A lakeside wedding on Gun Lake at the Bay Pointe Inn was the destination for Alicea and Matt.  Living in the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago life, they both knew they wanted to find a destination spot with a quieter, summer lake getaway feel for their wedding.  You could feel the warmth and love from every single person involved in this special day.  It was so obvious that this was a much anticipated day for Alicea and Matt and all their loved ones.  Michigan gave us a thunderstorm scare, but in all honestly what could have been a disappointing rained out outside ceremony turned out absolutely perfect.  Pictures has wrapped up and the ceremony had not yet started, dark clouds and thunder rolled in and quickly rolled out just in time for the ceremony to start on time with beams of sunshine peaking through the clouds.  There were so many special and personal touches from the impromptu serenade from a groomsmen during our portrait time; Rocky, Matt and Alicea's adorable pup walking down the aisle as the ring bearer; or my favorite, the love song written and performed by Matt to Alicea during dinner.  It was just one of the most romantic and precious moments! All in all it was a gorgeous lakeside day and I'm so thankful to have been present to document such special memories.  Congrats to you both! and here arrives the ominous clouds and thunderstormsome worried waiting in hopes that it would pass quicklychecking the radar....and downpoura quick wipe of the chairs and we were back on track