An Elegant Lakefront Wedding at Stafford's Perry Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan

Kristine Nannini (29 and owner of Nannini Teaching Resources) and Brett O'Shell (30 and an attorney) celebrated their special day in a destination wed

Kristine Nannini (29 and owner of Nannini Teaching Resources) and Brett O'Shell (30 and an attorney) celebrated their special day in a destination wedding set against the blue waters of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey's Bay Front Park. "We love escaping to up north in the summer to get away from the hustle and bustle and just relax," Kristine explains. "Petoskey was the perfect location to share our love of northern Michigan with our friends and family." With the help of wedding planner Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events, the couple brought their idea of an elegant, black and white wedding to life. Elements like oversized, black acrylic chandeliers, sequin linens and touches of gold gave the wedding a chic and streamlined look and feel.

"I wanted something elegant and unique," Kristine says. "I decided on a custom designed, twist-front Reem Acra gown with gorgeous French tulle and sequin-embroidered cap sleeves. I then added a beaded sash of beautiful, clear rhinestones."
Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes
Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands
Ivory and White Hydrangea and Rose Centerpiece
Blush pink escort cards were tucked into blooms and penned with guest's names and table assignments in black calligraphy by Laura Hooper.
The bride topped her half up hairstyle with a Maria Elena headband bought at Roma Sposa in Birmingham. "I wanted to look as natural as possible on my wedding day," Kristine says. "My hair was half up with soft curls and a rhinestone headband."
Rows of white folding chairs provided seating with a waterfront view for guests.
White folding chairs at the ceremony were adorned with a fresh bay leaf garland. Each draped point was finished off with long, double-faced black satin ribbon streamers.
Exchanging Vows
Ring Bearer
Bride and Groom
White Cap Sleeve Reem Acra Wedding Dress
Kristine's hand-tied bridal bouquet was made up of blush, ivory and white-colored blooms in a variety of textures and sizes; including black-centered anemones, white and blush sweet peas and spray roses.
Waterfront Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom Kiss
Fresh florals topped a white, four-tier, lemon rosemary wedding cake created by Bella e Dolce in Cheboygan.
A gold-framed tray filled with white hydrangeas contained the elegant, blush-colored  escort cards.
Mr. and Mrs. Chair Signs with Garland
Black and White Elegant Reception Decor
Each table was covered in a floor-length piece black sequin linen to match the black Chiavari chairs.
Gold leaf planters filled with white hydrangeas, garden roses, anemone and sweet pea blooms served as the centerpieces for each table.
Gold beaded chargers and gold flatware made up the place settings; while a single white orchid bloom sat atop each blush letterpress menu.
Black Acrylic Chandelier
Stafford's Perry Hotel Fountain
Black Personalized Cocktail Napkins
Black and White Invitation Suite
Bride and Groom First Dance
First Dance