. The couple then embarked on their individual first looks with other cherished family members. Bill’s mother surprised him by wearing his beloved cowboy hat, while Alex’s grandpa enveloped her in a warm and proud hug.

The highly anticipated moment arrived as Bill made his entrance, accompanied by his parents, to behold Alex walking down the aisle. Radiant in her exquisite lace and tulle wedding dress from Fantastic Finds, Alex’s steps symbolized the deliberate and exhilarating journey they were about to embark on together. However, there was an unexpected revelation—the couple’s wedding day was actually their one-year anniversary, a delightful surprise that reverberated through the crowd, filling the atmosphere.

Following the ceremony, we transitioned to capturing timeless family portraits and of the entire wedding party. The Grand Entrances marked a shift in formalities, allowing the festivities to soar to new heights. You won’t want to miss the unforgettable entrance of Shelby, Logan, and Jacob before Alex and Bill made their grand appearance from the second-floor balcony, igniting the crowd.

As the evening progressed, speeches were delivered by the trio previously mentioned, alongside a few proud fathers. These heartfelt toasts offered further insight into the profound connection shared by Alex and Bill. Tears were shed, and laughter echoed throughout the venue, creating a tapestry of emotions that showcased the genuine love and support surrounding the couple.

Following the toasts, the guests indulged in a delectable dinner, savoring every bite. Amidst the joyful atmosphere, I stole away with the couple to capture intimate portraits, showcasing their love against the backdrop of their dreamy surroundings. As dinner concluded, it was time for the highlight of the evening—the cutting of a homemade cheesecake lovingly prepared by Bill’s mother, a sweet symbol of their union.

To complete the formalities, it was time for the couple to share special dances with their parents, before dancing together as newly-One-Year Anniversary-weds. And then, High Fidelity DJ Service took the reins, transforming the reception into an electrifying dance floor extravaganza. The energy surged as guests let loose, reveling in the contagious joy that permeated the air. Laughter, twirling, and a lively celebration ensued, making it a night to remember.

As the night drew to a close, the echoes of laughter and the vibrant energy of the dance floor lingered in the memories of all who attended Alex and Bill’s Lake City Wedding. It was a day that perfectly captured their love, spirit, and commitment to each other. From the surprises that dotted the day’s events to the grand celebration that followed, their wedding was a true reflection of their unique journey. As you continue to scroll through the photos of this extraordinary celebration, please extend your congratulations to Alex and Bill, wishing them a lifetime of happiness and love!


Venue | Four Seasons Event Barn

Photographer | Stephanie Parshall Photography, LLC

Hair & Makeup | Headliners Salon of Mount Pleasant

Bouquets | Arletta’s Flowers and Gifts of Lake City, Michigan

Wedding Dress | Fantastic Finds

2nd Photographer | Lynzee Harrison Photography

DJ | High Fidelity DJ Service

Videographer | FM Visuals

Bridal Jewelry | Lakeside Wholesale Jewelry

Cheesecake | Homemade cheesecake Made by Bill’s Mom

Suits | The Black Tie in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Invitations | The Knot

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