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Michigan Couple Says "I Do" at Wind Farm

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A Michigan couple said their vows beneath the spinning wind turbines of Windswept Farms in Ludington on August 22, 2015. As big fans of wind energy, the two were pleased to invite their guests to the countryside where wind turbines could provide the perfect backdrop for their special day.

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"We are huge advocates of renewable energy, and have always loved the wind turbines. We knew we wanted to make the windfarms part of our wedding day, and although it was a challenge, we were able to make it happen!" stated bride Emilie Lewandowski. "We are excited to share the beauty of the wind turbines with our guests, [and] we also want to use this opportunity to share information and advocate for wind energy."

More than 150 guests attended the couple's happy day and were entertained by other amenities of Windswept Farms, including alpacas, peacocks, chickens, and miniature horses. While most couples prefer weather-neutral settings, these newlyweds seemed more than happy to tolerate a bit of wind. 

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The couple was married at Windswept Farms, a rental farmhouse near Ludington on the Lake Winds Energy Park Wind Farm. Although it's usually used as a vacation venue, this was the first wedding at the farm! "My husband and I are so thankful for a beautiful wedding day at such a perfect venue. We loved hearing our guests admire the turbines and appreciate their beauty and value as an energy source," Emelie said. "Lots of wind turbine selfies were taken!"

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Isak Kvam
Isak Kvam

Isak covers Transmission and Public Education for Wind on the Wires. You can reach him via email at ikvam@windonthewires.org. Follow him on Twitter @IsakKvam.

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