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Fall is upon us! It might have been upon you already, dear reader, but here in Texas where I currently live, it just showed up. Luckily, this wedding is perfect for ushering in my fall mood, as it features vibrant orange flowers, ominous skies, and nautical rope details everywhere. Then there is the fact that it took place at a boutique hotel that MIGHT be haunted that’s perfect for exploring as a new husband and wife, and said couple chose a delightfully classic cake topper, and I am just completely charmed by this wedding on Lake Michigan.


From the Photographer:

Becky and AJ are sailors on Lake Michigan. They wanted a wedding that incorporated their love for the water and their love of the autumn season. The Perry Hotel allows for both since the ceremony and reception locations both face out towards Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay. The fall colors were almost at peak and it was a gorgeous fall day in northern Michigan.

Photographer: Paul Retherford Wedding Photography / Hairstylist: La Dolce Vita Salon / Catering/Venue: The Perry Hotel


  1. Wow, Becky is one gorgeous bride. I can tell from the photos, she has a smile that can light up any room. Beautiful photos!

  2. Becky Scott
    8:14 pm on November 14th, 2013

    This is so wonderful to come acoss, it is our wedding!! We just celebrated our 1 yeas anniversary this past October. Thank you so much for this article – it is so special!!!

  3. Becky Scott
    8:35 pm on November 14th, 2013

    Please excuse my spelling errors 🙂 it was just so exciting to find!

  4. Jessica
    12:23 am on December 30th, 2013

    Becky! This is so cool! Your wedding looked amazing and so did you! Gorgeous photography for a flawless wedding! Love the venue chosen and how it came with so many amenities–great choice when looking for a venue!

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