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~Wedding ABC's

Photo by Paul Retherford Photography
We wanted to get married and have our reception in a place that represented who we are: laid-back, outdoorsy, and all-natural.  And although we couldn't do a backyard wedding (with 225 guests), we think we found the next best option.  

We got married at the Cross in the Woods and although we couldn't have the ceremony outdoors because of the torrential downpours the night before, we were able to enjoy the scenery through the huge windows and shoot some photos outside after.  Talk about beautiful.  

Photo by Paul Retherford Photography

In between, we stopped in Bay Harbor to check out the antique car and boat show...and got some great pics and had a blast with our amazingly fun and crazy wedding party!

My dad had decided that our groomsmen looked like a fantastic offensive line for football (well, minus my bro)!
All Photos by Paul Retherford Photography
As for the reception, we headed into Petoskey and LOVED every minute of our reception at the new community building.  High open ceilings, plenty of space outdoors (which was great because the weather was fantastic), and time with out friends and family -- doesn't get much better! 

more pics to come soon...