A Rustic Wedding at Ciconne Vineyards in Suttons Bay, Michigan

Ciconne Vineyards in Suttons Bay, Michigan, offers picturesque wineries, a restored red barn and sweeping views of Grand Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan that are nothing short of striking. For Shantel Rutherford (31 and a dental hygienist) and Sean McCue (33 and a sales professional), getting married in northern Michigan was a no-brainer, and a celebration there offered the rustic yet elegant ambience they had envisioned. Their day unfolded with a ceremony under a large tree, where Shantel, donning a sweeping Pronovias mermaid-style gown, exchanged vows with Sean, looking sharp in a blue sharkskin suit. After saying “I do,” the newlyweds joined their guests in an outdoor cocktail hour, where everyone enjoyed an open bar and mingled in the summer air. A reception followed in the big barn, set with a buffet-style barbecue dinner complete with a selection of meats, sides and a salad made with Michigan cherries. For entertainment, DJ Kyle Magnuson brought guests onto the dance floor with lively tunes, and they captured the night via Polaroid camera in the DIY photo booth. To cap off the night with a sweet bite, Shantel and Sean served mini cupcakes and sugar cookies frosted with flowers. See the details, expertly captured by Dan and Melissa Photography, below.