It has been a legitimate dream of ours to head up north, to catch a ferry across the lake, and film a wedding on the gorgeous Mackinac Island for years now. And guys, that dream came true - with one of the sweetest, most humble couples you could ever meet for that matter!

Yes, it was wet and raining most of the weekend but it was no less a fairytale wedding, and no we aren't just saying that. Patrice+Joseph's day felt like a real life storybook, Prince-marries-his-Princess wedding! With their family and closest friends gathered around them for this private and unquestionably intimate wedding, complete with horse-drawn carriage and all, it felt like we were sharing in the wedding day of the royal family. 

Really though, we basically were. These two are so rich in love and grace that they exemplify the best of humanity. Patrice and Joseph could not be any more kind and we are so eternally thankful that they allowed us to travel up for the weekend and share in their story. Here's to compassion, sweet, sweet couples, and an Island full of horses!

Photography: McCoy Made

Photography (featured in this blog) and Cinematography: ShadowShine Pictures

Florist: Margaret's Garden at Grand Hotel

Wedding Cake and Dinner: Grand Hotel

Wedding Dress: Private Designer

Tuxedos: Ralph Lauren Purple Label

Venues: Little Stone ChurchGrand Hotel, & The Greater Mackinac Island area