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A Summer Country Club Wedding at Swan Valley Golf and Banquet Center in Saginaw, Michigan

Amy Allen (27 and an elementary school teacher) and David Bachtell (32 and a systems engineer) had their soft summer wedding at Swan Valley Golf and B

Amy Allen (27 and an elementary school teacher) and David Bachtell (32 and a systems engineer) had their soft summer wedding at Swan Valley Golf and Banquet Center in Saginaw, Michigan. They had their nontraditional wedding ceremony surrounded by closest friends and family. Under a flower-adorned arch, the couple said their vows and placed together a three-part white wooden unity heart. "The outer heart represents the husband, inner heart the wife and the gemstone core represents God, who binds us together in his perfect love," Amy says. Amy found her white sleeveless wedding dress at Perfect Fit Bridal. The intricate lace overlay on the dress brought a gentle atmosphere to the ceremony as she walked down the aisle. Frankenmuth Florist provided pastel pink and white rose bouquets for Amy and her bridesmaids, which beautifully contrasted against the mint green cocktail bridesmaid dresses from David's Bridal. With pink and coral roses, The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe's four-tier masterpiece wowed the guests with raspberry cheesecake, lemon-drop, and chocolate truffle-flavored cake. A fun element to their reception was the photo booth with fun props. "We even had a duo photographer team capturing guests letting loose and showing off their goofy sides," Amy says. Advice from the bride: "On your wedding day, don't stress and worry about the small, minor details, because in the end, nobody else will remember what went wrong, but will instead be focused on you both and the beautiful day," Amy says.

Wedding Paper Divas created teal and coral wedding invitations for Amy and David's soft and romantic affair. With floral designs on the invitation and RSVP cards, the guests got an idea of the floral masterpieces that they were going to find on the wedding day. Good thing Frankenmuth Florist delivered!
Mint Chiffon Cocktail Bridesmaid Dresses
Frankenmuth Florist created pastel masterpieces in the bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. With roses and a variety of berries, they transformed the ceremony and reception space into a soft and romantic wonderland. The different shades of pink and white roses contrasted beautifully with the mint cocktail bridesmaid dresses.
Frankenmuth Florist created simple white rose boutonnieres adorned with pink berries to go with the gray suits and the mint green from the striped ties worn by the groom and his groomsmen. They added a lighter accessory in contrast to the pastel pink and white bridal bouquets.
The maid of honor and bridesmaids stood next to Amy in mint green cocktail dresses from David's Bridal. With varying necklines, each bridesmaid sported light gray open-toe sandals and heels. Amy's maid of honor accessorized her outfit with a statement necklace while the bridesmaids wore drop earrings.
Amy and David said their vows under a flower-strewn arch, and opted for a less traditional unity ceremony by placing together a white, wooden, unity heart. The outer heart represents the husband, inner heart the wife and the gemstone core represents god, who binds them together.
Perfect Fit Hip-Length Veil
Teal Monogrammed Tumblers
For dessert, the Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe created a four-tier wedding cake consisting of raspberry cheesecake, lemon drop, and chocolate truffle-flavored cake, satisfying every guest who had a sweet tooth. Iced with an ivory buttercream icing, real roses were added to the top and each layer to tie in the color scheme.
Bird Cage Card Holder
With unique architecture, the Swan Valley Golf and Banquet Center utilized its grand chandeliers to help fill the high ceilings alongside the high floral centerpieces. With 10 block candles circulating each chandelier, the cherrywood arches glowed and light shined off the champagne and blush linens.
The reception centerpieces featured stunning manzanita trees with peach and pink roses, with lines of crystals draping from the branches, all set in ivory planters. Sitting on a blush linen, the centerpiece was surrounded by votive candles. We just love how high centerpieces fill a space.
Amy and Dave ended the day by driving a venue-provided golf cart into the sunset, waving good-bye as guests blew bubbles and gave their well wishes to the newlyweds. The couple went on two honeymoons: a road trip through Michigan and Wisconsin and a Caribbean cruise on the Royal Princess.