A Romantic Summer Wedding at Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Petoskey, Michigan

When Kelsey Collins (27 and a social worker) and Daniel LaLonde (28 and a physician) got engaged , they knew that their mutual love for all things Mic

When Kelsey Collins (27 and a social worker) and Daniel LaLonde (28 and a physician) got engaged , they knew that their mutual love for all things Michigan just had to be incorporated into their wedding day. “Our intended theme was summer elegance and ‘pure Michigan,’” says Kelsey. In fact, the night Daniel popped the question, the University of Michigan’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA’s Final Four (that’s gotta be a good sign, right?). The Bay Harbor Yacht Club on Lake Michigan was chosen as the exquisite beachfront venue, and cocktail hour took place on the balcony of the yacht club. The couple created a specialty cocktail, called LaLonde Lemonade, for their reception. “Our reception was beautifully decorated and exactly what we envisioned, thanks to our fantastic florist and wedding planner,” Kelsey says. The couple took their wedding photos in the morning, before the ceremony, leaving extra time for them to enjoy the reception with their family and friends. Another awesome highlight of the day? “When the Jerry Ross Band played the University of Michigan fight song,” says Kelsey. The school is the couple’s alma mater. Of course, the band played a wide range of songs the entire time, “and the dance floor was crowded all night,” says Kelsey. After all that planning, the couple escaped to beautiful Hawaii for a lovely eight-day honeymoon.

"She's Mine"-Engraved Wedding Shoes
The bride wore nude sandals with her wedding gown. The crisscross pattern on the high heels accented the summery wedding venue perfectly.
Kelsey's bridal bouquet was an assortment of pink spray roses and tea roses. White peonies were also added to the mix.
The bride accessorized with simple crystal earrings. Kelsey's "something borrowed" was her mother's pearl bracelet.
Kelsey wore a James Clifford wedding dress down the aisle. The embroidered, ball-gown shape was her instant favorite. Kelsey's minimal jewelry complemented the sweetheart neckline.
Kelsey's bridesmaids wore coral shift dresses. The women accessorized with their own jewelry and wore either simple nude peep-toe pumps or round-toe heels.
The floral arrangements were created by Monarch Garden and Floral Design. The couple's accents included white hydrangeas and coral roses.
Escort Cards with Heart Detail
Although the wedding ceremony was held outdoors on the shores of Little Traverse Bay,  the classy reception was held in the main ballroom of the venue.
Each of the glass centerpieces held tall white and blush linaria flowers. Branches gave the pieces extra height.
The details for each table setting fit the summer beach wedding theme. Candles set a romantic mood. The all-white plates put the focus on the floral accents.
Single Layer Wedding Cake
White Three-Tier Dessert Platter
Kelsey and Daniel Posing