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A Barn Wedding at MillCreek Barns in Watervliet, Michigan

When Katie Milan (28 and a librarian) and Garret Bowman (28 and a lawyer) realized that their wedding would be too big to fit into the barn on Garret's family property, MillCreek Barns in Watervliet, Michigan, caught their attention. The serene and rural venue reminded them of their home in Cleveland, Ohio. Millcreek Barns hosted the entire wedding, from the outdoor ceremony to the barn reception complete with dinner, drinks and dancing. "We loved how everything flowed in the space," Katie says. "Everything took place at this one venue, so it was easy and more laid-back for everyone." 

Jen & Charley \ Photographed by BG Photography Studios

Jen and Charley were married on the hottest day of the summer. I remember sitting outside of Man Camp with an ice pack on my legs and begging for relief from the heat. And it came. The heat faded as soon as Jen and Charley saw each other for the first time. They danced through mist & rain drops and held each other close; and I took some of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken in my wedding career.

They exchanged vows under baby’s breath and swore to love and to cherish. Their happy families and friends watched and toasted and danced and celebrated and put up quite the party. I soaked it all in and smiled the cheesiest grin. This was love. And I was so happy to be a part of their story – even if just for the day.