The last wedding of the year is always a bit bittersweet. On one hand, I'm tired from a long summer and wedding season does take a lot out of a person, but on the other, no more weddings for the year is always sad as well. Regardless, I always look forward to the last wedding of the year. It tends to be especially memorable. This year was no exception. I had the pleasure of working with Wes and Rhonda, one of the most genuine and happy couples I've worked with. The day was chilly but full of so many huge smiles, fun, and love, and it was truly a great experience.
I met the two of them last Christmas when they were in town from Colorado to visit family and have their engagement session done. Rhonda is one of my detail oriented brides, who I always mesh well with, and after meeting the two of them, I knew the wedding was going to be a good one, though I had no idea how much fun it would be.
The event took place at the beautiful Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake and as usual, the setting was gorgeous. Their flowers were so colorful and exciting, thanks to Eastern Floral, and we had so much time for photos, which is always a plus and I loved every minute of it. There were a lot of unique things that Wes and Rhonda incorporated into their wedding day, such as a beer mixing unity ceremony, having both men and women on either side of the bridal party, and a bagpipe player!
It was my longest wedding of the year, as well, but it was fun to stay and hang out with everyone while they danced. I joined in, of course! Thank you so much, Wes and Rhonda, for choosing me to be a part of your wedding. I'm so glad to have been a part of it!
Venue - Bay Pointe Inn, Shelbyville
Invites - Basic Invite
Make-up - Kali Ahuja
Hair - Suzanne's Organic's Salon, Kalamazoo
Bride's dress - Robert Bullock
Dress shop - Little White Dress Bridal Shop, Denver, Colorado
Bridesmaid dresses - Weddington Way
Tuxes - Men's Warehouse
Flowers - Eastern Floral, Grand Rapids
DJ - Yon, Party in a Box DJ, Grand Rapids
Pies - Crane's Pie Pantry, Holland
|^A few pretty details by second shooter extraordinaire, Mandy!|
|^All. The. Colors.|
|^Simple and understated elegance, perfect for Rhonda!|
|^First look :D|
|^I LOVE these two!|
|^What a beautiful day.|
|^A breeze blew up...|
|^Master of the veil shot - Mandy!|
|^We went off-site for a few photos too. Not complaining!|
|^Beer and bagpipes :)|
|^We were all just CRACKING UP during this part of the shoot. I can't even remember why but it was awesome.|
|^Kisses on the dock ;)|
|^Goodnight, Bay Pointe! See you next year!|