anthony&emma | gull lake, michigan wedding

By AlyssaWagner on September 06, 2016 | comments
When we first met Anthony&Emma over coffee and easily talked for over an hour and left feeling like dear old friends - we knew this wedding day was going to be one for the books. But honestly, we could have had no idea just how wonderful it would be.

It was peaceful and full to the brim with joy and excitement. Their vows made me cry. Anthony’s dance moves were off the charts. And we certainly can’t forget that they had what might have been the world’s greatest wedding party :) Knowing full well that I sound like a broken record - these days make feel like the luckiest wedding photographer in all the land. These two are lovely in every way, and we were so grateful to document such a beautiful love.

And if I can say one thing to all future brides & grooms in light of all my feels in looking through these photos again: please, oh please, just be yourself on your wedding day. It seems like it should go without saying, but with how much happens during a wedding day (rightly so!) it can be easy to get whisked away in fixing your dress or worrying about small details being perfect. But you can also just throw it all into the wind, stare at your boo, and think OH MY GOODNESS LOVE IS AMAZING. Laugh hard. Dance in your bare feet. Make weird faces. Eat all the cake. They will be the most beautiful memories as the years tick on, and odds are, some of your favorite photos, too ;)

Quick shoutout to the people that helped make this day! >>

dress // David’s Bridal
hair + makeup // Freedom Styling Studio
floral  // Flower GallaRe
ceremony + reception + catering  // Gull Lake Country Club
officiant // Jon Zondervan
dessert // Amy’s Cakes
dj // Clint Colburn

A&E, we love ya. A lot. Thanks for having us along for this amazing celebration, and for being our friends. You really are the bees knees.

All our love,

Alyssa&Drew