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It’s always nice to see a beautiful example of a perfectly intimate wedding: Jaclyn and Dennis were wed on the shore of Lake Michigan, with eight of their closest friends and family to celebrate the day.

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Jaclyn wore a gorgeous vintage-inspired gown from BHLDN.

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Doesn’t this shot look like something straight out of a Virginia Woolf novel?

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The table was decorated with blue, purple and white flowers, candles, and a blue toile runner.

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Weber Photography Weber Photography

Little wreaths in purple and white flowers added something special to the chairs of the bride and groom.

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Weber Photography Weber Photography

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We choose to have the wedding at this location because we got engaged while on vacation in Michigan. Since I had visited the Inn at Bay Harbor before, I knew it would be the perfect location for a Michigan wedding.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  My favorite moment of the day was at the reception. Everything was over, the stress was gone, and I finally got to relax. I think the whole family felt it too. We ended the day laughing and smiling while reliving the moments of the day.

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  One important tradition that we included in our wedding ceremony was adding an excerpt from ‘The Prophet’ by Khalil Gabran. It was spoken at my parent’s wedding so I wanted to include this passage in our wedding.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  The best advice I received as a bride is to always be honest with each other. Trust is key to great marriage.

What advice do you have for other brides?  The three pieces of advice I have for other brides is to plan for their marriage too, not just the wedding; keep the wedding about you (the couple); and don’t spend a fortune on the wedding.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  At first you’ll think to yourself, “A dress, suit, and cake…how much could that be?” But depending on the wedding you want, these details can really add up. All in all, the wedding is only one day, so be careful how much you spend. Remember: $20,000 is a great starting point for a down payment on a house! Also, check out Cost of Wedding to help you plan.

 

See more of this intimate lakeside wedding in the gallery!

Photography: Weber Photography / Venue, Catering: The Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor, Michigan / Floral Designer: Bloom / Officiant: Gayle Gennett / Dress: “Lita” from BHLDN / Shoes, Earrings: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein  via Mens Warehouse / Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas / Rentals: Taylor Rental / Cake: Bella e Dolce

*Wedding Paper Divas is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink

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  1. Lisa

    Her gown is one of my favorites!! So gorgeous on its own, and even more perfect in this dreamy setting.

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  2. Li Mei

    Love, love, love the dress!

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  4. Jaclyn

    Thanks for the wedding dress love! It was definitely a splurge but I never felt more beautiful in my life!

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  5. Aunt Betty

    My sweet Michael J. and her love Dennis, Your wedding was the most beautiful , beautiful wedding. The lake, the hotel, the green grass and pretty flowers. The extra’s you worked so hard on, the runner for the table, the wreaths for “the bride and groom chairs” and the name card. All the sweet touches……I love you you both, but I love you more….your are my little sweetie that grew to be a lovely, lovely lady with a prince and her perfect wedding day….Thank you with all my heart…for including me in your day…..I will always, always remember that beautiful Sunny, day…..love your Aunt Betty.

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  7. Joanne Duong

    The dress is absolutely beautiful. The lace and button details are so vintage elegant.

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  9. Kayla

    Your wedding was GORGEOUS!!! Where exactly was this ceremony held- it is a beautiful spot and exactly what I’ve been looking for!

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