REAL BRIDES: Devon’s Intimate, Rustic Wedding

Devon and Jarrit tie the knot near Port Huron, MI

When: June 6, 2014

Where: Ceremony and Celebration – San Angelo Lodge at Solitude Links Golf Club (Kimball, MI).  Backyard Wedding Reception- Marine City, MI (Hosted by Mr. & Mrs. White).

Number of Guests: Ceremony- 20, Reception- 100

Devon and Jarrit wanted an intimate wedding ceremony with close friends and family near Lake Huron. The couple opted to throw a small gathering on site, then head to Sandals Resort in Grenada for their honeymoon.  After the honeymoon, a larger reception was held backyard-style in Marine City, MI for 60 guests.

San Angelo Lodge at Solitude Links Gold Club, Port Huron, MI
San Angelo Lodge at Solitude Links Gold Club, Port Huron, MI
Devon's bridesmaids wrote well-wishes on the bottoms of her shoes
Devon’s bridesmaids wrote well-wishes on the bottoms of her shoes
Just married!!
Just married!!
Jarrit's Groomsmen wore linens and bowties
Jarrit’s Groomsmen wore linens and bowties
The White's after-honeymoon backyard reception was held in Marine City, MI
The White’s after-honeymoon backyard reception was held in Marine City, MI

Photographer: Meika Kreager

Officiant: Wishing Well Weddings, Reverend Tab Martin.

Cake: Tracy’s Sweet Treats

Colors: Champagne offset with earth tones

Bride’s dress: Champagne and white lace, backless.

Bridesmaids dresses: Champagne and beige, short dresses of their choice.

Brides’ Shoes: Champagne, low-heeled

Groomsmen: Beige linen pants, white shirts, with vintage earth tone bow ties

Flowers: Sunflowers, white daisies, and greens.

Devon and Jarrit are from Harrison Township, MI and met when they both lived in the same condo complex in Clinton Township, MI. Jarrit is a pilot in the Air Force, and Devon works in logistics for the Federal Government Department of Defense.  Devon’s Most Memorable Moments were being walked down the aisle by her father and brother at the wedding ceremony, and marrying the love of her life.

“When you plan a wedding, always do what you want.  Don’t allow yourself to be pressured by any outside people, including family.” -Devon White

The White wedding party
The White wedding party
Devon and her bridesmaids
Devon and her bridesmaids

 

First Dance Song: Into the Mystic, by Van Morrison

Wedding Song: White Wedding, by Billy Idol

 

 

 

 

What was your favorite part of the experience/ event? “I only had a total of 20 people at my actual wedding so I was able to spend more quality time with each person that was there.”

 

Is there anything that didn’t go as planned? “Yes. One of my bridesmaids put me in contact with a friend of hers who does hair. There was a miscommunication and she was supposed to come to the venue I was getting married to do my hair and my bridesmaids but she didn’t show.”

 

What was the biggest roadblock that you ran into while planning the wedding? “Caving into everyone else’s needs and wants without catering to my own.”

 

How much influence did your family/ fiancé have in the planning process? “My husband was deployed.  My mother is no longer with us, my brother and dad had no input. My husband’s family had all the influence on my decisions in the planning process.”

 

Which part of the process gave you the most stress? “The planning process and making sure it worked logistically for everyone in the family.”

 

Devon and Jarrit White's Intimate, rustic wedding

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