Welcome back to Marina and Jim’s wedding post! Sit yourself down and get ready for some majorly sun-soaked images from Grand Haven. Seriously, writing this post has me dying for the warmth of the sun, the sound of the waves and the sand… oooh, the sand. It’s February and the wind chill is zero here in Michigan, so why not wish for summer, right? I know you’re with me, friend. 😀 So let’s head there, shall we? Smack in the middle of the gorgeous coast of the mother of all freshwater lakes, Lake Michigan. It’s quite a lovely place to be and Marina and Jim soaked up every bit of it.
Following their very sweet ceremony (complete with not one, but two kisses!), more photos ensued. The waterfront was such an incredible backdrop. Stellar. And so conveniently, just down the road from a fishing pier which offered perfect views of the Grand Haven Lighthouse AND the beach house in the distance. Score!! It was sunny and windy and a whole heap of fun shooting on that pier. Marina was working her inner supermodel, just glowing with gown flying in the breeze. And that bridal party! Not afraid at all to scale the surrounding rocks and (only very slightly) risk their bridal attire to nab an epic shot. We had a blast! The pier also welcomed boaters into a very busy nearby marina… and many of them were more than happy to help us celebrate by cheering and whooping it up from their boats. Normally, I crave privacy for my couples, as the wedding day can be so hectic and crazy. This was not private at all… but totally added to the joyful vibe that followed Marina and Jim all day. It was perfect.
Later, they stole away for a few sweet moments to take in the glow of the painted sunset. And that was the last quiet window of time, for the rest of the evening was one huge party. The patio of the beach house, where just a short time ago was witness to their ceremony, was completely transformed into a circle of celebration and love. Their friends and family did them justice and sent them on their married way happier and complete… two hearts finally one.
Here are a few more favorites… I hope you enjoy them! Please head to my website here for more information on my Michigan and Grand Haven wedding photography.