Saugatuck, Michigan | August Wedding at Laketown Conference Center | Leslie + Evan
Leslie and Evan’s wedding at Laketown Conference Center in Saugatuck, Michigan was an absolute dream. Seeing this wedding come together was amazing in itself, mainly because these two live in Memphis Tennessee!! Special thanks to all their family and friends who made this day come together and go smoothly!
The day started with everyone getting ready at Courtyard by Marriott in Holland. Evan’s mom helped Leslie into her dress and helped with her shoes. After all the getting ready was done, Evan and Leslie drove separately to the venue for their first look. I’m so glad they made the decision to have their first look at Laketown, it was so beautiful.
The weather was PERFECT, for their outdoor ceremony. The sun was a little bright, but made some amazing photos. Let me just tell you now, that their wedding party was a HOOT! They knew how to party, drink and have a good time.
I asked Leslie how her and Evan met and about their first date, “We met on a dating site by chance and immediately hit it off. Shortly after messaging we decided to video chat which only made us want to meet in person even more! We spent the next few days getting to know each other, laughing and days later we couldn’t wait to go out on our first date. We went out to downtown Royal Oak for Sushi and the dueling piano bar for drinks. We had such an incredible time, we definitely kissed that night! It has been history ever since.”
I also asked Leslie about Evan’s proposal to her, “It was St. Patty’s day 2018 and the weather was beautiful. We spent all day bouncing around the city enjoying ourselves but little did I know he had it all planned out. While downtown, he suggested maybe going to the hilltop at Beale St. Landing to check out the sunset over looking the river. As we approached the hill, he took our drinks and threw them out which Was out of character and slightly confusion but we continued up. Once we got to the top, I was gazing out in the distance admiring the view and suddenly he turned me around and I watched Evan drop down on one knee. I was so excited to say “yes” and amazed at what just happened that I didn’t even notice the photographer he had waiting in the background to capture my reaction. I kept laughing and laughing realizing that’s why he had thrown out our drinks.”
Leslie and Evan, it was so amazing being your photographer. Thank you a million times over for having me, I had so much fun capturing your day.
Photographer: Sydney Marie Photography
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Ginger from Laketown Golf and Conference
Hair/Make-up Artist: Endegi Salon
Florist: Evening Hill florist
Videographer: Paul Chittenden
Venue: Laketown Golf and Conference
Transportation service: New Salem Corn Maze
Caterer: West Michigan Caterer
DJ/Band: DJ Lostax- Logan Smith
Wedding dress: Buccis Bridal (Wisconsin) -Stella York wedding dress