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Adam and Melissa, two people with ginormous hearts from the mitten, that life’s paths led them both to the East Coast after college. But, they knew in their hearts that coming home to Michigan for their wedding was something they both wanted.  And not just anywhere in Michigan, but the breathtaking views of Traverse City. Their first look at the Chateau Chantal Winery of Traverse City, gave for the best view, quite arguably, in the entire state. This couple, in essence, had that something that we hope all couples have in front of our camera’s. Them. Their Stories. Their lives as individuals, and the excitement that comes from combining those separate stories, into one on their wedding day.

With storms rated almost hurricane strength just the weekend before, family and friends from all over the Country were happy when there was just a little sprinkle during their ceremony, “for luck”, and not the storms from the weekend before. With damage still being all around the town, uprooted trees, and power lines down, it became a quick “joke” of the day, as the ceremony had an uprooted tree right by it. Melissa was a trooper about the situation, and they both agreed we had to use it in the photos somehow. (hence, the night rain photo when them on the uprooted tree :))

The Peninsula Room in Traverse City, overlooking Lake Michigan was where their reception was held, and where friends and family learned to Polka thanks to Adam and his mom’s first dance. Where they celebrated as the New “Mr&Mrs.” Yorkers. (Melissa and Adam York)

Adam and Melissa, wishing you nothing but the best this life has to offer you back in the East Coast. What an amazing time celebrating with you two! Congrats.

blessings, dayna


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