Intimate Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn Wedding Curtis MI – Steve + Chelsea

by | Sep 17, 2020 | Upper Peninsula, Wedding/Engagement | 1 comment

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Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn Wedding

What do you do when your dream Caribbean wedding is no longer an option? As Steve and Chelsea realized the inevitable, 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. This was an easy request to accommodate as their joy radiated throughout the day!

Rob and I love intimate weddings like this one at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn because we can spend extra time getting to know the entire family, not just the bride and groom! Weddings with smaller guest counts contribute to a more relaxed atmosphere, and we love to be a part of it!

There was a threat of rain all morning. Steve and Chelsea reluctantly 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 wedding back outside as originally planned.

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September Upper Peninsula Micro Wedding

Their day was full of personal touches, from Steve’s coffee-filled wedding ring and the coffee favors they shared with their guests from their favorite coffee shop (can we get a yes, please?!) to the sunflower theme tied throughout the day.

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Chelsea’s father officiated their wedding, filled with tears and laughter. The pair pledged their love to each other and became man and wife overlooking Manistique Lake at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn in Curtis, Michigan.

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One of my favorite ceremony moments was watching Steve’s two daughters absorb the heartfelt vows!

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Fall Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn Wedding With Smoke Bombs

We finished the evening with portraits and smoke bombs on the dock, stepping off the lawn just as the first drops of rain finally fell.

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Lock of Love Ceremony in Curtis, Michigan

Steve and Chelsea sealed the evening by adding their lock of love to Chamberlin’s love lock arch and threw the key into the lake below.

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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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Upper Peninsula Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn
Floral: Main Street Floral
Bridal: Brides by Young
Catering: Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn
Cake and Pies: Helmer House Inn & Bakery
Coffee: Foster Coffee Company

In Their Own Words:

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“I cannot speak enough awe-inspiring words to convey how AMAZING Veronica and her husband were at capturing our wedding day. We did the elopement package, but they still made us feel like royalty. They are both very sweet, they know how to capture the love of the day, and I would recommend them for anyone getting married in the UP.”

Steve & Chelsea W.

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1 Comment

  1. Kay Mattis

    Looks like a beautiful wedding. So happy for you both. Love from Wyoming. Aunt Kay

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