Fresh blooms and cheery shades of pink, green and blue complemented the setting's natural beauty. After a ceremony on the beach, guests headed to the reception on the grounds of the bride's parents' summer home.

Cristin and Patrick in Manistee, MI

A seaside ceremony is followed by a feast in the forest

Fresh blooms and cheery shades of pink, green and blue complemented the setting's natural beauty. After a ceremony on the beach, guests headed to the reception on the grounds of the bride's parents' summer home.

The 20-minute ceremony took place on the bride's parents' private beach, located right in the heart of Manistee National Forest. "We wanted to bring our family and friends away from hectic city life to a more quiet, peaceful setting," says Cristin.