I haven’t known Leea and Chad for a long time, but in the short time that I have, I’ve found that they’re awesome people, and an amazing couple. They met online (yes- it can happen, mom!) and to say they hit it off is an understatement! They both love the outdoors and outdoor sports like kayaking, hiking, skiing and boating, to name a few. Their zest for life is contagious! They live in Colorado, and decided on a Michigan destination wedding at her parents house on Big Pine Island Lake, in Belding MI (near Grand Rapids). The wedding was intimate, somewhat casual, and on a picture perfect summer day with the sun and big fluffy clouds overhead, and the lake as the backdrop. Bouquets and the groom’s boutonniere were made by hand with vibrant flowers picked from the yard. The ceremony was beautiful. There was laughter, there were tears of happiness. Everyone celebrated afterwards with music, food and drinks, and the couple made it official with a trip around the lake in the pontoon. It was a gorgeous day, and a beautiful summer wedding on a lake in Michigan. Congrats Leea & Chad! And thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day!