John and Annie have a story that simply cannot NOT be told.
They met during the summer on Lake Michigamme, in Northern Michigan when they were 13 and 15 years old.
John and his brother heard girl screams from across the lake that they were going skinny-dipping…
That’s how their story beings.
I told you it was a good one.
At the end of each summer they would grudgingly return to their individual lives
in lower Michigan for the next 9 months.
A summer romance, every girl’s dream. (hahaha)
Eventually John proposed on the shores of the lake
and exchanged Forever and Ever Amen, on the same soil.
(their first dance song was Forever and Ever Amen by Randy Travis…
As if my heart wasn’t a sloppy mess already! That song is so special to me as well)
Both dads- playing in tree forts haha
BHLDN- YES PLEASE. ALWAYS
This was Annie’s robe as a child.. it was about to be thrown away,
when her mom rescued it and made it the perfect cozy rain jacket hahaha
My brother Dylan was going out of his mind shooting the boys activities!
THE RAIN!!!! SO ROMANTIC
Ohhhh the mosquitoes can be pesky!!!
Fly Fishing on his wedding day was probably his real dream come true : )
How adorable is his fishing hat!!
Each member of Annie’s family has the same tattoo of the outline of Lake Michigamme:
Their ties were of Fish!
Grady makes the most perfect wedding day “prop” haha : )
We forgot sand for the ceremony- go grab some!!!!!
Annie’s dad was the perfect captain all day long!
John’s brother sang the most beaaaaaautiful song!!
It took a little bit to finish the song with all the laughing and crying and cry-laughing, but it was amazing.
She seriously didn’t plan on looking like Mrs Santa Clause,
but her mom had some classy robes to serve as cozy blankets for the boat ride to the reception
In the Upper Peninsula, you ALWAYS have to be prepared with layers:
The sun peeking out over the reception tent: