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Ashley and Travis | Golden Glow Ballroom Wedding | Saginaw, MI

Ashley and Travis’s Michigan wedding at the Golden Glow Ballroom in Saginaw took place on September 12th, 2020. Ashley and Travis went on their first date in September of 2012, so their wedding date was a little nod to when it all began. Even with a little rain during their ceremony, and a slight mix up with their cake, the couple’s big day was one to remember!

Ashely and Travis met in 2012 while working at McDonalds in high school. According to Ashely, she was washing the dishes one night when Travis offered to help her. After the task was complete, he asked Ashely for her number. Shortly after that, they went on their first date and the rest was history! Travis asked Ashely to be his girlfriend by showing up at her mom’s house with a sign, a teddy bear, and a dozen roses!

The romance didn’t stop there. When Travis proposed to Ashley, he had it all planned out. He took Ashley to a nice dinner, and then he got down on one knee along the Detroit River. He even had one of their close friends record the whole thing! Ashely didn’t know exactly what was happening, but she knew he was up to something. They tell each other everything, so keeping it a total surprise was a little tricky for Travis. 

After all of the planning, tours, and tastings, Ashely and Travis’s big day was finally here.

They chose the Golden Glow Ballroom because they both loved the idea of having the ceremony and reception all in one place. Plus, the location of the venue was convenient for their guests. The Golden Glow Ballroom also offers its clients decorations, catering, a DJ, as well as planning and bartending services! It’s truly a one-stop-shop wedding venue, which gives couples an opportunity to save time and stick to their wedding budget.

One of the highlights of Ashley and Travis’s wedding was actually a mistake! The bakery delivered the wrong cake. The cake didn’t match their minimalist décor or their wedding colors, and they didn’t have their custom cake topper. What could have been a stressful moment turned into a funny story to tell. The couple embraced the mix up and dug into the cake anyway. I love when couples turn mishaps into memories. In the end, your wedding day is all about you, your partner, and your loved ones. Having the right cake is preferred but not essential to having a memorable day. 

Another highlight of Ashley and Travis’s big day was the couple’s yellow lab, Bud. They included Bud’s Biscuit Bar for the dog loving guests, and it was a huge hit! Including your fur babies in your wedding celebration makes for a great story and the most adorable photos! 

Ashley and Travis, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day! I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with you both, and I wish you all the happiness in the world. 

Two image collage of a groom getting ready.
Two image collage of detail shots of a Saginaw Michigan wedding.
Wedding ceremony set up at the Golden Glow Ballroom in Michigan.
Detail shot of a reception set up under a tent for a Michigan wedding.
Two image collage of a bridal dress hanging on a window, and rings in boxes.
Bride in floral robe reading a letter by a window.
Brides dress being zipped up.
Table decorations at a Saginaw Michigan Wedding reception.
Tall four tier wedding cake with gold flecks on it.
Two image collage of bride and groom's first look before their Michigan wedding.
Two image collage of a bride and groom's first look before their wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom embracing.
Bride walking down the aisle away from the camera at an outdoor rainy ceremony.
Black and white photo of groom watching his bride walk down the aisle.
Bride approaching the alter at this outdoor rainy wedding ceremony.
Outdoor rainy wedding ceremony in Michigan.
Two image collage of an outdoor rainy wedding ceremony in Michigan.
Bride and groom sharing a first kiss at their outdoor ceremony.
Bride and groom share first kiss at their outdoor wedding ceremony.
Bride and her bridesmaids in a field for this Saginaw Michigan Wedding.
Groom & groomsmen walking towards the camera in a field for this Michigan wedding.
Bride and groom with their entire wedding party in this two image collage.
Two image collage of groom portraits.
Portrait of a blonde bride in a field.
Bride and groom snuggling their dog for their wedding portraits.
Bride and groom share a kiss on the lawn at their Michigan wedding.
Two image collage of bride and groom dancing in a lawn.
Bride and groom kneeling in a field with their pup.
Two image collage of black and white images of bride and groom embracing.
Bride and groom standing on a dock over the water.
Bride and groom posing for portraits with her veil sweeping away in the wind.
Two collage portrait of bride and groom portraits at a Michigan wedding.
Bride and groom embracing with veil wrapping towards the camera.
Bride and groom entering their reception.
Bride and groom cutting the cake at their outdoor Michigan wedding reception.
Blonde bride and groom in blue suit sharing a first dance.
Two image collage of bride tossing her bouquet.
Bridesmaid who caught the bouquet showing it off to the camera.
Two image collage of groom getting garter off bride.
Two image collage of guests dancing at a wedding reception.
Collage of guests dancing at a wedding reception.

Of course, no wedding would be possible without the hard-working vendors. Here are the vendors that contributed to Ashely and Travis’s Saginaw Michigan wedding:  

Venue/Caterer/Desserts: Golden Glow Ballroom

Florist: Grove & Co. Design

Hair Stylist: Elite Beauty Pros

Formal Attire: Becker’s Bridal, David’s Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse

DJ: Nightlife Entertainment 

Videographer: Megan Manger Films

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