Beach Wedding-Amy and Joe

Congratulations to Amy and Joe!! What a cool, cool couple. Wow. This day was so beautiful. Calm waters, all the way around, in Ludington.

Amy and Joe met in college and have actually been together for TWELVE years. Yes, twelve. Joe proposed on a Michigan beach at sunset, just the two of them. They actually live in Westland, but knew they wanted to get married where Joe grew up, with the beautiful Ludington waters being a part of the big day.

I met Amy at her aunt's house, where she was getting ready. What a gorgeous bride! Her mom actually made her wedding dress, with the lace from her own. Incredible. I do love that dress.  We drove to a nearby beach where Joe and Amy would see each other for the first time. Amy hid in the sand dunes by the water and waited for her groom. Joe was nervous and excited, chatting about his amazing new wife. They were adorable. It was a perfect place to start the day. I loved getting the chance to chat with the bride while we drove through Ludington. The ceremony and reception took place at Summit Park, right on the water. It was a happy surprise to find the driftwood tee-pee below the ceremony spot! We found more on our walk along the water. What an amazing start to their adventure together!

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your story. I am honored and so glad that I met you two!

I wish you the best of luck! Congrats to Joe, Amy, Drew, and Peyton. That's one happy family. Enjoy the preview: