Kiersten & JT’s Northern Michigan Barn Wedding

  1. March 8, 2016

    Kiersten & JT's Traverse City Barn WeddingThe farm really comes alive when there is a celebration of love on the grounds. Kirsten & JT’s Northern Michigan wedding was one of those special days. Kiersten was kind enough to answer a few questions about the big day below. We truly enjoy and value the time we get to spend assisting you in creating a memorable event. Cheers to you, Mr & Mrs Gray!


     

    What attracted you to Cherry Basket Farm?

    The location, the barn and the food!

    Northern Michigan is heaven on Earth in my opinion, especially in the summer. Since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to have an outdoor summer wedding in Northern Michigan.

    The next biggest attraction to me was the beautiful white barn. My parents got married in a barn, and I love the feel of a casual barn wedding. What more fun than dancing and stomping around in a barn with all our favorite friends and family!

    Finally, the food. This is how I came across Cherry Basket Farm. My #1 priority for my reception was great food for my guests. When we were on the search for great food in Northern Michigan we were taken directly to Epicure Catering. It was one of those examples of fate because when I found the most amazing catering company, I also found the beautiful white barn I had been dreaming of!

    While I had been dreaming of my wedding my entire life, my wedding at Cherry Basket Farm was above and beyond anything I had ever dreamed of!

    What was the overall vibe and feel you wanted our guests to experience on the big day?

    J.T. and I are both more casual people. We wanted the vibe to be low key, casual, and FUN!

    What were the most important elements of the big day?

    Once I confirmed my wedding date at Cherry Basket, immediately the most important element for my big day became the weather and the beautiful back drop and scenery for my guests. I love that our guests could walk around the grounds and see the gardens, kitchen, cherry orchards and all the other beauty surrounding the property. While it was raining the morning of our wedding, the sun came out around noon and it ended up being the most picture perfect day and into the evening for our wedding!!

    What advice would you give to engaged couples as they move through the planning process?

    Try not to take it so seriously, and just have fun. You only get one go at it all, and its over in a quick flash.

    Also, if you’re getting married at Cherry Basket Farm you don’t need to fuss over the details, because you really don’t need much . They provide the fabulous venue and the fabulous food. All you need is your closest friends and family along with some great music and booze!


     

    Want more intel? The vendor team from this wedding is listed at the bottom of this post.  Thanks for stopping by!  – CB

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    Photography: Shutter Sam Photography

    Venue: Cherry Basket Farm / Catering: Epicure Catering / Florist: Field of Flowers Farm- Christina Pfeufer / Entertainment: Blue Water Kings Band /Decor: DIY – BAR Sign, LOVE sign, chalkboards, Family Photos on the door / Transportation: By The Bay Transportation / Attire: Bride- Monique Lhuillier; Bridesmaids- Lulu Kate; Groom and Groomsmen- JosABank and Knotty Ties / Hair & Makeup: Bride Hair- Katherine Stuart; Bride and Bridesmaid Makeup- Kristyn Noelle Artistry; Bridesmaids Hair: Epiphany Salon / Paper Goods: (programs, menus, name cards): Hello Happy Print Co / Table Seating Chart: Charm Studio- Chicago / Videographer: Overneath Creative Collective

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