Shanti and John were married on the shores of Lake Michigan, in South Haven. It was my first visit to the town, and like most coastal West Michigan towns, it is lovely. There is something about backyard weddings that just make you feel good. It feels like home, family, and an easy-going atmosphere. Most of the time the family and a few good friends take care of the decor, set-up, and all the million details that go into a wedding. It's a true team effort, and an effort that cannot become a reality unless they are true family. I've had the opportunity to hang out with Shanti and John since their wedding. Super-fun folk, no doubt. So happy for them!