WEDDING: Lanny + Alyson

Stanwood, Michigan


The two met in a local bar the night Alyson went out to celebrate her sister’s birthday.  Five years later on the anniversary of their first date, Lanny proposed to Alyson in their home while secretly recording the whole thing.  A year and four days later, on an unusually warm December day, Lanny and Alyson shared their intimate wedding with close friends and family.  The Alpine House, where the two were married, overlooked a castle and could have operated as a rustic ski lodge.  I loved how Alyson and her sister, Chelsea, reenacted a scene from Alyson’s favorite TV series, Friends, how both Alyson and Lanny got dressed on opposite ends of Alyson’s Grandparents home and the uncontrollable smiles that lasted all day long.   Thank you, Alyson and Lanny, for sharing your moments so openly with me.  May you always remember the love shared on this special day.  Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

Pre-ceremony preparations: Alyson's grandparent’s custom-built cabin
Ceremony: The Alpine Haus
Reception: The Alpine Haus
Bridal gown: Becker's Bridal Allure Romance collection - Fowler
Bridal Jacket: Becker's Bridal - Fowler
Bridal shoes: Keds
Groom’s suit: Men's Wearhouse customized look
Makeup: Makeup by Brooke at Natural Beauty
Hair: Styled by Amber at Natural Beauty (Alyson's hairstylist since high school)
Florist: The Wishing Well Flowers and Tuxedos - Vestaburg
Caterer: Antler's Fireside Grill - Canadian Lakes
Baker: Cheesecake by Blue Cow Restaurant - Big Rapids
DJ: DJ Broha - Six Lakes
Second photographer: Arin Bisaro