Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Going to the Chapel...

Tuesday we made the trip up north to help my future SIL with wedding details.
They are getting married in a small town, one that I have mentioned my love of a few times in my blog, Glen Lake.

The day was beautiful, sunny and about 63 degrees. It is about a 3 hour trip each way and riding in a car all day makes for sore buns!!
But so worth it. :)

We met with her caterer and visited the reception hall and the small chapel that they will be married in.

This chapel is a part of historic Glen Arbor, Michigan and sits in a historic part called Old Settlers Park.

Isn't is beautiful!!
And it overlooks Glen Lake..

We couldn't get inside the chapel but it was so beautiful, so simple and so perfect for them.

I adore the steeple bell.


This is what it looks like in the summer with all the beautiful hydrangeas, ferns, and annuals planted around.
Can you imagine walking up the pathway in your beautiful wedding gown?
The wedding is not very big, about 40 people or so, I am really excited and couldn't be happier for them.

I mentioned that we saw the reception hall and I will share that at a later time, you will love it!


I wanted to show you something else as well.
I love Lake Michigan and I love it even more the farther north you get.
Why you ask?
Let me show you....

the colors of the lake are so vivid and blue and the water is so clear!!

It really reminds me of the ocean at times.

The brown spots you see in the water are posts from an old dock that used to be there. This area has so much history.
The island that you see in the distance is the North Manitou Island.
If you are interested in learning more about it you can read here.


Oh and we did manage to find ourselves at a local winery up there and I managed to bring me a bottle or two home. :)


I will not be around much until Monday, we are finishing up sports for the kids this weekend as well as work and a wedding to go to so I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and I will see you next week and hopefully I can catch up with everyone!

Hugs!!

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55 comments:

beachcomber said...

gorgeous chapel..i love all the trees surrounding & the colours of the lake. what a beautiful area!
cheryl x

Jessie said...

LOVE Glen Lake! But...Have you ever been to Petoskey or Harbor Springs?...It's gorgeous also!! Beautiful crystal blue-green waters...sandy beaches...I think we are spoiled living near Lake Michigan for sure!:)

I am glad you got a mini vacay! You deserve it:) Have a fun week!

Jessie

Beach House Living said...

The chapel is darling and Lake Michigan really does look like the ocean.

Shellbelle said...

Oh, that chapel is lovely! What a perfect setting for a wedding.

Before I even read what you wrote under that second pic of the lake, I thought how much it looked like the ocean and I'm pretty much an expert on that, lol. I've never seen a lake look like that, but if someone told me what day that I HAD to move away from the shore, you can bet I'd be checking this place out.

And there's a winery? Oh yeah, that could work just fine.

Tanya said...

BEAUTIFUL! What a gorgeous place to get married :)

ANNE said...

Beautiful! (the chapel and the lakes.) It really does look like the ocean.

D and G Stories said...

Oh how I love weddings! And what a beautiful spot for a wedding! It looks darling. And I've never been to any of the great lakes but all your posts make me want to go! Enjoy your weekend!!!

NanaDiana said...

You share my love of Lake Michigan-even thought I am across the water from you- it alwasy reminds me of the ocean!

That chapel is beautiful! I can't wait to see wedding pictures! Hugs- Diana

Seaside Style said...

So sweet and Quaint. Lake Michigan does resemble an ocean, it looks really pretty.My whole family is from Indiana, and my dad was born in Michigan. I am a midwesterner too. Just sayin. :) Have a blast with the kiddos sweetie pie!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh I love this cute chapel...all the plants are soooo my style! At this point with all of Haley's wedding plans...40 guests sound sooooo nice...I just ordered 225 invites...so about 350 guests. I so agree the lake looks like the ocean...very pretty:)

Blessings,
Linda

A Rosy Note said...

Oh my goodness, look at that cute little chapel! The setting is so picturesque with the water and the plants. What a beautiful place for a wedding.

hugs ♥ tricia

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow! what a beautiful site!

Two Shades of Pink said...

That chapel is absolutely enchanting! That is a dream wedding for sure. Thanks you so much for sharing such beautiful photos with us! :)

At The Picket Fence said...

What an absolutely gorgeous place to get married! Sweet and simple and just lovely. I have such fun memories of visiting and playing in Lake Michigan when I was younger and seeing those pics brought them all back. Thanks for sharing your fun with us and I sure wish I could come help you with one of those bottles of wine! :-)
Vanessa

Brandi said...

...and we're gonna get married!!! I love weddings! Such a beautiful place to exchange vows. The ocean (cough, cough) I mean lake, looks amazing too! Have a wonderful time!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How beautiful Michelle
I would say the perfect place to get married.. simple but charming.. and love your lake shots.. I would never have thought of the lake as having a sandy beach like that.. nor such gorgeous crystal blue waters.. that is the same colour as Pang Nga Bay in Thailand.. gorgeous!!

Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

Low Tide High Style said...

Ok, no fair posting these beautiful pictures when you know I'm supposed to be working! What a gorgeous spot to get married...lucky them! I will have to ask my MIL but I could swear that her family had a cabin on Glen Lake growing up?

Kat :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I had no idea that is what the water looks like on Lake Michigan. It does look like the beaches here! The chapel is adorable and what a beautiful spot to be married!

Deborah said...

That little chapel is just adorable Michelle!
Oh what a beautiful little spot to have their wedding.
I can just imagine how lovely she'll be walking up to the door and how gorgeous for their wedding pitures coming out onto this walkway!
Its so exciting hunny and how meaningful to you with all of your sweet memories of Glen Lake.
The pictures of the beach are such a beautiful blue...no wonder you love it there!
Im so happy for your family,
and cant wait to see all the photos you capture of their wedding day!!!
Love you sweetie! xo

Deborah xoxoxoox

High Street Cottage said...

What a beautiful spot for a wedding! It's been too long since I've been to one. Some friends of ours are getting married soon, and I can't wait, I love the food, the dances, the table scapes, and the romance.

janet said...

The chapel is so quaint and what a great place to get married..They will have beautiful photos of their wedding day..
Janet

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a beautiful place for a wedding! Makes you wish you could get married all over again doesn't it? (too the same person :)

Splenderosa said...

Oh, so beautiful. I love that water! xx's

Red Gate Farm said...

What a beautiful chapel! It will be such a wonderful place for a wedding...

I cannot get over how blue Lake Michigan is! Although I live just 5 or 6 miles from the Puget Sound I can't say that our water EVER looks like this! Just gorgeous!

And I too was amazed when I went to Toronto to visit my daughter, Lake Ontario was amazing! The Great Lakes are really something to see.

~Chris

Tonya said...

That little chapel is just darling!! What an amazing place to get married!! I can't believe how blue the water is in Lake Michigan!! Wow!! Beautiful!

blessedmom's simple home said...

It does look like the ocean! What a beautiful chapel to be married in. I think it's warmer there than it is here :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

Looks like the perfect place for a wedding ~ the chapel is so quaint and the crystal blue waters of the lake are divine.

So sorry I haven't come around sooner, been a really crazy week. Will catch up with you next week for sure.

xoxo
Marie

Sandra said...

What a Gorgeous setting for a wedding! I absolutely love the little chapel, it's sooooo pretty! The Lake is amazing, I look forward to seeing the pictures of your brother's wedding, when is it? I'm sure it will be fantastic.
Sounds like you enjoyed your day trip!
xx
Sandra

Desire Empire said...

Looks like a gorgeous location for the big day. Your new SIL is so lucky to marrying into your family. I'd love a sister like you. Have a great weeekend
Best Carolyn

the fishermans cottage said...

What a lovely little chapel, reminds me of Little House on the Prairie (loved that series when I was young)..and that ocean.. so beautiful and beautiful photographs x

tinajo said...

Such gorgeous and beautiful surroundings! I´m never invited to weddings anymore, everyone has already gotten married. I miss that, weddings are nice! :-)

Have a great day! :-)

Comeca Jones said...

Its cutest church Michelle! And you are right the perfect spot for new love and life to start.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DEAREST!!!! YOUR LAKE LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE THE OCEAN!! I cannot believe how blue this lake is!!! I love it...no wonder you just enjoy your part of the country so much! OUr lakes are stunning and it depends on the day, but sometimes they have a glassy still look but my favorite days are when the wind is kicking up; the water turns DARK BLUE and the white caps make it look like BEVERLY COVE, where I once lived in Massachusetts. The beach was right across the street from our apartment!

HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!! Anita

Kelle Dame said...

Beautious!!! I can so see the cutest wedding ever at that chapel!! This setting will make for some beautiful timeless pics! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you're having a great week! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! So glad we're friends!
Kelle
xx

becky said...

Such an adorable chapel...you all will have such a wonderful day!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

It looks like a chapel out of a fairy tale. What a wonderful place to get married. I like small weddings. So sweet! This is the type of church that I'd love to renew my vows in. Glad you were able to spend the day together and bring back a little souvenier :)
xoxo ~M

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What a fabulous and romantic place!!! Have the best time!
XO
Kristin

Passionate for White said...

I would swear it was the ocean if you hadn't said otherwise. Are you sure?! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

We have some gorgeous lakes here in the Twin Cities, but by far dearest, this lake of yours has to be the most beautiful blue lake I have ever seen this side of the Atlantic!!!!!! Thank you for visiting and we too have dreary weather and the weekend is supposed to be RAINY! There goes my weeding! BUT WE HAVE TO, WE JUST HAVE TO have good weather coming down the pike, RIGHT? Hang in there dearest....we are due big TIME!!! BISES, Anita

Love of the Sea said...

What a special place to get married. The chapel looks like it is out of a story book! So pretty.

Jenni said...

Hi Michelle! That is such a beautiful church they are to be married in! I love it! And how wonderful that it overlooks the lake as well. :)

I enjoyed looking at your Lk Michigan photos, too! It reminds me of the ocean, too! :)

You have a busy weekend ahead! I hope it is a wonderful one for you!

Hugs,
Jenni

Rene said...

What at treat! I love Lake Michigan and had the opportunity to attend a wedding there once. We all stayed in the cottages by the lake and the wedding was in the middle of a vineyard. Very pretty. Enjoy!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Oh how i adore those water colors! What a fantastic location toget married. ENjoy!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Michelle, Be still my beating heart!! Love Old Settlers and the gorgeous chapel!! I love the dock down the hill from the park, too. Thank you for the awesome eye candy..it may get me thru till I can get there later this summer.(an 8 hour drive for us :( !!) Cannot wait for your wedding pics of this event!!!!

a beach house in Montana said...

WOW HOW MUCH FUN IT WOULD BE TO GET MARRIED IN THE CUTEST CHAPEL AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO MICHIGAN BUT MY FRIEND IS FROMM THERE AND YOU ARE SO VERY RIGHT IT DOES LOOK LIKE THE OCEAN FOR SURE WONT YOU BECOME A FOLLOWER OF MINE HAVE A GREAT AND FUN WEEKEND XOXO SHERRI

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Can I be your plus-1 for this wedding :) Looks like a gorgeous location. And is that really a lake? Looks like an ocean. So pretty and dreamy!

Pink Satin Sashes said...

I had no clue that lake was so beautiful! It does look like the ocean, and way more beautiful and vibrant than my ocean over here.

It looks to me like a glacier lake. Beautiful.

Amy@HomeRemediesRX said...

What an amazing place to get married! Have a wonderful, memory filled weekend!

Valerie Jean said...

The chapel is adorable, what a perfect spot for a wedding. The view is amazing! We go up north quite a bit in the summer and watch the sunsets on Lake Michigan. I agree, it does remind a person of the ocean. Keep us posted on the wedding, would love to hear how it progresses.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

What a beautiful place to get married! I would love to attend a wedding there. Perhaps do the hat thing if it was a day wedding.

Rayanne said...

Oh I'm in-love with that Chapel! And the water...it's beautiful! I so much enjoyed this dreamy post. Love you blog dear friend....love it.

Rose West said...

The chapel is really beautiful, and so is Lake Michigan!

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

wow!!! this was just stunning!!! i love old chapels and all the flowers surrounding it just made it pop! and the colors of Lake Michigan are just gorgeous!!!

Pamela said...

MIchelle I have never seen a lake that was sooo beautiful! Its like looking at the Gulf!! Can't wait to see your sons new shark room! I know you will just do wonders and he will love it!

KT said...

My boyfriend and I just saw the inside of the chapel when we were in Michigan. I've been to Glen Lake every summer and I've always loved that church.

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