Monday, July 30, 2012

Dan + Lisa: A Grand Rapids Wedding (Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer)

July 14, 2012

I'll warn you now, this is a long one. Dan and Lisa had so much time for photos, it practically made me cry, so there's a lot to share in this post. As those of you from Michigan will know, this has been a SUPER hot and dry summer, and Dan and Lisa's wedding fell right in the middle of it all. It was in the 90s during the day and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Despite the heat, these two (and their awesome wedding party) were troopers, and although we did try to keep in the shade as much as humanly possible, they were up for whatever, and I love what we have to show for it.

I met these two last year about their wedding. They seemed really sweet, and I found out that was a correct assessment after their engagement session in September. They are a gorgeous couple who love each other (the best kind ;) and were just a dream to work with. I had fun corresponding with Lisa via email about her wedding plans. I was thrilled with our itinerary which left room for lots of photo opportunities, and their reception at Aquinas College was awesome as well... it's a beautiful place to photograph!

It was a great day filled with love, smiles, craziness, dancing, and trolleys. So without further ado, here are all the fine photos from Dan and Lisa's July wedding in Grand Rapids! Love it!

Ceremony: Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Reception: Wege Center, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
Dress: Becker's Bridal, Fowler, MI
Flowers: J's Fresh Flower Market, Grand Rapids, MI
Cupcakes: Sugar's Gourmet Cupcakes
DJ: Gold Coast Entertainment

^Cute a comfy bride's shoes.

^Lisa is such a goregous bride!

^Flowers are always one of my favorite wedding details.

^Our lovely ladies in purple!

^Dan is waiting for his bride-to-be.

^First look!

^I TOLD you they are cute together.

^Pretty flower girls.

^Love this shot Misty took during the ceremony.

^"So stinking happy!" ;-)

^The guys. They really enjoyed themselves. It was fun :-)

^Lisa requested this shot of three generations of wedding rings. Such a cool idea.

^Time to ride the trolley!

^The Gerald R Ford Museum is an awesome places for photos. There were at least 4 other wedding parties there.

^Misty worked with the guys while the girls and I wandered for awhile.

^Finally some alone time!


^Lisa, staying hydrated!

^In love with Aquinas College's campus.

^Such a stunning couple.


^Another good one by Misty.

^While I rode around with the wedding party on the trolley, Misty did some details at Aquinas.

^The purple ones had oreos in the bottom :)

^Having a GOOOOOD time!

^Lisa's grandma and brother dancing. So fun! She is a fun grandma, just like mine!

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