Ashley & Nick met in Ann Arbor and live in a true house divided – Michigan State (Ashley) and Michigan (Nick). But, there is nothing divided about their love for each other, their sweet lab mix Duke (after John Wayne) and their time spent up north.
A destination wedding in the Traverse City area was the perfect choice for them because northern Michigan holds such a special place in their hearts. They both have fond memories growing up and being up north in the summer. Nick grew up sailing and did the race to Mackinac a number of times. Ashley wouldn’t pass up a chance to be in a horse show by the bay. They’ve continued their summer traditions up north as a couple – driving the coast, stopping at the light houses, and their favorite – sunset at Sleeping Bear Dunes. They are looking forward to starting their story together in such a beautiful place.
They obviously love summer time in northern Michigan, but the trip up here for their engagement session was a little different – Nick even taught Ashley to snowboard at Nubs Nob while in town!
Despite the cold, it was a beautiful day and we had a blast playing in the snow. Thanks for being such troopers on such a cold winter’s day – can’t wait for your “warm” summer wedding!