From The Bride:
Michael and I went to college together but had never really known each other. We both had signed up to work a Christian summer camp and that’s how we officially met. We became the best of friends and we both knew that we wanted to marry one another before we even began dating.
I’ve always wanted an outdoor wedding (even with the risk of bad weather) and I really adore old barns. I was searching for venues with barns in southwest Michigan (where my husband is from) and I found the perfect, most darling place – The Hidden Vineyard Wedding Barn. We got to have our outdoor ceremony under a historic, beautiful tree, looking out to the vineyard, and we held our ceremony inside the barn, also looking out to the widespread vineyard and pond.
Our wedding was filled with only our closest family and friends, which made our day very special and intimate. We wanted our vows before God to be shared with those who would be living life with us. Our wedding was filled with mostly DIY, which was all done by our friends and family. From our hair and makeup, to our cake, and flowers, and decor, to the videography and photography – our friends and family had such a huge part in making our day special and filled it with so much love and joy.