Real Wedding

Kalyn + Michael Wedding | October 21st

How They Met

The Bride // It all started with a 7th grade crush.... we had met through mutual friends and occasionally through-out the next few years would "flirt" with one another, however the timing was never quite right. The time finally came at the end of our high school senior year due to our frequent run-in's at our favorite college bar. After our first date, it seemed as if we were together nearly every day. After 4 years of trips, celebrations, laughs and millions of memories, one of the best moments in our relationship took place! On June 17, 2016 after what I thought was just a casual/fun date night out at a Mexican restaurant (my favorite) to celebrate our 4 year anniversary turned into his big proposal. Michael took me out on my grandparents pontoon for a boat ride with a small table, bottle of champagne and all of "our songs" on a playlist playing in the background. After we docked in the middle of the lake, he popped the question! Once I said yes, there were fireworks in the sky, blow horns and tons of cheering. He had all of our family and friends waiting at the beach to celebrate with us. He was even able to capture it all on a hidden camera.

Their Wedding

The Bride // Our wedding day was absolutely everything we dreamed of! The venue was exactly what I thought of when I pictured us saying "I do". We had a late October fall wedding and decided to be risky and get married outside (in Michigan - where the weather changes by the hour) God was shining down on us that day because it was sunny and in the 70's all weekend! With all of our family and close friends surrounding us, we said our I do's underneath a handmade wooden arbor made by my father that was decorated with beautiful fall flowers. After the ceremony, everyone headed over to the two story barn where cocktail hour and the reception was held. Toasts, speeches, and plenty of dancing occurred into the very late hours of the night. It was truly the most special day of our lives!

Our photographer, AC Photography and videographer, Fordham Footage were able to beautifully capture every perfect detail of our big day all the way into the night. Our photos truly showed the emotions that we felt that day and Amanda was able to capture so many amazing memories from that day that we will cherish forever! Our photos are ones that we will truly be able to place ourselves back in time to our special day each time we look at them. Our wedding video is beyond words and something I know we will be able watch for years to come. Our DJ through Bob Norris Class Act kept the reception party and guests on the dance floor all night long.


Wedding Professionals

Ceremony + Reception Venue // Hilltop Manor Inn

Officiant // Seth Ellis - Friend of Groom

Photographer // AC Photography

Videographer // Fordham Footage

DJ | Band // The Class Act by Bob Norris

Bridal Attire // Belle Amour

Menswear // Jos.A Bank

Cake + Desserts // Janes Cakes and Confections

Make-Up // Makeup by Molly, LLC