A Classic, Preppy Wedding at Northport Point Club in Michigan
Despite Caitlin Gilfeather (28 and a marketing manager) and Andrew Webb’s (27 and a vice president at AlixPartners) disparate upbringings—she was raised in Michigan, he calls Kentucky home—the couple met and quickly realized their shared tie to Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula. “Our Northport cottages are only 10 minutes away from each other, but we didn’t meet until we interned in Minneapolis during college,” Caitlin says. “Northport is special to both of us, and we wanted all of our friends and family to experience it.” A charming chapel was the site of the traditional ceremony. A refined palette of slate blue, green and white played up the lakeside locale, which appeared on Caitlin and Andrew’s stationery suite as a watercolor map of the region. The suite also included a custom crest that was printed on the couple’s personalized drink koozies. Caitlin searched high and low for a gown sans lace, beading or tulle before she found a simple, silk crepe sheath at a Chicago showroom. After the ceremony, guests grabbed bottles of brew from a “beer boat” during cocktail hour. The newlyweds made their grand party entrance on the back of a “Just Married” golf cart before cutting into a vanilla buttercream cake with a silver serving set that belonged to the groom’s grandmother.
To make the reception decor pop, linens echoed the colors of the nearby lake.