PAIGE AND DAVID
August 17, 2019
Old Mission Peninsula, Northern Michigan
Private Lake House
Rentals / 307 Events
Linens/ 307 Events
Pie / Couple's Family
Catering / The Daily Blend
Our role /
Event Management and Coordination
Photographer /Jenna LeRoy Photography
Hair & Makeup / Onsite Bridal
Floral / Hooper's Farm Garden
Entertainment / Sugar Sand Sound
Paige and David were a local Traverse City couple residing in the area who have a long and loving relationship with eachother, and a long and loving relationship with the community of Traverse City. Both work in the hospitality and tourism industry, and both have a love of adventure, music, the outdoors, and the water where they recreate and enjoy most of their working and free time.
I was lucky enough to meet Paige and David through my friends Annie and Renee of One Oak Bride, a bridal shop based in Traverse City. Paige was kind enough to come out for a lifestyle photo shoot Annie, Renee, and I planned to highlight our services for local bachelorette party planning that was based around outdoor experiences. Long story short, our goals of running that sides of our businesses didn't quite work out, but the connections made with other women who loved being outdoors during that shoot were lasting! I reached out to Paige to let me know if she ever needed help planning her forthcoming wedding the following summer, and sure enough we met for coffee shortly after and I came on board as their coordinator.
Paige and David had already had the most adorable proposal. He had been saving for a ring for awhile, and had been sneaking off to Miner's North Jewelers on Front Street in Traverse City to craft Paige a custom ring all winter when he proposed on a bridge as snowflakes fell around them. They had already decided to get married on the beach at the home of their friends on Old Mission Peninsula, and have a backyard wedding party right there to celebrate. Paige and David are super talented creatives, and envisioned making a lot of their handmade decor and design elements themselves.
Paige and David have a loving and sweet community that surrounded them on their wedding day. When mid-summer hit and we realized that the water levels on the beach were so high we might not be able to fit everyone for the ceremony, their friends brought in several tons of sand to make a beach for them! By the time the week of the wedding arrived, Paige and David had already made hand painted signs, hand dyed dusty blue gauze table runners, a hand lettered beach glass seating chart, and feather boutineers for the groomsmen. Paige even picked and arranged her own bouquet and flowers with her bridesmaids at Hooper's Farm Gardens.
They were blessed with the perfect August Michigan weather, sunny and warm but not too muggy, and had a blast with their locally sourced paella buffet from The Daily Blend, great music and throwbacks to David's time spent in a rock band, and a gorgeous sunset over the bay.