June 9, 2018

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Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan is the beautiful Watervale Inn in Arcadia, Michigan. The Watervale in is an old logging camp that has been converted into summer residences and a vacation get away for many. It is also a perfect Northern Michigan wedding venue for those couples looking to have a Destination Wedding with a very intimate feel.

Shaina and Collin planned their wedding to be an entire day long celebration with their friends and family. The day began with yard games and coffee from the Planetary Coffee Truck, and ended with an incredible evening of dancing a photos in an amazing VW Van that is equipped to be a Photo Booth!

Those in-between moments throughout the day were unforgettable. There were moments of excitement, calm, joy, love, an eventful sabering of the champaign bottle, and some serious dance moves at the end of the evening. But nothing tops the moment that Collin saw Shaina walk toward him to be married. As she stepped out of the Watervale Inn with her father, she was simply radiant. When Collin saw her, you could feel the emotion in his eyes.

Shaina and Collin, thank you for inviting us to have a sneak peek into your amazing lives. It was a day we will always remember and treasure.  Much love and appreciation, Rayan.

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Event Planner: Juniper & Lace Events | Venue and Catering: Watervale Inn | Photography: Rayan Anastor Photography | Florist: Simply Exquisite by the Bay | Reception Music: Mr. Music DJ | Cake: Cakes by Aunt B | Coffee Truck: Planetary Coffee | Photo Booth (VW): The Magic Shuttle Bus | Hair & Makeup: M.O. Hair and Makeup | Bridal Gown: Kitty Chen Couture from Mia Grace Bridal | Tux: Martin Greenfield | Groom’s Shoes: Magnanni | Cummerbund & Bowtie: Drake’s of London


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