• Kayla Bowman

Destination Wedding | Traverse City, Michigan | Anna & Ben

Updated: Aug 10



On a beautiful July Sunday in the Leelanau peninsula, Anna and Ben united their love in front of 40 of their closest family and friends. Living in Colorado, they traveled to Michigan to get married at a stunning vineyard venue; The Ridge at Verterra. This venue offered a spectacular Traverse City bay view with 80 acres of vineyards!

Emily from Juniper & Lace Events had everything planned out perfectly for our couple! She was SUCH a delight to work with and created a truly amazing and unforgettable day for Anna & Ben!

The day started out a bit rainy but hey, they say that is good luck! Later on we had mostly sunny skies and a delightful breeze coming off the bay. Perfect! The lighting was amazing for Anna and Ben's private first look in the grapes vines. They then read their vows to one another creating an intimate and emotional moment between the couple. A moment they will never forget, but will be able to relive through their photographs for years to come. The way they looked at each other in that moment was so special. You could really tell how much love they have for each other!


The ceremony led by the wonderful Steve at Amazing Day Wedding Officiants was held outside with a pretty wooded backdrop and a beautiful floral arch. Soft greens, creamy whites, and light blues made for a dreamy setting. Surrounded by family and friends they committed themselves to each other.

Cocktail hour followed with yummy drinks provided by the venue, delicious hors devours, and fun yard games!

The couple shared their first dance under twinkling lights surrounded by their loved ones. They then both danced with their mothers. Such a sweet moment!

DELICIOUS dinner by Pig's Eatin Ribs and AMAZING dessert by Heather's Rosettes was served and then that's when the dancing began! Coming into this wedding I was not prepared for the level of dancing I was about to witness. Anna and Ben and are avid blues dancers, as are most of their friends! They lit up the dance floor and the music provided by Northern Beat Entertainment was great! It was such a joy to watch and capture through my lens.

By this time the sun was beginning to set creating my favorite time of the evening, golden hour. We took Anna and Ben back down into the vineyard for the sunset of their wedding day. One last photo session to capture the love they have for one another on one of the most unforgettable days of their lives.

Anna and Ben's wedding was undeniably classy and elegant, from their décor to their dancing and more... It was such an honor to be a part of their special day and we loved every second of it!


We wish you the best in your future life together and we hope your wedding day was everything you imagined it would be!


Congratulations, Anna and Ben!




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