Stacie and Jason were married on a beautiful June evening in the Castle’s Queen’s Courtyard, with reception in the Queen’s Tavern. The couple, who make their home in central Michigan, are both Michiganders with a passion for their beautiful state. “Holding our wedding at Castle Farms was the perfect excuse to travel north and enjoy a vacation in picturesque Charlevoix,” says Stacie.
What made their wedding so unique and lovely were the little details they planned into their big day. The details started with their wedding invitation, which had a beautiful watercolor landscape that evoked a sense of fairy-tales just from first glance. Then, before the wedding even began, they planned the most unique First Look we’ve ever seen, using the Charlevoix drawbridge as their backdrop. As the bridge went up, Jason stationed himself on one side, while Stacie prepared herself on the other. As the bridge came down to settle into its resting position, Stacie and Jason saw each other for the first time on their wedding day.
Guests arriving at the Castle for the fairy tale evening were met with beautiful décor and details. “While choosing our colors and a theme for the wedding, we remained in tune with the Castle’s majestic and grand details. We made sure to keep our decor simple in an effort to keep the Castle at the center of it all,” says Stacie. “Castle Farms is certainly fit for a King and Queen, so our colors of dark navy, silver, black, and white, were an elegant touch and did not take away from the classiness of the venue.”
During the ceremony, Jason shared an intimate moment with guests by playing piano and singing to his new bride. Following the song, Stacie and Jason’s daughter was wheeled up front in a carriage wagon built by Jason to take part in a family unity ceremony. During this ceremony, Grandpa Jack played the ukulele and sang Somewhere over the Rainbow for his granddaughter. It was truly magical!
Simple touches were added throughout the wedding to highlight the fairytale theme, including the “Once Upon A Time” wedding invitations and the flower girl’s custom Cinderella carriage. Guests then moved into cocktail hour and a reception catered by BJ’s Restaurant, Rentals and Catering. Stacie and Jason carried the Cinderella theme into their reception. “How can you have a wedding at a Castle and not feel like a fairy tale bride?” asks Stacie. They worked with Cre8tive Cupcake of Charlevoix to create a whimsical cake when the words “And they lived happily ever after” written in icing.
“We are so blessed to have the wedding of our dreams come true,” says Stacie. “With the help of Sarah Hagen and the Castle Farms team members, the entire process was easy and enjoyable. We were able to simply put all worry aside and have a great time. Parents, siblings, wedding party, and guests all agree – it was truly a fairy tale wedding.”
Congratulations to this true life Cinderella and her prince!