I had the absolute delight to fly all the way to Grand Rapids Michigan to attend and shoot the wedding of my beautiful friend and her sweetheart! It also happened to be the perfect timing for me to go on a mommy-trip all by myself! So to say I enjoyed myself was an understatement 😉 It was the first time I was in that part of the country and I was shocked at how humid it was there! and so so green!
The day of called for thunder and lightning and rain… and we were a little nervous at times but God is so good–it held off pretty much all day! The wedding was held in their friend’s backyard, surrounded by their friends and family under an arch of beautiful greens and flowers. Jenna’s friend, a super creative, good at all the arts kinda gal did all the flowers! I got to tag along too, which I LOVED, because who doesn’t like playing with flowers?! The arch, the bouquets, boutonnieres, table settings–all of it! She is so talented!
Jenna and Dan were such a delight to photograph too. Their love, the kind that has endurance and never settled. The kind that waited on the Lord’s perfect timing and will was so evident. All the happy tears flowed from their eyes and the guests’ too. Just beautiful.
Here are lots of my favorites from the day! enjoy:)
Oh I just love his reaction to seeing his bride!
Sweet and tearful testaments from the fathers <3yessss! haha
The reception had many vintage inspired pieces with fresh flowers in thrift store finds! We ate delicious tacos, desserts and even scoops of ice cream from a cart! Dan and Jenna mingled with their guests and we all enjoyed from heartfelt, and funny toasts! I had so much fun with these ladies leading up to the wedding that I had to jump in a shot too! 🙂
I had to snap of few of them under that gorgeous arch!And then we snuck away after all the good byes for their intimate photos–I still feel so giddy about these! They are so in love and I love how you can see it (even feel it!) in the photos!!
VENDORS: Venue(s): Family Friend’s Backyard | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal/Custom Alterations | Wedding Shoes: Chelsea Crew | Groom’s suit and tie: Express – Charles Tyrwhitt | Tailoring/alterations: Jos. A. Bank | Flowers: Sarah – Simply Curated | Hair: Liz – Chasing Vanity Salon | Make-up: Lacey – Chasing Vanity Salon | Table and linens/Rentals: Alpine Rent-All | Food/catering: Donkey Taqueria | Desserts/Ice Cream: Cakabakery | Loves Ice Cream | Design/décor: Designed by the Bride | Rings: Custom engagement ring | Custom wedding band
Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your day!! Love you guys!!