A Bay Pointe Inn Wedding With Scottish Flair

In just a couple days Scott and Courtney will be celebrating their one year anniversary of their Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan! To celebrate that milestone, today I wanted to share the story and photos of their beautiful wedding day.

The first time I spoke with Scott and Courtney, I knew these two were going to be such a joy to work with. They are both so kind, joyful and had such a beautiful vision for their wedding day. Courtney is a wedding photographer and is the owner of Courtney Carolyn Photography, and Scott frequents as her second shooter on wedding days. So it’s safe to say the couple has seen a lot of weddings, so they knew what they wanted for their own wedding day.

What I loved about Scott and Courtney’s Bay Pointe Inn wedding was they made it a multi-day event. They choose to host their wedding on a Thursday since all of their guests were traveling across the state and country anyway, so most of them decided to make a mini vacation of out it. The day before their wedding they hosted a “south of the border” themed rehearsal dinner on the lake followed by an outdoor movie showing under the stars complete with a popcorn bar!

On wedding day guests woke up and enjoyed a breakfast followed by a day of yard games and enjoying the lake before heading back to their rooms to prepare for the wedding. Scott and Courtney were blessed with the most beautiful weather on their wedding day, which made their lakeside ceremony and reception a total dream.

Scroll down to see some of the magical photos captured so beautiful by the oh-so-talented Katelyn James Photography.

wedding gown hanging at the boat house before a Bay Pointe Inn wedding

dress hanging before a Bay Pointe Inn weddingGold bridal shoes

Lake wedding themed invitation suite

Bright and colorful bridal bouquet

Bride getting dressed before her lakeside weddingBride and bridesmaids getting ready before a lakeside wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Another favorite from the day was the Scottish influence the couple added into the day to represent Scott’s heritage. Scott and they groomsmen wore kilts, there was a bagpiper, a Scottish ceremony and even the color palette of the wedding was inspired by Scott’s family’s tartan. Such a fun way to tie in part of their story!

Groom dressed in traditional Scottish kilt

Bride and groom share their first look before their Shelbyville, Michigan wedding

Bride and groom hugging and smiling

Bride smiling before her Shelbyville, Michigan wedding

Lets stop and talk about these florals, because Courtney did them herself! When she first mentioned she was planning on doing all the florals for her wedding I cannot lie, I was a little nervous. Mainly, I didn’t want her to much too much on her plate and not enjoy the day. But she absolutely killed it and after the wedding they had me donate all the florals to a local nursing home – so sweet!

Bride and bridesmaids bouquets before a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Bridal party smiling before a lakeside wedding

The morning before a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Ceremony set for a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, MichiganBride and her father walking down the aisle

Groom smiling at his bride as she walks down the aisle

Scottish wedding ceremony during a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

A rose petal toss during a lakeside wedding

Newlyweds smiling on the docks during a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

White cocktail tables set by the lake during a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, MichiganA summer day at the dock during a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Vintage soft seating during a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Soft seating at a Shelbyville, Michigan wedding Bud vases on an end table at a wedding

Tables set outside at a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Custom watercolor place cardsDinner menus with blue napkins

A blue velvet table linen with a fresh greenery garland at a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, MichiganCandles and a greenery garland

Dear future couples – don’t be afraid to try something different when it comes to your wedding menu. I love when couples shake things up and this burger bar was a crowd favorite!

A burger bar during a Bay Pointe Inn weddingBurger bar at a Bay Pointe Inn wedding

Dessert and memory table at an outdoor wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Gold and white cutting cake

Courtney is a big fan of all things 50s so these 50s inspired pie plates were the perfect touch to their pie bar. Courtney’s friends and family even threw her a 50s themed bridal shower where everyone dressed up with clothing from the decade – so fun! I love it when couples tie in small touches of things that are meaningful to them.

Traverse City pie dessert bar

Bride and groom sharing their first dance at their Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Father daughter danceMother and son smiling during their dance

Violinist playing as guests dance

Gun lake during a Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, MichiganDucks swimming in Gun Lake in Shelbyville, Michigan

Bride and groom smiling at sunset during their Bay Pointe Inn wedding in Shelbyville, Michigan

Scott and Courtney, thank you for letting us be a part of this magical day. You are such a joyful, sweet and kind couple and I loved every minute of working with you on this gorgeous wedding day. I wish you the best of luck in your future together and happy anniversary from Team Stellaluna!


If you are a lake lover and looking to get hitched in Michigan then you should check out our Ultimate Guide to Beach Weddings in Michigan to help you plan your day!


Coordination: Stellaluna Events | Photography: Katelyn James Photography | Venue & Catering: Bay Pointe Inn | Dress Designer: JUSTIN ALEXANDER | Dress Store: BOMBSHELL BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | Hair & Makeup: FLAWLESS BEAUTY BY DEBRA | DJ & Violinist: SHAWN BOUCKE | Florals: The Bride | Bagpiper: Frank Stasa III | Cake: CAKES BY STEPHANIE | Wedding Pies: GRAND TRAVERSE PIE COMPANY | Bridesmaid Dresses: SHOW ME YOUR MUMU & AZAZIE | Grooms Attire: CLAYMORE IMPORTS & KILT RENTAL USA | Invitations: BASIC INVITE | Specialty Linens: SPECIAL OCCASIONS WEST | Furniture Rentals: FANCY FRAY

Stellaluna Events

The team at Stellaluna Events are Michigan wedding planners. We believe in fulfilling experiences and creating meaningful memories. We plan and coordinate weddings throughout all of Michigan.

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