This wedding is a little extra special because I've known Amy for quite a few years. She was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed way back, early on in my business, and since then has been in few more. They've become much more than clients over the years, but an incredible group of friends that I've photographed from the engagement session to the birth of their babies. I think I've become an honorary bridesmaid ;) I was so excited to hear that is was finally Amy's turn to walk down the aisle and after meeting Tyler it's very clear how special their relationship is, and just how much they love each other. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day, stress free travel out to Colorado, the most beautiful 70 degree wedding day with bright sunny skies (crazy story though because the next day it dropped to the 30s with a snow storm), clearly the most awesome wedding party every, and a amazing couple in love enjoying their day and willing to hike a mountain for great pics. Beth and I flew in a day early, scouted all the sweet spots for pictures, which of course were at the top of a mountain edge with amazing views of the snow capped Rockies, but then I spent the night having nightmares about Amy slipping on the loose rocks and falling over the mountain edge. Luckily, despite 6 inch heels, rugged terrain, and a few stumbles we safely made it through pictures and partied the night away. Nothing could have made it more perfect. Thank you Amy and Tyler for trusting me enough to fly me halfway across the country to document your wedding. I'm so incredibly honored and grateful that I got to be an honorary bridesmaid with a camera on your special day too. Wishing you many wedding blessings in your new beginning together.
Amanda and Chad were married downtown Grand Rapids at one of downtown's most beautiful churches in a fairy-tale inspired wedding. It was definitely a fairy-tale day surrounded by a wonderful group of friends and family, full of emotions, joy, and laughter. My favorite part of the day was the sound of the church bells chiming as the newly weds ran out of the church doors...and the cupcakes....still thinking about those cupcakes, yum! Congrats to Dr. & Mrs. Parkes
Ceremony: Fountain Street Church | Reception : Watermark Country Club
Photography: Studio Phrené | Florals: Rueben Antonio Floral & Events
Cupcakes: The Salted Cupcake | Band: Bluewater Kings Band
Lindsey and Casey had their wedding at The New Vintage Place. It was the perfect venue for their big celebration. Lindsey and Casey's details were to die for with glitter, beautiful flowers, and yummy donuts. One of my favorite details were the to go bags at the end of the night that you could put donut holes in and Lindsey put together the cutest to go cider jugs for everyone. Lindsey and Casey had a super fun bridal party that made the day full of laughter and they had a meaningful ceremony officiated by Casey's dad. I hope these images can give you a glimpse of the perfect day. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. and thank you for letting me document your day!
Theresa and Andrew had their wedding at the Grand Ledge Opera house which happened to only be a few minutes from their home. The Opera house was the perfect spot for their celebration. They had the ceremony outside in October overlooking the river and it was the most perfect weather. Following the ceremony they had a celebration inside with drinks, good food, an awesome band, and lots of dancing. Congratulations to the newlyweds and thank you for letting me document your special day!