about jaime a. craig


Jaime was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She grew up doing dance, theatre, music, cheerleading, and figure skating. She went to high school at Mercy High School and then on to Michigan Technological University, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Certificate in Writing and International Spanish. She loves to make campfires, listen to music, read fantasy anything, travel the world and follow friends on many adventures. She has had many opportunities and can't wait to see what the world awaits for her and her betrothed.

about michael dettl


Mike is from Grand Rapids, MI. He grew up participating in boy scouts to then become an eagle scout. He grew up camping, hiking, and playing video games. He went to Forest Hills Central High School and then on to Michigan Technological University, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He likes to shoot and collect guns, play paintball, garden and alternate his time between being outside and playing video games.

About Michael and Jaime


Mike and Jaime met at Michigan Technological University and became great friends. after years of great friendship, eh, why not? When they say opposites attract, boy do they really mean it. Though Mike and Jaime share Engineering careers, a love of good books, the outdoors, and a few other common interests, their personalities are very different. While avoiding a psychological analysis of Mike and Jaime's strength's and flaws, their deep respect for each other's differences allow them to use each other's strengths to support their own weaknesses, which makes all their adventures far more exciting together. The world better watch out, these two have plans to adventure the United States and the rest of the world through literature and exploration.

Till we wed!

The Venue & Rules

We are tying the knot in a barn so, consider this a little fore-warn: dress comfortably, there's a chance around of a few farm pets and hay on the ground. We will kindle a bonfire for a roast while you wet your whistle with a toast!
-Ms. Verda B. Gentry, Grandmother

from the farm...

  • Vehicles are only permited in the designated parking lot or circle drive for loading/unlaoding.
  • Smoking is permitted outside the barn. Please dispose of butts in the receptacles provided.
  • Pets are not allowed on the property. Please leaves your dogs at home.
  • We are a 100% outdoor venue (no heat or A/C). Dress for the weather.
  • Nail, hooks, screws, staples, or anything that penetrates are not allowed under any circumstances. Please use fishing line, twine, or command hooks to hang decorations.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Do not chase the chickens and ducks. It will stress them out and can lead to harm or death.
  • Supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to chase the birds, pick flowers or wander unsupervised. We have several bee hives on the property (away from the wedding area), but want everyone to be safe.
  • Vehicles may be left in the parking lot overnight and picked up the following morning.
  • Trash and recycling bins are provided. Please use them as this is our personal home and property- please be respectful of it.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to call/email [cherry barc] directly.

Ceremony & Reception

05 August 2017
4:30 PM
Dinner, dancing, & drinks to follow!

Accomodations

Transportation

We are excited that you are going to be a part of our next chapter! Thank you for traveling from near and far.

If you happen to stay at one of the nearby hotels we wanted to let you know of the travel options:

Please note, Cherry Barc Farm request that all guests remove their vehicles off of the premises by Sunday, 06 August 2017 at 9AM.

Shuttle Schedules & Info

Limited seating available

3:30PM - Shuttle to Ceremony & Reception
Shuttle will pick up at the front of the Hampton Inn & Suites, Lansing-West Hotel, follwed by the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Charlotte

8:00PM - Return Shuttle (Early)
For guests who choose to head back to the hotels early, the shuttle will pick guests up at the farm and return to both hotels.

10:30PM - Return Shuttle (Late)
For guests who choose to head back to the hotels, late, the shuttle will pick up guets from the farm and return to both hotels.

Alternative Travel

If traveling from Lansing, Uber offers service from Lansing to Vermontville, not a return service.

If traveling from Charlotte, there are 2 options, Big Daddy Taxi, which can be called at 1.517.367.7474 or Shaggin' Waggon, which can be called at 1.517.267.0335.

Meet the wedding party!

Rachel List - Maid of Honor

Rachel and I met years ago in a college english class; however, it wasn't until we shared a cubical at work, when Rachel started, did we find how much we had in common. From the love of dancing to music lyrics, We found true friendship! Rachel is one of a kind. Extremely amazing, super talented, a lyrical genius and the nicest person I could possibly evermeet! She is always straight forward with me and honest. We may neveragree on everything, but we do agree on this. She and I are the best of friends, and I couldn't celebrate this day without her by my side!

Matthew Dettl - Best Man

Matt is my brother and my first friend. We have fought and tortured each other in way that only brothers can, but almost thirty years later, I am still happy to call him my friend, as well as my brother. He has always been there for me, but we have started to get along much better now that we don't live together. Nowadays, Matt and I share many interests and hobbies, and I am always happy to have him around.

Tracy Craig - Sister & Bridesmaid

Though many years apart, these two sisters have grown to get to know each other each and every year. Tracy has been a part of every major milestone in my life and I couldn't walk into my new chapter without her there. She loves her animals, cats and dogs, may Cocoa and Lady rest in peace. She loves photography and our great hometown of Detroit.

Jillian Comps - Bridesmaid

If I had to thank my job for something other than paying my bills, I would thank them for the freedom I have. If it wasn't for this I wouldn't be able to go to the cafeteria to socialize sometimes, Jillian and I would never have met. Our afternoon conversations lead to this beautiful friendship! Although I had to wait FOREVER for her to be old enough, I can now always count on her to turn boring group outings into parties. She will always talk to me about clothes, shoes, dogs, and anything else that comes up. There is also no one else that can drink and dance the way we do one weekend, but then be up for camping the next. We are always on the lookout for different men for her, so fellas if you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, meet her out on the dance floor!

Ellie VanDuren - Bridesmaid

In my description of Eddie, you will notice that I mention his wonderful family. Ellie has become like a little sister to me. I have watched her grow up from a rebellious teenager to a slightly less rebellious adult. She is a strong woman with a great heart, and, even though I may get the urge to beat up anyone that treats her poorly, she never needs my help in that regard. Ellie is always up for partying, and I occassionally make the mistake of thinking that I can keep up with her.

Isaiah Cunningham - Groomsman

Isaiah and I met many years ago in college, through different black student organizations. Through his focus in his studies, his interest in working out we became friends. Throughout the years after his graduation and mine we still remained best of buds, which is why I couldn't imagine this day without him being at our side!

Kyle Shipley - Groomsman

I met Kyle in Boy Scouts. I was his troop guide, and he was a huge pain in my ... side. Over the years though, we became very close friends. We flipped a kayak on the Au Sale river, almost got heat stroke on Isle Roayle, and ran a sail boat into a reef in the middle of the ocean. We share common intersts in guns, paintball, and building hovercrafts out of various items that we found in his dad's garage.

Eddie VanDuren - Groomsman

Kyle introduced me to Eddie in my senior year of high school. I didn't like him and thought he was very annoying. I quickly got over that, and Eddie became one of my best friends. Eddie introduced me to Blissfest, and his wonderful family, both of which will always be a part of my life. Eddie is always up for just about anything, and as such, we spend a lot of time together playing frisbee golf, paintball, skating - Eddie actually doing so, and me attempting to, skiing/snowboarding (respectively), mountain biking, camping, moving each other's furniture (especially my massive hutch), and playing nerd games of various sorts.

thank you very much!

thank you so much for being a part of this moment in our lives! we couldn't imagine this happening without you. we look forward to continuing our journey knowing that you all were able to help this happen. please comeback later to see a few pictures of the event!

wedding registry

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