A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in West Olive, Michigan
Anne Zuelke and Shane Dykhuis wed in a lakeside camp-inspired ceremony in West Olive, MIchigan.
Anne and Shane
Back in 2003, when college student Anne Zuelke started working at an athletics store in Kalamazoo, Michigan, her coworkers would always chat about the owners' son, Shane Dykhuis, who was away camping and exploring the Pacific Northwest. "He was a bit infamous around the store because he was such a cool guy," she says. Over the next few years, they hung out once or twice with other employees, but when Shane moved back to Michigan during Anne's senior year, the two found themselves both single. On their first date in 2005, the sporty pair, who now live in San Francisco, took a canoe ride. A few months later, they started training for a marathon together. In 2010, on a trip to Yosemite National Park, Shane proposed. The pair married on August 25, 2012, in West Olive, Michigan, at a summer camp near Anne's childhood home.
Two giant dahlias formed the bride's bouquet.
The Flower Girls and Ring Bearers
Camp-inspired signs pointed guests towards the events of the day.
Anne, who was escorted down the aisle by her parents, wore a gown by Reem Acra.
The bride's mom's veil, tied around found driftwood, became the vow marker at the couple's lakeside ceremony.
The couple's silhouette was emblazoned on fans that kept guests cool and outlined the ceremony's details.
Immediately after, everyone gathered in the mess hall for duck tamales and grilled halibut served with limeade and iced tea. The beachy scene shaped the affair's simple, laid-back details, including kraft-paper stationery and single-flower arrangements. White dahlias and candles lit up tables.
The Escort Cards
Mini envelopes held table assignments.
Anne swayed with her dad to Iron and Wine's "Love and Some Verses" on the camp's back patio.
Location: Camp Blodgett
Event planning: Brooke Menconi Events
Catering: Christine Ferris Catering
Flowers: Hamilton Dahlia Farm
Photography: Harrison Studio
Videography: Daydreamer Cinema
Stationery: Smitten Studio
Rentals: The Rental Co.
Bride's gown: Reem Acra
Hair and makeup: Hanna Wagner Design
Bridesmaid dresses: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Flower girl dresses: Anastacia y Gus
Groom's suit: Proper Suit
Groom's tie and clip: J.Crew
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