Real Wedding Story: Stephanie & Henry

Stephanie and Henry hit the Michigan spring weather jackpot for their early May wedding at Black Barn Vineyard and Winery. After weeks of rain, it was partly sunny and 65 degrees and everything was blooming green. This special couple put so much thought into their wedding for each other, their families and their guests. There were special moments sprinkled throughout the day, such as a first look with their parents and Stephanie doing a first look with their son, Easton. Stephanie and Henry saved their first look for when she walked down the aisle to a surprise song she had chosen, that’s when all the feels started! After a heartfelt outdoor ceremony, these two took advantage of the lovely weather with bridal party pictures on the gorgeous grounds. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the deck and courtyard and we were able to open the garage doors to the main reception room.

The tables were adorned with romantic lace accents, string lighting in gold lanterns and lush greenery sprigs with navy napkins. Centered on the napkins were monogrammed cork coaster favors for each guest. Champagne toasts opened up the reception that led to a wonderful dinner from Grady’s Catering. Guests were treated to beyond amazing cupcakes made by a family friend of the couple. Flavors included very berry, lemon zest, German chocolate and peanut butter cup- they were a hit! Mid-Michigan Entertainment made sure that the dance floor was grooving all night long and provided a photo booth that was perfect for dancing breaks. Guests were also surprised with a popcorn snack bar and pizza as a late night snack! This party did not stop until the lights came on!

Stephanie and Henry, we wish you so much happiness! Congratulations!

Photography by Bullinger Photography.

Such a beautiful invitation for their spring wedding look.

Such a beautiful invitation for their spring wedding look.

The beautiful bride, Stephanie!

The beautiful bride, Stephanie!

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Henry helping their son, Easton, get ready for the big day.

Henry helping their son, Easton, get ready for the big day.

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Stephanie and her attendants!

Stephanie and her attendants!

No peeking allowed!

No peeking allowed!

Easton seeing his beautiful mom for the first time that day!

Easton seeing his beautiful mom for the first time that day!

So in love with everything about this photo.

So in love with everything about this photo.

Pallet signs welcomed guests and guided them through the wedding day.

Pallet signs welcomed guests and guided them through the wedding day.

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Stephanie surprised Henry with a meaningful song when she walked down the aisle.

Stephanie surprised Henry with a meaningful song when she walked down the aisle.

Such a gorgeous spring afternoon for their outdoor ceremony!

Such a gorgeous spring afternoon for their outdoor ceremony!

Centerpieces included a collection of lanterns, candles, lace and greenery.

Centerpieces included a collection of lanterns, candles, lace and greenery.

Custom cork coaster favors accented their navy linen napkins at each place setting.

Custom cork coaster favors accented their navy linen napkins at each place setting.

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These cupcakes definitely tasted as good as they looked and were a crowd favorite!

These cupcakes definitely tasted as good as they looked and were a crowd favorite!

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Such a magical photo!

Such a magical photo!

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Congratulations to the happy couple and their family!

Congratulations to the happy couple and their family!

Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Coordination: Pineapple Punch Events. Ceremony/reception venue: Black Barn Vineyard and Winery. Photographer/videography: Bullinger Photography. Catering: Grady’s Catering. Entertainment and photo booth: Mid-Michigan Entertainment. Table decor and desserts: Friends of the couple. Hair and makeup: Krysti McMillion and Tara Bates. Glassware: Kutcha’s Event Rentals. Personal flowers and ceremony decor: J.Alexander’s Florist.