If I could describe Lily and Rayan in a word, it would definitely be unconventional. As we got to know them in the months leading up to their wedding, it seemed like everything about them from how they met to what they’d planned for their wedding, added a new wonderfully interesting layer to their story.
For example, Lily spent a year hitchhiking across the country, she met Rayan in a Native American tracking class, and the two of them spend most of their time developing a fully sustainable community out in the desert of San Francisco! How cool is that? As we learned all these things about them, it came as no surprise that they wanted a unique wedding day.
Lily had spent summers at Mackinac Island during her childhood, and thought the Grand Hotel would be a perfect spot for a summer wedding. However, this wasn’t going to be just any Grand Hotel wedding, they decided to make it a steampunk themed event and to invite all of their guests (and vendors!) to participate also! As you can see from their trailer, many of the guests obliged this request and it turned out truly spectacular! All the little details came together to create a wedding day which expressed their unique personalities, and we just love that
Photography / Adam Czap Photography / czapstudios.com
Venue / The Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island MI
Florals / PETIT FLEUR | EVENTS / Corrina Kulhanek / petitfleurevents.com
Planning / Dream Wedding Planners / Kathy Byrum / dreamweddingplanners.com