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WEDDING BLOG

Fairy Tale Cabin Wedding in Northern Michigan

June 18, 2016 | gabby

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This fairy tale cabin wedding is so enchanting, even the Grimm Brothers would have to agree! Guests were transported into Tana and Cody’s real-life fantasy when they arrived at Tana’s family’s cabin in the woods of Northern Michigan for the couple’s special day. Every corner of Tana and Cody’s wedding was decked out in stunning DIY details like floral terrarium centerpieces, a cascading wall of books, and vintage-styled vignettes. We love how Chelsea Seekell Photography captured the whole day through a fairy tale lens with totally dreamy lighting, tons of romance, and even a happily ever after!

The Couple:

Tana and Cody

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Michigan

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The most important part of planning our wedding was creating a celebration of love that really embraced who we are as a couple. We wanted our special day to be intimate, fun, and straight out of a fairytale!

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We knew we wanted a fairytale wedding in the woods so we decided to have it at my family’s cabin in the woods in northern Michigan. Unfortunately, the cabin burned down right after we had decided to get married there. Everything was destroyed and we were heartbroken. Luckily, our amazing friends and family joined us and we spent the next year rebuilding everything from scratch. It took serious hard work and dedication but it turned out better than we could have ever imagined.

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There were so many wonderful moments throughout our day but both of us agree that our first look was our favorite. Seeing each other for the first time privately in the middle of the woods before our ceremony, we were so excited and as soon as we saw each other we couldn’t help but cry tears of happiness, it was perfect.

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For our ceremony, my grandpa got ordained and married us. It was so much more special having a family member marry us rather than someone we hardly knew. Also, our dogs were our flower girls.

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Basically everything was DIY or vintage. We made table runners out of book pages and centerpieces with flowers and succulents. We also made a backdrop for photos out of old books, which was one of my favorite DIY projects.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Chelsea Seekell Photography
Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Carriage House Designs
Officiant – Tom McGovern
Videography – David Seekell
Makeup Artist – Andrea O’Donnell
Hair Styling – Helene McGovern
Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal
Rings – Enter The Flame Studio

 

Congratulations to Tana and Cody on your happily ever after, and a huge thanks to Chelsea Seekell Photography for these amazing photos! Need more wedding enchantment in your life? Take a look at this Vibrant Forest Wedding Inspiration in the Palomar Mountains!

xoxoGabby

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5 Comments

  1. Uhh I LOVE this wedding!! :)

  2. I love the organic feel of this woodsy wedding. Great composition in the shots. Totally dreamy feel. Love it all over :)

  3. Amazing pictures especially the last ones!

  4. Has anyone else asked if this private residence could be rented out?! I am in love!

  5. These are wonderful Chelsea!

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