Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn Wedding
What do you do when your dream Caribbean wedding is no longer an option? For Steve and Chelsea, they pivoted to planning an intimate wedding in the Upper Peninsula.
Chelsea specifically wrote in her wedding questionnaire that what was most important to her was capturing “TRUE happiness,” not posed pictures. With a small wedding like theirs at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn, this was easy to accommodate! We love intimate weddings because they are often more relaxed and we get to spend time getting to know the family better.
There was a threat of rain all morning and Steve and Chelsea decided to move their ceremony inside. Yet as the day progressed, the rain clouds held off. We all watched the radar hoping for the best. The sun was still shining during their first look an hour before the ceremony, and Steve and Chelsea were excited to move the ceremony back outside as originally planned.
Upper Peninsula Micro Wedding
Chelsea’s father officiated their wedding, filled with tears and laughter. Overlooking Manistique Lake, the pair pledged their love to each other and became man and wife. They sealed the evening by adding their lock of love to Chamberlin’s love lock arch and threw the key into the lake below.
Their day was full of personal touches, from Steve’s coffee-filled wedding ring and the coffee favors they shared with their guests (can we get a yes, please?!) to the thoughtful gifts they planned for each other to the sunflower theme they tied in throughout the day. We finished the evening with smoke bombs on the dock and stepped off the lawn just as the first drops of rain finally fell.
Steve and Chelsea, we are so glad you found “Mr. and Mrs. Wright.” 😉 Thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration of love in the Upper Peninsula!
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