All photos courtesy of Amy Carroll Photography
We loved collaborating with this couple! Sarah & Justin’s farm to table wedding at Cherry Basket was a lovely affair. These two were together almost 20 years before deciding to tie the knot, so the comfort and ease with which they moved through the planning process was admirable! Mellow, gracious, funny and lighthearted, we couldn’t have enjoyed working with them more. A few interview questions with Sarah are below.
What is your connection to Leelanau County?
Our family has been spending many years vacationing here, pretty much are favorite place we’ve ever been to. We refer to it as our happy place and look forward all year to coming back.
Briefly describe your style as a couple.
Casual, vintage, timeless, unique, and definitely a little bit goofy.
Describe the look & feel of your wedding.
Elegant natural beauty, simple, chic, modern, romantic with textures.
What did you want your guests to take away from this experience?
A wedding that they would never forget, and would leave thinking I had the best time ever. We also hope that they would have enjoyed the leelanau peninsula as we much as we do.
What, if any, were your big stressors during the planning process?
Planning from a distance made things a bit more complicated. Finding places to book blocks of rooms for our guests.
Did you find that there were unique challenges to planning a wedding in Northern Michigan?
Yes, hotel booking for guests was a challenge, as the rooms booked up very fast during the season we got married.
What advice would you give to newly engaged couples planning their wedding in Northern Michigan?
Definitely do it, it was the best decision we could have ever made. Make sure to let your guests know to book the rooms in advance, as this is a popular vacation destination and rooms book very quickly.
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Vendor Detail: Venue: Cherry Basket Farm / Catering: Epicure Catering / Photographer: Amy Carroll Photography / Videography: Coastline Studios / Cake: Aunt B’s / Floral: Ruby Slipper Designs / Entertainment: Mike Staff Productions