A Spring Castle Farms Wedding | Charlevoix, MI

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Tori & Austen: A Spring Castle Farms Wedding | Charlevoix, MI

Spring Castle Farms Wedding Collage

I’ve been so excited for Tori and Austen’s Spring Castle Farms wedding since the first email that Tori sent me asking if I was available on their wedding date. One, because I’m always beyond excited to photograph or film a Castle Farms wedding since it’s where Zachary and I got married ourselves (This gorgeous Charlevoix wedding venue always has my heart because of that) and also because it’s a magical part of Northern Michigan. Two, because Tori and I hit it off instantly from the first time she emailed me! We’re both 3rd culture kids (I grew up in Central America and she grew up in England). We also both love The Great British Baking Show and just baking shows in general.

It doesn’t get much better than this navy blue & rose gold Spring Castle Farms Wedding

I knew going into their wedding day that it was going to be gorgeous, but I was still blown away by how absolutely breathtaking everything turned out. But beyond how gorgeous their day was, both Austen and Tori are so sweet. They both kept thanking my team and I for being a part of their day. I don’t think either of these two had an ounce of stress or worry about their day, they were both just so happy to be marrying the love of their life. I love seeing my couples enjoy their wedding day like this. Because that’s what it’s all about.

Thank you so much, Tori & Austen for letting me a part of your big day! Congratulations again! ❤️

Here are some of my favorite images and the highlights of Tori & Austen’s wedding day! Take a look through their feature blog to see just how gorgeous their wedding day was! Don’t forget to check out their wedding day Highlight Film: A CASTLE FARMS WEDDING FILM.

Bride smiles into camera during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride gets ready for Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bridesmaid helps bride into shoes for Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride rests for a moment before ceremony during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom gets ready before ceremony during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom buttons jacket before ceremony during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Groomsmen and groom all take shots before ceremony during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom reaction to seeing bride during Spring Castle Farms wedding ceremony.Groom wipes tears from eyes in reaction to seeing bride during Spring Castle Farms wedding ceremony.Queen's Courtyard wedding ceremony during Spring Castle Farms wedding.Queen's Courtyard wedding ceremony during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom say vows during Queen's Courtyard wedding ceremony at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom exchange rings during Queen's Courtyard wedding ceremony at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom celebrate after first kiss during Queen's Courtyard wedding ceremony at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bridal bouquet for Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom kiss in butterfly garden during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom portraits during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom portraits during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom dips bride and kisses her in front of Castle Farms lake during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom kisses bride in front of Castle Farms gardens during Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom walk in gardens during sunset for Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom walk in gardens during sunset for Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride portraits in the cherry blossoms during sunset for Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom run through cherry blossoms at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom run through cherry blossoms at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom wraps bride in jacket and kisses her at dusk during Spring Castle Farms wedding.

What can I say about Tori and Austen’s reception other than it was a blast! From their bridal party entrances to their choreographed special dances to their epic, surprise First Dance danced to the song “Despacito” (which if you know me, you know that I love!) their whole reception was amazing! Once the party dancing started, the crowd was pumping. At one point, I could literally feel the floor of their reception venue shaking while the crowd jumped and danced! Hats off to their amazing DJ – DJ Casey Rusch.

Wide shot of reception hall at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Reception decorations at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Reception decorations at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Reception decorations at Spring Castle Farms wedding.Bridal party enters reception at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bridal party enters reception at Spring Castle Farms wedding. Bride and Groom enter reception at Spring Castle Farms wedding.

Tori and Austen ended their gorgeous wedding night with a sparkler exit! I absolutely love special exits from weddings and sparklers are my favorite! The images are always magical and there’s no better way to end your night than having everyone you love send you off into married life with cheers and happiness and a whole lot of love! ❤️

Bride and groom smile at each other during sparkler exit at spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom laughs at camera during sparkler exit at spring Castle Farms wedding. Black and white image of couple kissing during sparkler exit at spring Castle Farms wedding. Black and white image of groom dipping bride and kissing her during sparkler exit at spring Castle Farms wedding. Groom dips bride and kisses her during sparkler exit at spring Castle Farms wedding.

Vendors:

Venue: Castle Farms | Wedding Dress: Galina Signature | Hair & Makeup: Envogue Salon | Catering: BJ’s Catering | Decor: Sensational Events | DJ: Rusch Entertainment

 

And a special shout out to my amazing team for the day who worked alongside me to document Tori & Austen’s wedding day!

Val from Valerie Michele Photography and Katie from 97 Films.

 

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  1. Tania says:

    These are exquisite!

  2. Alissa says:

    Wow!! These are STUNNING 🙌🏻 I love that venue

  3. Gorgeous photos! love the exit!! Beautiful venue

  4. Erica Swantek says:

    Wow, what an amazing Spring Castle Farms wedding! That venue is seriously to die for and I can see why you loved it! Everything about this wedding is stunning!

  5. Stacie says:

    Beautiful photos! I love the venue and all their portraits!

  6. Janelle Goss says:

    These are so gorgeous!! And what a beautiful venue!

  7. Mandy says:

    wow. What beautiful pictures That venue is STUNNING and I love the grooms dance with his mom. Such epic pics – she’ll LOVE those!!

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