A perfect day for a perfect couple. Amanda and Jesse’s beautiful and joy filled wedding day at the Grand Traverse Resort in Northern Michigan was filled with smiles and tears of joy as the couple was surrounded by their loving friends and family in their first few hours of marriage. This elegant wedding, complete with radiant white peony bouquets from Lilies of the Alley, sequined gold table accents, rose and gold color scheme and the beautiful landscapes at the Grand Traverse Resort. The brides dress was a beaded and laced silhouette from Becker’s Bridal, while the bridesmaids rose and gold dresses were from Davids Bridal. The best part of this wedding was being able to witness Amanda and Jesse’s love and inner beauty shine through to everything they did together. It was a true joy to be this couples wedding photographer to capture their perfect day. Cheers to Amanda and Jesse, a couple beautiful inside and out.

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White peony bouquet and wedding shoes

This beautiful bouquet of  white peonies went along perfectly with the Amanda’s pearly white wedding shoes with sparkling bows.

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Both the brides and bridesmaids bouquets of beautiful peonies were created by Lilies of the Alley.

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Amanda and Jesse’s elegant wedding invitations were created by Northerly Designs.

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The bridal party had a blast helping Amanda get ready for the big ceremony. The morning was filled with nothing but smiling faces and joy.

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As the glittering dresses were hung up in the window, both mother and daughter took a moment to reminisce together before Amanda put the dress on. Even the adorable ring bearer admired the beautiful dresses hanging up in the window!

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Amanda’s mother helped her into her beautiful lace and beaded dress. It was a touching moment for the both of them seeing Amanda all dresses and ready to go.

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The detail in lace and beading on Amanda’s wedding dress was the perfect fit for Amanda.

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Amanda brides maids were beaming with excitement and joy when they saw her dress for the first time. It was a precious moment to capture. The joy and love that this group expressed for one another was unparalleled.

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Jesse is helped by his best man with the difficult task of tying the perfect bow tie.

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This precious moment was Jesse’s first look at Amanda in her beautiful wedding gown. The joy and pure love on his face when we saw her said it all.

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Their love shinned through every moment they had together which was captured in every picture.

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To the beach! It was the perfect day at the beach with blue skies, gorgeous blue-green waters and the most perfect and head turning bridal party.

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The lush white peony bouquets that they girls held were elegant and made for some amazing candid shots.

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And what would a beach day be without a walk on the beach. The girls took a leisurely stroll on the beach laughing and having a good time together.

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Even the groomsman had their share of fun at the beach as they took off their coats and took a stroll on the beach laughing and having a good time.

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This pictures says it all. The look on their faces of the love and passion that they share together is easy to be seen by all.

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What would the perfect day be without a stop at one of Northern Michigan’s iconic wineries.

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In the cherry capital of the world, we had to spend some time in the magnificent cherry orchards with this radiant couple.

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The beautiful wedding venue at the Grand Traverse Resort took place under this brilliant tent for the perfect outdoor wedding.

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This first look on Jesse’s face as Amanda walked down the isle, was a priceless moment and a much anticipated moment for everyone.

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The perfect couple and their very first kiss has husband and wife!

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The real star of the show was the most adorable ring bearer! What a perfect way to spend his second birthday.

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Filled with gorgeous arrangements of white peonies, gold table settings and flowing draperies, the wedding reception venue at the Grand Traverse Resort was a spectacular sight.

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The tables were complete with bouquets of peonies, candles, and stemless wine glass gifts for each of the guests. gold sequined table runner

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The three tiered elegant wedding cake, covered with beautiful white flowers, was soon cut then enjoyed by Amanda and Jesse as they fed each other a well deserved piece of cake.

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Amanda and Jesse’s first dace together was absolutely adorable. The two moved in perfect sync as they maneuvered across the floor with many smiles.

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As the music picked up, the bridal party hit the dance floor and showed off their moves!

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Photographer: Lux Light Photography 

Ceremony Venue: Grand Traverse Resort 

Florist: Lilies of the Alley 

Bridal Shop: Beckers Bridal and Davids Bridal 

Tux Shop: Jos A Bank

Invitation Designer:

DJ: Northern DJ Connection 

Transportation: Celtic Shuttle 

Hair and Makeup: Up North Perfection 

Invitation Designer: Northerly Design 



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Traverse City Wedding photography by Lux Light Photography, captures beautiful and intimate portraits for your wedding, engagement, family, newborn, and boudoir photography session in all of northern Michigan, including Traverse City, Petoskey, Inn at Bay Harbor, Crystal Mountain, Homestead Resort, Bowers Harbor, Mission Table, Glen Arbor, and Charlevoix!

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13300 S W Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City Michigan 49684

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