If you are ever in Traverse City, Michigan, and looking for a beautiful, rustic wedding venue, Bill Sweet’s Cobblestone Farm is definitely worth looking into. The Knot has gifted Mr. Sweet with multiple awards for his stunning attention to detail. This is why Kevin and Abbee decided to use his location to say their vows.
The interior of the barn was decorated to look like an Old West town. Not a saloon, not a chapel, an entire town! He had a saloon style bar, a candy room, an Old Time photo booth, and a waiting room with snacks to hold guests over until the reception. This venue also has a spectacular bonfire pit, which, unfortunately, could not be used very long for this ceremony, since it began to rain early on. There is something about outdoor weddings and receptions that just makes the clouds want to open up and pour.
The rain did not keep the festivities at bay though, and the couple was able to host their wedding outdoors, as planned. Mr. Sweet had plenty of comfortable accommodations that were very waterproof., and the photographers, Marlaina and her assistant Isaac, were not scared off their duties by a few rogue clouds. The bride and groom exchanged vows surrounded by gorgeous trees and wood fencing. The reception also took place outdoors in a romantic tent with a cement floor, perfect for dancing on.
The wedding dinner was just as wonderful as everything else. The guests enjoyed pulled pork from a huge pig roast just outside the reception tent, homestyle baked beans, and refreshing pasta salad. For a small personal touch, Abbee decided to make her wedding cake Harry Potter themed.
Something the guests of the wedding enjoyed was how casual the day was. Nobody was expected to sit in any assigned spots, so friends could sit with friends, and Kevin surprised his mother with a mother/son dance after tricking her into believing he did not want to. Another sweet touch that many found memorable was the memorial table that was set up for any members of the family who could no longer attend the wedding.
It was an amazing day for two amazing people, and it seemed to be everything they ever could have wanted. There is no doubt that they will spend many happy decades together. Congratulations Kevin and Abbee.