Celebrate love at this one-of-a-kind wedding venue
By Kelsey Smith
With wedding season fast approaching, it’s time to start getting ready for the big day. Located in Fennville, Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens not only celebrates the big day, it specializes in it.
“Our venue is unique in a few ways — we offer a beautiful setting for outdoor garden weddings, small chapel weddings, intimate ceremonies for two and garden receptions on the patio under the large white event tent for up to 200 guests, all in the middle of 20 acres,” said Katie Giovannucci, event coordinator. “We have garden settings, as well as intimate orchard settings, wooded areas, a pond and an adorable white chapel — something for everyone.”
Once a year, usually in July, Apple Blossom offers a special wedding package for couples.
“We offer this package so they can have a beautiful ceremony on our site, and for an incredible price,” Giovannucci said. “We believe that all couples, no matter their budget, should have the wedding they have always dreamed of.”
All of Apple Blossom’s packages include an on-site coordinator as well as setup and take-down.
“We build timelines, contact vendors, set up decorations, coordinate the ceremony and pack up everything for you at the end of the night,” Giovannucci said. “We try to make your wedding day as stress-free as possible so that you can focus on the most important things — each other and getting married.”
In terms of current wedding trends, Giovannucci noticed elopements are becoming increasingly popular, with many couples opting for small, intimate ceremonies followed by large receptions.
And Giovannucci’s favorite part of the job? Seeing couples tie the knot.
“I love watching the couples right before the ceremony, when they are experiencing every emotion possible,” she said. “You can see the excitement, nerves and anticipation all at once, and then just watch it all melt away after they say, ‘I do,’ and they are filled with the pure joy of finally being married — that’s the best part.” n