Alicyn and Philip’s wedding celebration at Mission Table in Traverse City was so beautiful to witness and be a part of. Their wedding celebration actually happened the day before their one year anniversary!! Phillip is in the military stationed in North Carolina where he met Alicyn. According to Alicyn, their first date was at a coffee shop and it lasted well over 4 hours.
The day was relaxed and full of family and close friends, with the most perfect Michigan weather! The weather reports were saying rain all day, but it held off till the end of the ceremony (right as we were taking sunset photos!!) I met up with Alicyn and Phillip before guests started to arrive and we drove out to Hooper’s Farm Garden and took some portraits in the gardens where they picked their wedding flowers earlier (which also included playing fetch with the dog) After some portraits we returned back to Mission Table for the cocktail hour and dinner. After dinner they stood up in front of everyone and said their vows to each other. It was such a sweet moment, not only were they saying their vows to each other but also to the ones that they loved with them. The cake, which was made by Phillip’s mom and aunt was AMAZING! I’m glad I got back inside in time to snag a piece because it was one of the best homemade cakes I’ve ever had.
I asked Alicyn how Phillip proposed to her, and of course it was up in Traverse City! This is what she had to say. “Phill took me around Traverse City and all day was trying to find the right place/moment to pop the question, eventually we ended up at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse in Leelanau and we walked along the water for a bit. We were about to leave and he asked me to grab his bag for him, I reached for it, turned around and there he was on one knee. I had no idea he was planning it at all. We got married in a local courthouse with friends before he deployed. We never had a real wedding or reception so this is our celebration with family.”
Congrats again Alicyn and Phillip, it was so beautiful to witness you declare your love in front of family and friends. I wish you both the best!
Photographer: Sydney Marie Photography
Florist: Hooper's Farm Gardens
Venue: Mission Table
Wedding Dress: BHLDN