• Kara Cushway

Wedding Look-Book

Note: This post includes links to wedding vendor/service providers' websites, but please note that this post is not partnered with or sponsored by these other sites. Rather, I included the links to give credit where it is due for the beautiful job they did on our wedding celebrations.

Since Kyle and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary on Tuesday this week, I thought now would be a fitting time to share a few of our wedding photos. Maybe someday I'll share a bit of the story of why I waited three years to actively go out of my way to share wedding photos with the world, but suffice it to say that looking at wedding photos, while it can be an extremely joyful experience, can also be a reminder of the stressful parts of weddings, too.

But that's for another post. For now, I want to share a few of my favorite photos that I picked out while going through my wedding photos for the first time in years.

Kyle and I chose the amazing Castle Farms in Charlevoix, MI as our wedding venue, with Michael Murphy as our talented photographer. He captured our style so well and was extremely helpful and accommodating and honestly just a super chill guy, even despite the fact that we were technically doing a "destination" wedding and only met him in person once before the wedding!

I loved my bouquet. It made me want to go live in the woods.

We were married May 19, 2017. We had originally planned an October wedding, as we first started dating in October of 2012, and I liked the idea of keeping our anniversaries together, but plans changed when Kyle was deployed again, and we adjusted accordingly. I am a fall girl at heart, and loved the thought of an autumn wedding with lots of burnt orange and toasty golds to contrast the white gown. But looking back at these wedding photos, I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out, particularly the extremely simple, timeless (if I do say so myself) color palate. The earthy greenery and floral work is courtesy of Thyme Hill Designs in Charlevoix.

My beautiful sisters (minus one) in their stunning charcoal-gray gowns.
Freaking love my sisters. Just look at 'em.

If he could just stop looking this good, that'd be great.
Cupcake flavors were chocolate with blackberry wine reduction, classic vanilla, carrot cake, and lemon cake with raspberry buttercream.

I put a lot of thought into the dessert table at our wedding because - welcome to my blog - I love food. Particularly desserts. These unreal cupcakes, and the traditional (though intentionally small) wedding cake are courtesy of and thanks to Cre8tive Cupcakes in Charlevoix, who are sadly, as of what information I can currently find, closed. I'm so grateful we were able to work with the amazing pastry chef, Alfred, at Cre8tive for our wedding confections.

Our wedding cake: chocolate cake glazed with the same blackberry wine reduction used on the chocolate cupcakes.

So many thanks to all our outstanding vendors and service providers from the wedding. These people literally MADE this wedding the work of art that it was, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

And thank you for giving the wedding photos a peruse! This isn't all of them, obviously, but just a few of my very favorites, and I hoped you enjoyed looking through them! Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite!


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