A highlight of the reception was the Matron of Honor showing a video of Caryn singing at her wedding about 15 years back when Caryn was maybe 10 or 11 years old, surprising and embarrassing the bride! After the video, they sang the song back for Caryn…”Love is something if you give it way, you end up having more…”
As I’ve been going through their photos I’ve been reflecting on how wonderful it is to be a part of photographing one of the most important days in a family’s life. All the portraits are beautiful and important, but not nearly as special as capturing the love between the new husband and wife, parent to child, and friend to friend. The most blessed people in the world are ones with friends and family surrounding them with support, encouragement, and love. Ted and Caryn have been truly blessed! Congratulations to you both and thanks for having me be a small part of your wedding day!
I am totally in love with Caryn’s dress, which was a very romantic lace style and included many meaningful accessories like her grandmother’s gorgeous handkerchief that had blue lace stitched around the outside. Her engagement ring is a family heirloom from Teddy and has been passed down 3 generations! Caryn was such a gorgeous bride and I am so glad to have had the honor of working with her and Teddy.
After the ceremony we stopped by the pier in downtown Petoskey and braved the cold for a few more outdoor photographs, and then headed off to the wedding reception at Stafford’s Perry Hotel, which was built in 1899. Needless to say, the Rose Room had an historical elegance that made for a delightful reception overlooking the blue water and sunsets of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.