A Classic, Simple Wedding at Chemung Hills Golf Club & Banquet Center in Howell, Michigan
Emily Vaughen (24 and a codification analyst) and James Vaughen (26 and a material processing coach) met at a local bar by the Michigan State University campus. After going out a few times, the pair officially began dating, and after a year, Jim proposed to Emily while on a walk through the campus's red cedar trees. They decided to have their wedding in Jim's hometown of Howell, Michigan, with the ceremony at Jim's childhood church and the reception at the nearby Chemung Hills Golf Club & Banquet Center. Their color palette was red and ivory with decor inspired by fall. "Both of us absolutely love the fall season and wanted to keep it simple, rustic and natural," Emily says. With twinkling lights and rose centerpieces, the reception kept with the simple, classic style. Emily and Jim had a photo booth at their reception and say it was the element of their wedding that most reflected them as a couple. "We love taking pictures and just being silly together," Emily says. The photos acted as wedding favors and part of their guest book, as guests were asked to place some of their photos in a binder with a note for the newlyweds to read later.