Michelle & Jonathan got married in DeWitt, Michigan surrounded by family and friends with a ceremony and reception outside. The location that they were fortunate enough to use for their wedding was incredible and the weather couldn't have been more perfect, either. Who doesn't love a gigantic red barn for a backdrop for a ceremony as well as a tented reception?! Their day was gorgeous, perfect, and filled with some of the most personal details imaginable.
Jonathan & Michelle,
You two are both so lovely inside and out and your wedding was a true celebration of who you both are separately and together as you start this new journey. Thank you so so much for allowing me to be apart of it all, it was such a privilege and an honor. I wish you both all the best while you both embark on not only this next chapter but the journey out west while you both continue pursuing your careers.
How cool is this little bus that they got to cart guests from the parking to the wedding location!?
I think one of my favorite details from their wedding was the table numbers painted on the tiny little canvas's that were sitting on the tiny little easels! Ah! I loved them! So genius and cute!
They also had tons and tons of signage like this one that mentioned fun facts about them both! And they had an amazing arrangement of photo booth props for people to use!
Jonathan and Michelle had this awesome tradition from the Swiss that they incorporated into their wedding ceremony!
"A tradition called “Baumstamm Sägen,” which translates as 'log sawing,' is practiced primarily in the Swiss-German regions (as well as in Germany), and it’s exactly what it sounds like. As the newlyweds exit their wedding celebration, they’re presented with a log on a sawhorse, blocking their path. In order to pass, the couple must saw the log in half with a two-handled saw! This is a symbol of the couple’s ability to work together in order to overcome any obstacle they may encounter in their married life."
Ceremony & Reception: The lovely home and garden of Greg Lyman and Mary Hausbeck
Officiant: Gregory Lyman
Band: The Bluewater Kings
Rings: Jonathan's is from Aide Memoire etsy shop in Seattle, WA; Mine is from Rosados Box etsy shop in Chicago, IL
Hair & Make up: Kristin Johnson and Lindsey Truax with Beauty by Kristin in Okemos
Flowers: B&A Florist in East Lansing
Dress: Maggie Sottero Tyler Gown from Eva's Bridal in Livonia
Jewelry: Necklace from Clever Clover in East Lansing
Earrings from Designed by Lei Etsy shop
Food: Morton's Fine Catering in Lansing
Cake: Bake N' Cakes in Lansing
First song: "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain
Father Daughter song: "Isn't She Lovely?" by Stevie Wonder
Mother Son song: "Hold my Hand" by Hootie and the Blowfish