Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Zach & Aly: A Fall Wedding (Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer)

 October 3, 2020

Having just purchased their first home together, Aly and Zach were definitely ready to start their life together, but first, the wedding! I know that these two would have preferred to NOT require masks for their big day, but they were forced to make that decision. Despite a bit of rain that pushed their ceremony inside as well as the mask requirements, the two of them had an absolutely beautiful wedding day. 

Aly managed to put a lot of really beautiful special DIY touches into her wedding. I absolutely loved the agate place setting markers and the adorable wedding board of family members in their wedding garb. The beautifully hand-dyed Sola Flowers were a perfect, long-lasting option for bouquets. She chose comfort in the footwear department - sparkly Keds are always a hit! - and may have splurged a bit on her veil, and all the details and hard work came together so well in the end.

After seeing each other for the first time as they walked down the aisle, these two made it official! The sun came out enough to get outside for family photos and bridal party portraits. Jess second shot with me again for this one and we had a good time trekking through the tall grass for some great shots with the bridal party. We even caught some GORGEOUS fall colors for Zach and Aly's portraits together. Not a bad way to go for a day that started out a bit on the dreary side.

Even with masks on, the wedding guests made sure to dance the night away. And did I mention there were donuts??! Because there were donuts. And cider! If that isn't fall wedding perfection, I don't know what is.

Aly and Zach, you guys did an amazing job on your beautiful wedding. I'm glad I could be a part of it with the two of you. Congratulations and I wish you a wonderful life together!

Venue: English Hills Country Club & Event Center, Grand Rapids
Hair/makeup - Jennifer Delfgauw, Nunica
Shoes - Keds
Dress shop - Bridal Elegance, Grand Rapids
Tuxes - Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaid's Dresses -
Flowers - Luv Sola Flowers
DJ - Complete Weddings and Events, Grand Rapids
Donuts & Cider - Vandermill, Grand Rapids

^Aren't these wood flowers perfect?

^Just a touch of rose gold!

^Aly, you are beautiful!

^The request of photos at the bridge in Riverside Park required some walking but we made it happen.

^Making sure Uncle Zach got the message.

^Three generations!


^I promised you color!

^More people should do this ;)

^Showing off his Mandalorian cufflinks.
^Oh yes, I got one too ;)

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