Adrienne + Britton Wedding | September 22nd
The Couple // Britton and Adrienne had been dating nearly two years when they decided to take a trip to Northern Michigan. They always enjoy going for quick trips to explore Michigan and love being outdoors. Britton is a hiking enthusiast and enjoyed his time spent on the Appalachian Trail. Adrienne has always enjoyed trail-running. For this trip, they hiked waterfalls and did a day-long kayak and hike tour of Pictured Rocks. They camped in a tiny tent on a bay of Lake Superior. On the final day of the trip the morning of Fourth of July, they sought out a hike through a white birch forest (both infatuated with these beautiful trees). A park ranger directed them to a secluded trail with numerous birch trees. They desire to keep God first and a center-focus of their relationship. Three being of significance- meaning God and each other. While hiking the white birch trail, Britton noticed Adrienne had placed her hand on a birch tree with a three-trunk base as she walked by. At that point, Britton took the opportunity to talk to Adrienne about the significance of three in their lives and the tree that was noticed by them both. Britton then revealed a handmade wooden birch ring box tucked away in his backpack, which enclosed a 3-diamond ring. He got down on one knee to ask Adrienne to spend forever by his side and she excitedly said, "YES!" They embraced, kissed, cried and prayed in the silence surrounded by ferns and beside one beautiful birch tree.
The Couple // The wedding was beyond enchanting and romantic. It was more than Britton and Adrienne could have hoped for. The couple wanted the ceremony to focus on their love for Christ and each other. It was a tear-filled, joyous and spiritual celebration on a warm evening of the first day of fall. An intimate gathering of closest friends and family met for the ceremony under a canopy of tall trees outside the Oak Openings Lodge. The groom's lifelong friend, Scott Delaney stood beside him as Best Man. Matron of Honor, Rachel Powell, one of Adrienne's dearest friends from teaching stood with her. Friends of the couple sang their favorite hymns and worship songs and “Love” from Disney's Robin Hood as Adrienne walked down the white-petalled aisle. She wore a lacy low-back dress from the Perrysburg Gown Shop and a floral crown made by Bartz Viviano, who also provided the floral bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral arrangement on the white birch arbor provided by Hoen's Garden Center. Bride's hair was done at The Beauty Bar. She did her own make-up. The groom anxiously awaited his beautiful bride in a blue-grey suit from Jos. A. Bank. Pastor Larry Carey prepared a meaningful sermon and ceremony for the couple whom he knows from Westgate Chapel. The bride and groom exchanged personal vows and rings. The fall-themed menu was created by Scott, the owner of Fowl and Fodder. White and chocolate raspberry 3-tiered cake was made by Eston's and decorated by Bartz Viviano. The couple spent many hours creating centerpieces and décor for the reception themselves, visiting Hoen's Garden Center and Seeburger's Greenhouse for an array of succulents. The evening was captured perfectly by Noelle Ann Photography. Noelle shares the couple's love for Oak Openings and was able to accomplish all they had in mind.
Ceremony + Reception Venue // Oak Openings Lodge
Caterer // Fowl and Fodder
Officiant // Pastor Larry Carey
Photographer // Noelle Ann Photography
Florist // Bartz Viviano
Ceremony Music // Adam Burrow + Julie Kurfis of Westgate Chapel
DJ | Band // Cris Glenn + Chris Madaras
Bridal Attire // The Gown Shop - Perrysburg
Menswear // JoS. A. Bank
Cake + Desserts // Eston's
Hair // Jessica Munoz - The Beauty Bar
Rehearsal Dinner // Rosie's Italian Grille