Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Petoskey, Michigan

The first time we met Jennifer, tears were streaming down her face as she struggled to get a heartfelt toast out to her brother John during the rehearsal dinner for Julia and John’s Mayflower Grace wedding in Connecticut. For her own wedding this summer, the tears were flowing again both during the ceremony and reception.

Jen and Will met while opening Firehouse Subs restaurants in Michigan, with Jen as Will’s franchise trainer. Six weeks of training as co-workers and friends ended with a date night, where sparks flew. Jen and Will have now moved to Chicago and are both working in the automotive industry. They say they still love working side by side just as they did when they first met.

Their Petoskey, Michigan, wedding at the Bay Harbor Yacht Club was set in front of the dramatic backdrop of the harbor. Afterward the wedding party took us on a wild, high-speed golf-cart chase for portraits on the putting greens that overlook the bay. Then everyone dined and danced in the yacht club ballroom till midnight. This was a classically beautiful wedding, filled with raw, genuine emotion and a packed dance floor. And for us, it was a new wedding destination, which is always a fun adventure. It was everything we could want in a wedding weekend, and, maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll get back to Michigan for another one soon.

Authored by: Photographed by: Ben & ErinCategory:  WeddingsDestination:  Petoskey, MichiganVenue:  Bay Harbor Yacht Club