Julie and Josh's wedding took place on the beautiful Drummond Island, at the Drummond Island Resort, always a favorite of ours to photograph at!!  Located just a short ways from Traverse City, this island is such an adventure, from the ferry ride over, to the wild nature of the land, and a hundred other things that make having a wedding here so special.  Drummond Island has a very special meaning to Julie and Josh and their wedding was an absolute dream.  The flowers (oh goodness, the brides bouquet alone was a showstopper!), the chuppa, the location, the food...it was all amazing and made for an incredible day.  Absolutely a favorite of ours from this season!!  Here are some images from this couple's story...
 

 Drummond Island Wedding, Bayside Restaurant, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bayside Restaurant, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

We started out photographing the couple's first look!  A first look is a GREAT way to shake off some of those nerves...and provides for a few quiet moments to yourselves before everything gets hectic and the day passes in a blur.  I love first looks for many reasons and this is one of them!

 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom first look, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Walking to the Ketubah signing, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

Julie and Josh's pre-ceremony included the signing of the ketubah.  Their ketubah was so beautiful!!

 Drummond Island Wedding, ketubah signing, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, ketubah ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

The chuppah used for the ceremony was just perfection with the flowers and greenery.  

 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with amazing appetizers.  Including frog legs! 

 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

...and this cake.  SO gorgeous!!  Like everything for this wedding was!  

 Drummond Island Wedding, wedding cake, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, reception tables, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Reception Tables, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

During cocktail hour, we had a few moments to sneak the bride and groom off for a few portraits. 

 Drummond Island Wedding, Jewish Ceremony, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

I'm a total fan of an oversized wedding bouquet and this one was a stunner.  Absolutely perfect!!  

 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride bouquet, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

After dinner we were able to go down by the boathouse at the resort for a few more portraits.  

 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, Bride and Groom, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

The evening then continued with lots of dancing!!  

 Drummond Island Wedding, reception dancing, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio
 Drummond Island Wedding, reception dancing, Traverse City Wedding Photographer Rockhill Studio

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