Steven and Amanda | The Botanic Garden At Historic Barns Park | Cathedral Barn

Images by Dan and Melissa


“Steven and I first met online on a dating website called “OK Cupid”. I always ask Steven: ‘how did I find you?!’ and he jokes that he really found me (he was the first to send me a message). We met for the first time at Biggby coffee–talked for hours and totally hit it off (Steven even invited me to see a movie afterwards because he didn’t want the date to end).The next day, Steven traveled up north to visit his parents and caught a terrible stomach flu. Despite being horribly ill, he and I texted all day, every single day until he came back downstate the following Sunday when we had our first official date: dinner at The Milford House and watching “How I Met Your Mother”! From then on, we have been inseparable.”

Steven and Amanda’s wedding at The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park was magical.  The weather was amazing, everyone was giddy with excitement, their reception at The Cathedral Barns was stunning.  We enjoyed spending time celebrating and witnessing their beautiful day!

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss

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Ceremony: The Botanic Garden At Historic Barns Park

Reception: The Cathedral Barns At Historic Barns Park

Wedding Coordinator: Polly Sonneveldt

Caterer: Grandview Catering

Florist: Marla Courtney Woods

Desserts: Grand Traverse Pie Co.

Invitations: Minted

Officiant: Robin Gordon (Bride’s Aunt)

Linens: Special Occasions

Draping in the Barn: Sweet Seats Chair Covers, LLC.

Chairs/Tables: Monastery MacDonald Special Events

DJ: Mr. Music DJ & Events Services

Hair & Makeup: Pavlova Salon

Wedding Dress: Bella Bridal Gallery | Designer: Essence of Australia

Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew

Men’s Suits: Tommy Hilfiger @ Macy’s

Valet: Parking Solutions Valet Services

Photographers: Dan and Melissa

Photography Assistants: Adam and Jack