Most noteworthy was Eli and Megan’s Douglas Walker Wedding Friday April 13th! Adventurous enough to plan outdoor photos for April 13th in Byron Center! Eli and Megan began their Friday the 13th by getting ready separately. The bride at a family home in Hudsonville, and the groom at a hotel in Grand Rapids. We met at Douglas Walker park in Byron Center for the Bride and Groom’s first look! Eli was eager with anticipation to see his bride, and Megan was calm and collected as she snuck up behind him and wrapped her arms around her future husband.
We strolled around the grounds of Douglas Walker park out to the bridge. In addition, the cute polka dot umbrella helped protect Megan from a few drops of rain. Thankfully the predicted weather didn’t dampen the day. We were able to capture some great images of the cute couple!
Guests arrived and found seats in the cozy cottage style shelter at the park to prepare for the afternoon ceremony. In addition, this gaming bride and groom had interesting touches woven through all their wedding details. From the lightsaber and comic paper floral bouquets, to the creative cake topper. Check out their wedding slideshow here to see all their creative details!
Because the couples brave family endured the chilly April Michigan weather, we could capture the outdoor photos the bride and groom hoped for. Afterwards everyone dashed back inside to enjoy a delicious catered meal and creative cupcakes specially made by the brides family. In addition to these treats, there were other refreshments also. Following was the bride and groom enjoying their first dance. Finally, the evening ended with the guests dancing the night away!
Jeff and Nicole had a fall Verdonis Wedding in Muskegon! It was a great indoor location that accommodated both the ceremony and reception.
We started the day at the Holiday Inn in Muskegon for their getting ready portion of the day. Jeff and Nicole each had a suite on different floors. It was a crazy windy and rainy day for their wedding, but that didn’t stop us from having a great day! All the pictures were still held outside. even in the rain! Nicole’s mother found the cutest umbrellas online and ordered them “just in case”. I am so glad she did!
The bus picked us up at the hotel to bring us to our first location, Heritage Memorial Garden in Muskegon. The gazebo provided a great covering to stay out of the rain! Jeff and Nicole shared their “first look” under the gazebo, then we proceed with family portraits.
Our next stop was Muskegon Union station, the old train depot. There was just enough of an overhang on the roof that it kept us out of the rain. We were also able to grab a group shot under the awning where the passengers would wait!
We then attempted to go to the beach… while we pulled off a couple pictures, the rain and wind was overtaking us! So, on to the ceremony we went.
The staff at Verdonis had the venue ready and waiting for Jeff and Nicole’s ceremony. They said their vows in front of the beautiful fireplace, under dim lights and a room full of their loved ones. Their ceremony was followed by a great party! Nicole and her father had a fun choreographed dance that they prepared for the crowd. It was fun to see them dance, laugh, and have fun. Make sure you check out the slideshow to see more of their pictures!
The day couldn’t have been more beautiful last month on Sean and Kaylee’s wedding. The ceremony took place at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in downtown Grand Rapids, while the reception was at Cascade Hills Country Club in Cascade.
First of all, we started off the afternoon at the church putting the finishing touches on getting ready. The ceremony was gorgeous and steep with rich tradition. Family and friends packed the sanctuary to witness Sean and Kaylee enter the covenant of holy matrimony. It was an honor to witness their love for each other and their love for God.
After the ceremony we spent some time at the church photographing Sean and Kaylee with their family and wedding party. Then it was time to head to the Ada Covered Bridge for some outdoor portraits! It is always a fun time laughing and photographing the wedding party after the ceremony. We were on a tight timeline, so we didn’t stay long! We still needed to do some portraits at Cascade Hills Country Club!
Cascade Hills Country Club was stunning as usual. The golf course made a perfect backdrop for some more photos of Sean and Kaylee. The reception was set perfectly, and the tables looked beautiful. Cascade Hills Country club has big tall windows that let the natural light into the reception area. Therefore it made a perfect scene.
As tradition would have it, Sean and Kaylee played their Lebanese music for dancing. In addition to the fun Lebanese music, they had live drummers to add to it! It made for a fun time dancing! The drummers beat their drums, and the crowd danced away! Then, the ceiling dropped a bunch of beautiful gold balloons! What a fairytale day!
If you want to see more pictures from Sean and Kaylee’s special day, make sure you check out their slideshow here!
Rog and Judy held their fall wedding at Lee Street CRC in Grand Rapids. Who would have thought that it would be almost 100 degrees at the end of September? You just never know about that Michigan weather! But, despite the heat, it was an incredible emotion filled day for Rog and Judy’s wedding.
Rog and Judy are both members of lee street, and that is where they met. Therefore, it was the perfect place for their wedding! We started the day with pictures in the sanctuary of the church. Luckily, Lee Street added air conditioning last year and as a result, it was very comfortable. Without air-conditioning it would have been miserable! I for one was thankful for it, and so were Rog and Judy and their guests!
The afternoon ceremony was followed by an outdoor open house style reception at Grand Ravines North Park. The park boasts beautiful scenic views of the Grand River. We met at the park immediately following the ceremony for some pictures down by the river of the wedding party. Tho old covered bridge provided a fun background too!
The newly remodeled lodge on the property served well for hosting the buffet food line. Tim from Pietros/Three Chefs did a FANTASTIC job on the food! The friends and family celebrating with Rog and Judy enjoyed a time of fellowship and relaxing as they ate and relaxed either in the lodge or under the tent outside.
So, congratulations to Rog and Judy as you spend many happy years together as husband and wife! Don’t forget to check out the slideshow here.
Ashley and Ben gathered with their extended family at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for a beautiful ceremony. Two families who have been friends for decades were formally united into one. Since Ben always had a special place in his heart for Ashley, his dreams came true the spring day she finally became his wife!
Following the ceremony was a grand celebration with a stunning reception. A gorgeous ice sculpture carved with two interlocking “C’s” showcased the Coleman name overlooking a colorful spread of tasty appetizers in the ballroom lobby.
The Ambassador Ballroom was decorated from top to bottom with beautiful bouquets from Modern Day Floral. A fairytale atmosphere was realized as a result of the bride and her mother’s creative vision.
Guests were thus directed to find their seats to greet the wedding wedding party upon their arrival. A a result, the live band kicked the night off with a song to welcome the new bride and groom. While the cake was being cut, guests oohed and ahhed over the decadent table full of various chocolates!
After the guests completed the five course meal, the live music became an all night affair, wooing guests to dance the night away. April 29th was a night to remember forever for the bride and groom as well as their guests. Watch the slideshow here to see more images from their beautiful wedding!