Dea and Chris' love story started in high school, led them to New York City to pursue their respective careers, and came to a beautiful crescendo back home in Michigan on the lakeshore where they first fell in love. In front of their closest friends and family members, they said 'I Do' after a decade of building a life together on a nostalgic June summer day, the magical blue water of Lake Michigan just steps away. Bridging together a formal sense of sophistication with an approachability that felt like home - a waterside champagne toast, farm to table dinner with gourmet mac and cheese, artisan ice cream for dessert, and an evening full of dancing under a clear top tent - this wedding represents all of the best parts of celebrating what matters most. And embracing details as intentionally as possible.

Photographed by Samantha James Photography  


See more of Deanne and Chris' wedding here (coming soon!) along with a complete vendor list.