On September 19th, we assisted with the Michigan beach wedding of Brittany+Hachem at The Veranda at The Whitcomb in St. Joseph.  They started the day with a gorgeous beach ceremony on Lake Michigan with beautiful natural wood chairs, a bamboo chuppah adorned with mini paper lanterns, crafted by the couple, and acoustic guitar music. It was a beautiful day and nothing short of the perfect beach wedding.

The cocktail hour began at the Veranda at the Whitcomb, and because the bandshell across the street was hosting a concert for another hour, we decided not to fight it with our own cocktail music, and enjoyed the playings of the jazz band that drifted in.  The bar served homemade Sangria made by the brides father (I’m told it was fabulous!) and mojitos, some of the couples favorites. A candy bar  boasted from-scratch goods by the bride and her mother, including homemade rice krispie treats, marshmallows, popcorn balls and caramels, complete with adorable tags and monogrammed bags for the guests to fill and take home. A delicious dinner was served family-style by CK Catering, and as always, it tasted phenomenal and the service was wonderful!

Each table was named after a dance–the rhumba, the cha cha, the running man— complete with a graphic of the footwork to go with it.  Beautiful white paper lanterns were hung across the Veranda, and the tables were adorned with beautiful gray linens and a trio centerpiece of handrangea, snapdragons and succulents in sleek white modern vases.  Such a beautiful, special day—thanks to Brittany+Hachem and their families for allowing us to share in it! I will post some professional photos from their fabulous photographer Miriam Doan when they’re ready!


Megan+Greg at Mill Creek Barns in Watervliet, Southwest Michigan

Lisa+Bart at the Blue Dress Barn in Millburg, Southwest Michigan

Yana+Brannon at Shadowland Pavilion and The Heritage Center in St. Joseph, Michigan

Kate+Mitch at Shadowland Pavilion and The Heritage Center in St. Joseph, Michigan

Stefanie+Jim at Santaniello’s and Weko Beach in Bridgman, Michigan

Jessica+Bryan’s beach wedding and reception at The Veranda at the Whitcomb in St. Joseph, Michigan