Crystal Lake Yacht Club Wedding



August 18, 2018


bride and grooms first dance on crystal lake

On an incredibly beautiful summer day, in Northern Michigan, a lovely lady married a very personable gentleman and celebrated their wedding with family and friends at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club.

It was a morning filled with a lot of relaxing time with the ladies and they prepared for the day at Allison’s family summer home in Frankfort, Michigan. For Allison, there was a quiet excitement as she prepared to see Joey for the first time when she walked down the aisle. She had a very relaxing morning styling her hair and getting dressed with her mom and sister.

Joey had a morning filled with jokes and laughter and excited. The gentlemen prepared for the day at the Hotel Frankfort and followed the morning with a few portraits at the Frankfort beach before heading to the wedding at St. Andrews Church in Beulah.

As the wedding began, the room quieted. When Allison walked through the doors smiling with excitement, Joey bursted out in a smile as wide as wide could be.  In front of their family and friends they promised to love and support each other as they pledged to move through life together as husband and wife.

The real fun began after the wedding. We all took a brief trip to the incredible Crystal Downs Golf Course for some portraits and then began the celebration at the Crystal Lake Yacht Club.  The Yacht Club is a sailing club located on the shore of Crystal Lake in Frankfort, just south of Traverse City and a hop skip and a jump from Lake Michigan.

A clear tent was set up with beautiful blue and white decorations, which helped to bring out the beautiful blues of the water and sky. From the humorous toast to the excellent dancing, the night was enjoyed by all. Allison’s parents also managed to surprise everyone with fireworks to close out the evening.

Joey and Allison, you had such a spectacular wedding and celebration. I am so excited for the two of you as you begin your lives together as husband and wife. May you always continue to love and laugh together with whatever you do!  Much love and appreciation.  Rayan

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Event Planner: Victorias Floral Design | Getting Ready for Groom: Hotel Frankfort | Getting Ready location for ladies: Family Home | Wedding Ceremony Location: St. Andrews | Wedding Portraits: Crystal Downs Country Club | Wedding Reception: Crystal Lake Yacht Club | Makeup: Post Beauty Bar | Hair: Bride | Wedding Gown: Anna Campbell from Alice in Ivory | Bridal Party Attire: Lulus | Florist: Victorias Floral Design | Caterer: Catering by Kelly’s | Dessert: Phyllis Kittleson | Musicians: Soul Xpress | Invitation: Bayside Printing | Videographer: Anne Raisor

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  • Jane Karraker

    Rayan-you captured every special moment! Beautiful job! Thank you!!❤️❤️ReplyCancel


      Thank you so much Jane! It was such a beautiful day and an honor for me to be a part of it. Thank you for trusting me to capture your amazing moments. Much love and appreciation…Rayan.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Mahoney

    These are amazing!!! You do such an amazing job capturing the exact feeling of the day! ????????ReplyCancel


      Thank you Jenna! You helped create and keep the day moving beautifully! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

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