Today I am thrilled to share a colourful and fun Mackinac Wedding with elements of Friends, Buddhism and Astrology.
Images were captured by Mandie Forbes.
Mandie Forbes, is a Traverse City wedding photographer and videographer serving Northern Michigan, Traverse City, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo.
She describes herself as a hopeless romantic, an old soul, and a 3rd culture kid who’s been obsessed with photography since I was about 7 years old.
Mandie says of the couples gorgeous Mackinac Wedding Day…
From the first time that I met Arianna and Chris for their engagement session on Belle Isle, I knew that we’d get along great.
These two are so very sweet together, and my first impression of them was that they’re the kind of people who are a little reserved/shy at first but would be so much fun once they got comfortable with someone.
They actually remind me a lot of my husband and myself, so I instantly loved them as a couple.
I may have gotten a little bit too excited when I found out that Arianna had planned their wedding with an element of a Friends theme.
Arianna is a huge Friends fan just like myself, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve seen every episode of the show at least 10 times.
The very first episode that I ever watched when I was 17 years old was “The One With All The Resolutions” where Ross gets stuck in his leather pants. I’ve been hooked ever since.
I’ve rewatched the entire show at least once a year since then so when I got to the wedding and found out that Arianna had planned a Friends Themed wedding, I got a little (okay, a LOT) bit excited.
Their Mackinac wedding was so seriously stunning and Arianna put so much work into every loving detail of her decorations. I was just blown away when I saw how everything came together.
From her dress to her breathtaking florals to Chris’ lobster lapel to all of the reception and Friends Themed wedding decor, everything was perfect!
The couple are also very into Buddhism and astrology and to compliment the Friends inspired styling, a lot of the decor reflected this too.
Their wedding ceremony on the waterfront was beautiful, after which we went to a secluded beach to capture some couples portraits before it was back to the reception and party time.
Mandie shares a beautiful film of this pretty Mackinac Wedding…
Photography: Mandie Forbes
Ceremony: Bridge View Park
Reception Venue: Mackinac Grille
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Bar and Boutique
To Contact Mandie Forbes