Kelley & Nora’s fall Michigan wedding was a beautiful example of what a wedding that celebrates community looks like. Not only was it a gathering of their community of friends and family, but it was deeply connected to local businesses and organizations that make Kalamazoo such a special place to live.
Their wedding started off somewhat untraditionally, with invitations leading guests on a scavenger hunt that visited many of Kalamazoo’s favorite local spots. The first clue led guests to Bell’s Brewery, then Water Street Coffee Joint, on to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and the final clue at Gazelle Sports directed participants to the ceremony site, the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Nora shared that right before the ceremony, as guests arrived, it rained for just a minute and, in retrospect, it was a beautiful moment. For the ceremony, their closest mutual friend was the officiant, giving the day even more meaning.