The bride and groom met as camp counselors, and dated long-distance while Heidi worked in Singapore as a missionary. Merritt visited her there in 2007, and proposed during their vacation on a nearby island.

One couple stages a relaxed, "country picnic" celebration on the grounds of the bride's church

The bride and groom met as camp counselors, and dated long-distance while Heidi worked in Singapore as a missionary. Merritt visited her there in 2007, and proposed during their vacation on a nearby island.

The newlyweds shared a kiss after dessert; instead of traditional cake, guests were offered heart-shaped strawberry shortcake made by the groom's mother. Reception tables were decorated with glass jars filled with gerbera daisies and wildflowers; the daisies were purchased from Teboe Florists, and Heidi's five bridesmaids picked the wildflowers that morning.

Bride: Heidi
Groom: Merritt
Location: Traverse City, MI

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