Monday, August 19, 2013

Ellie & Chad Zagel Wedding, Frey Family Farm, Charlevoix MI

Our trip to Northern Michigan was capped off with the beautiful wedding of our friends, Chad and Ellie (Frey) Zagel at her family's scenic Charlevoix farm.  Having never visited California wine country, I can only imagine this setting rivals those out west.  The beautiful green rolling hills, lush vegetation, and miles of privacy, it was the perfect backdrop for an intimate and romantic wedding....Think charming-farmhouse-chic vibe!

Beautiful Frey Family Farm, setting of wedding and reception...
We met several friends (husband Bob's U of Michigan crew) before the wedding at Charlevoix Edgewater Inn for a cocktail...

Galvanized tub adorned with hydrangeas held water bottles for pre-wedding the the rustic charm!

This was one of my favorite pics from the cute is this couple?

Happy and beautiful bride, Ellie Frey greets her husband-to-be, Chad Zagel...

Father of the bride!

How adorable are these greenery-arrangements in mason jars, lining the wedding aisle...

Chalk board listing the schedule of events...So festive and cute!

These little wooden magnets served as place cards for the guests...

Coolest bride ever wearing her cowboy boots!

Rumor has it that the groom helped the day before with these decorations and preparations...good work Chad! Very impressive, indeed!
The barn was converted into an amazing space for the reception...with burlap curtains with big white bows, crystal chandeliers, white paper lanterns and lights, and beautiful wooden beams, it was so authentic, personal, and charming!

Horse stables were converted into bar area for serving drinks during the reception...hopefully Smokey, Rosie, Now or Never Carey, and Fleetwood found some fun elsewhere for the evening!

Guests got a kick out of the 'Gag-gift' party favors at the tables, perfectly reflecting the free-spirited, fun-loving nature of the couple's personalities...

How sweet is this couple!? Chad & Ellie....and look at Ellie's beautiful wedding gown and its gorgeous ruffle detail?
Delicious family-style dinner of roast beef with horseradish cream, lamb, eggplant, root vegetables, potatoes, and corn on the cob...

Ellie changed into this beautiful T-length lace dress with a vintage-vibe...She looked amazing!

How fun!? A 'party booth' where guests could dress in funny hats for photos!

Just when you think the night could not get any better...
they top it off with fireworks!

Chad & Ellie doing the traditional Jewish Hora fun and festive!

Congratulations to newlyweds, Ellie and Chad Zagel! What a beautiful ceremony and reception.  Thank you for such a fun evening!

'Borrowed' this pic from Chad's friend, Andrew via FB....b/c it is amazing!

'Borrowed' this pic from Chad's friend, Andrew via FB....b/c it is amazing!

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