It happened, you guys. I got to shoot a Crystal Lake Yacht Club wedding on the shores of Crystal Lake in my summer community of Frankfort, Michigan. It was a year and a half ago now, but give a girl a break. I’ve been raising two little kiddos and moving all over the country, just for fun. But the day is here- I’m finally sharing Elissa + Ethan’s beautiful summer wedding, from August 2022.
The Crystal Lake Yacht Club, fondly called the CLYC, is located on the most beautiful lake in the world. And no, I’m not biased. Crystal Lake really is the most perfect place on this planet. Ask anyone who has been there. I actually grew up watching my sister compete in sailboat races at this very yacht club. And my mom competed there when she was a teenager! The venue is beautiful- it’s a very laid back, casual yacht club, and it has a rustic feel. Weddings at the CLYC are usually held under a tent in the parking lot- but it doesn’t feel like a parking lot with the stunning lake views and gorgeous deck for cocktails and hanging.
Elissa + Ethan surrounded themselves with amazing vendors for their Crystal Lake Yacht Club wedding. Fox & Fern Events pulled everything off without a hitch– and the florals provided by Bittersweet & Co were coral and seaside perfection. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the deck, and danced the night away under lanterns in the tent.
If you are a Crystal Lake Yacht Club bride, feel free to reach out. My cottage is right down the lake, and I would shoot a CLYC wedding every day, if I had my way. Check out some of the pictures from Elissa & Ethan’s wedding, below!
Oh did I mention that the bridal party boated over to the reception?
"Kelsey Combe is truly amazing! From the moment we hired her, she was professional and fun to work with. She has an unbelievable talent for what she does, and after our engagement photos came back, we knew we had 100% made the right choice hiring her as our wedding photographer. She was responsive throughout the entire wedding planning process and was happy to answer any questions (and like most brides, I had a lot). She perfectly captured our day - it was like the photos came to life to tell our wedding day story. All of our friends and family were in awe. We could not have been happier with everything!
"Hiring Kelsey was the BEST decision!"
" From the moment we hired her, she was professional and fun to work with. She has an unbelievable talent for what she does, and after our engagement photos came back, we knew we had 100% made the right choice hiring her as our wedding photographer."
"Kelsey made everything so straightforward, and the day of the wedding, she was a godsend. Despite the 90+ degree heat, she kept everything on schedule to the minute. She took so much of the stress out of the day, keeping us all relaxed. I really can't recommend Kelsey enough!"
"The absolute best!"
Kelsey was more than just our wedding photographer! She helped keep everything on schedule, keep our bridal party and family organized for pictures, and even clean my dress multiple times as it got dirty walking on the streets of NYC. As the bride, she made me feel so relaxed and stress free on the day of the wedding, any bride's dream! Also, Kelsey's pictures are AMAZING!! We were so happy when we got them back, she truly captured every single detail of our wedding day so it felt like we were reliving the day.
"We couldn't have been happier!!"
Kelsey made me feel so relaxed and stress free on my wedding day, any bride's dream! Also, Kelsey's pictures are AMAZING!! We were so happy when we got them back, she truly captured every single detail of our wedding day so it felt like we were reliving the day.