Lake Michigan Wedding Venues

Shadowland on Silver Beach in St. Joseph, Michigan is probably one of my favorite wedding venues in Michigan to photograph because of the many options that was available for us to do formal portraits. From the beautiful Lake Michigan beach to the whimsical carousel next to the reception hall, we took advantage of it all.

The beach was just walking distance from the wedding reception so we were able to take photos nearby. In the evening, guests were able to take a break from dancing and stroll over to the beach area as well.

When Bethlyn and David told me they were going to have a fairy tale wedding theme, I knew we were a perfect match for each other! They incorporated all the fairy tale love stores into their wedding (think Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel) and their reception was beautifully decorated with these fairy tale themes.

John E. N. Howard Bandshell wedding ceremony

The ceremony was originally planned to be held at the John E. N. Howard Bandshell in St. Joseph, Michigan so I met up with David and the guys in the morning to do their portraits while Bethlyn and the girls were still getting ready at the hotel.
navy converse sneakers groomsmen
The men all wore matching navy Converse shoes.
Getting some fun shots in with the guys
After photographing the guys, I then headed to the hotel to photograph the girls getting ready. We then headed to the beach to get some beach wedding photos of Bethlyn and her bridesmaids.
I fell in LOVE with Bethlyn’s dress! She wore it so beautifully.
Portraits of the beautiful bride.
It ended up raining so we took the ceremony indoors. After the ceremony, the sun peeked out and we went back outdoors to do some more formal portraits of Bethlyn and David.
While the guests were mingling inside the reception, the bridal party went and rode on the carousel.
Ending the night with an intimate dance outside of the reception.

Shadowland on Silver Beach Wedding | St. Joseph, Michigan

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