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Samantha ♥ Scott 12.31.13

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When originally deciding on a wedding date, Samantha and Scott never intended for a winter wedding. However, after being given an amazing opportunity to serve in an orphanage and school in Malawi beginning in Spring 2014, the couple moved their wedding date from May 31, 2014 to December 31, 2013. This date change did not dissuade from any other wedding plans though, rather it increased the overall image the two shared for their special day.


The couple were married amid the beautiful stained glass windows of the same church that the bride’s parents were married. The church’s Christmas decorations added a festive touch for the perfect setting. Samantha wore  a beaded lace gown with a chapel train and veil headpiece. Scott looked dapper in a black tux paired with white shirt, tie, and vest. The couple’s love for one another and for God was apparent as friends of the couple played key roles during the service’s worship through singing and special speeches.


The Shadowland reception was decorated with numerous candles and snowflake accents for an airy and simply elegant feel. To accentuate the bond of the newlyweds and joining of two families, Samantha and Scott chose to not have a seating chart and guests mingled throughout the night. New Years favors — hats, horns, and streamers — were set out to end the night’s celebration. As a special thank you to their guests, mint and gold candies were set up as favors in the form of a Candy Bar.

Thank you for sharing your special day with all of us here at Shadowland!


Makeup: Barb Ackerman
Floral: Martin’s in Stevensville
Ceremony: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bridgman
Reception: Shadowland Ballroom
Photographer: Nicole Smith
Videographer: Stefan Bekker
Cake: C’est La Vie Cakes, South Bend, IN
DJ: Bob Kramer

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