wedding

Sarah + Brad

I (finally) stayed in Grand Rapids to shoot the wedding of Sarah and Brad at Bridgewater Place. Although I really do enjoy traveling out of town for weddings, having a ten-minute drive home after the wedding ends is really nice for a change. Dj Wyatt Hollis and I teamed up for this one and had a blast – he kept the dance floor packed all night and the guests danced the night away.

 If you’ve never seen Bridgewater, I would highly suggest checking it out. It’s a massive glass building right downtown and is a really great venue!

Emily + Steve

The wedding of Emily and Steve was held at Bay Point Inn on Gun Lake, which I have frequented many, many times! Fun fact: I grew up in Wayland, MI (near Bay Point) and I graduated with Steve and most of his groomsmen! Just before the ceremony it started to downpour, which made most of the guests travel into the ceremony under umbrellas. Before the reception, we took a short trip to the small village of Shelbyville for some bridal party photos. I captured some awesome photographs in front of the old Building that my grandparents used to own many years ago. It was called the Fontona where they would play classical music. It was great to catch up with old friends and go back to familiar places while capturing their wedding! 

Wedding Ceremony | St. Cyril Methodius Catholic

Wedding Reception | Bay Pointe Inn

Florist | Bouquets by Stacy

Ceremony Officiant | Father Al

Hair & Makeup |  Krystal Kandler, Courtney Morgan

Limo/Transportation | Party Bus. New Salem

Catering Company | Bay Pointe

DJ or Band | Battle Beats

Photo Booth | SimpleBooth 

Invitations or Other Stationery | Etsy - Ericka Marie Designs

Marissa + Matt

I took an adventure down to Southern Michigan to celebrate Marissa and Matt‘s wedding at the The MillCreek Wilde.

This couple is a HOOT! They know a lot of people who really like to have a good time and I had a lot of fun capturing all of the moments. The dance-floor was packed all night and their guests seemed to really get a kick out of the Simple Booth. This wedding was a 10/10 on the fun scale and I got a ton of really great photos! Did I mention that they had an amazing taco bar for dinner that was catered by La Perla!

Wedding Ceremony: The MillCreek Wilde

Wedding Reception:  The MillCreek Wilde

Florist: Anna Gordon

Wedding Planner: Caralee Havers

Ceremony Officiant: Greg Hines

Make-up Artist: Krystle Kandler - StylesbyKK 

Videography: Riparea Videography

Catering Company: La Perla  **AMAZING TACOS! 

Bakery: Sweetielicious Bakery

DJ or Band: Wyatt Hollis

Photo Booth: SimpleBooth

Jeweler: DeVries Jewelers 

 

Lori + Wes

I really appreciate small, intimate celebrations like the wedding of Lori and Wes. The couple got married on the beautiful, blue waters of Gull Lake at the WK Kellogg Manor house, and had spectacular weather for July. 

To my surprise they ordered me a vegetarian entrée and it was AMAZING! I love how my clients know me well enough to order something special – thank you so much, Lori and Wes.

Wedding Ceremony: WK Kellogg Manor House

Wedding Reception:  WK Kellogg Biological Station

Florist: Water's Edge Floral 

Wedding Planner Danae Cummins

Ceremony Officiant Josh Mc Clendon and Wendy Barnes

DJ or Band: Wiser Productions

Jeweler: Siegel Jewelry 

Menswear: Libins Clothing

Wedding Dress: Connies Bridal

Chelsea + Josh

The wedding of Chelsea and Josh was at The Botanic Gardens at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City, MI, which I was super excited about because Northern Michigan is amazingly beautiful in the summer.

With that being said, it was unbelievably HOT. Like, so hot that all of the candles melted before the wedding. I’m not kidding – that actually happened! We didn’t let the heat get the best of us though. We found some shade and I was able to capture some really amazing photos of Chelsea and Josh.

It also happened to be Cherry Festival in Traverse City, which was neat because we were able see the Blue Angels fly over us. This wedding well definitely going down in the books as one to remember (and the hottest)!

Ceremony: The Botanic Garden At Historic Barns Park

Reception: The Cathedral Barns At Historic Barns Par

Florist: The Poppy and the Peony - Kristin Dailey 

Wedding Planner: Stephanie Wiitala

Ceremony Officiant Teddy Martin

Make-up Artist Julie Estle

Catering Company Harrington’s by the Bay

Bakery Top Tier Cakery

Band: Jennifer Hall Band 

Photo Booth: Simplebooth

Decorations Rental - Celery City Trading Company 

Aleshia + Matt

Since I was a kid, I have always loved the museum! So, naturally, the Grand Rapids Public Museum is one of my favorite places to visit when I have downtime with my family- in fact, I proposed to my wife in the museum’s Planetarium! Needless to say, I was really excited to shoot Matt & Aleshia’s wedding at the museum!

Wyatt and I went downtown early to scope out some awesome locations that we were able to take them out to, and we were able to capture some amazing shots around the city before their reception. Their wedding was incredibly beautiful and tons of fun, and I’ll never forget that we found some wedding crashers on the carousel towards the end of the night that we had to kick out! Matt & Aleshia’s stunning wedding is one that will go in the books as an all time favorite!