WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING- MCKAY BALLROOM

Grand rapids, mi
mckay tower
basilica of st. adalbert
JWMARRIOTT

Congratulations to Lexi and Josh!! What a beautiful winter wonderland wedding! It was gorgeous— just as gorgeous as these two.

They met through Bumble, but actually met a few years prior. Two years ago, they had their first date at Maru, in East Lansing, and have been together ever since. On their one-year anniversary, Josh set up the surprise proposal. They went on a carriage ride that stopped on the Blue Bridge. It was decorated with rose petals, candles, and wooden blocks of their initials. After Lexi said yes, they were dropped off at the Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, where their families were waiting.

You can see that the Blue Bridge was in full view at the JWMarriott, where Lexi was getting ready. I also loved that we got to stroll through where we had their engagement session! If you missed that, please check it out here:

https://lookatthebiggerpicture.com/blog/forty-pearl-wine-date

Best wishes to you both on your new adventures together! Thank you so much for choosing me to document your story. Enjoy this preview of your big day!

Grass Lake Farm Wedding- Tori and Michael

Grass Lake, MI

Farm Wedding

Congratulations to Tori and Michael! What a beautiful day!

They met through a mutual friend, one that Tori had been friends with since high school and Mike was in a band with. They were invited one Memorial Day a few years back to celebrate with fireworks and the town. They ended up spending every weekend hanging out with these friends in the band. Then, Tori and Mike's relationship turned romantic a few months later and they slapped a label on it after a month of dating.

The proposal was pretty amazing. They were able to get tickets to see Erick Baker, an artist they love who sings their song, "Unbroken Promise". Mike contacted Erick and told him they were traveling to the show, and that he planned on proposing. Erick was happy to help. He saved their song for last and dedicated it to them. Tori was already floored by this, but then he turned to Mike and asked "Do you have something you want to ask?" Mike stood up, then knelt down. Perfect. Erick's wife recorded it for them too. 

I loved that the getting ready part was fun and I felt like I was with friends and family, talking about girly stuff and laughing. Tori has this laugh that is infectious. She throws her head back, mouth open wide, and laughs with her whole upper half. I love it. Mike is just as sweet as sweet can be. I loved that Tori's son walked her down the aisle. I loved the that Tori crocheted her bouquet and the boutonniere. I loved that grandma got on the swing and looked like a five year old girl. I loved that the day was intimate and free. I loved this wedding.

The farm was amazing and gorgeous! It belongs to a friend and was just perfect. (I was amazed that no one got whacked by the falling walnuts-especially me. But hey- just a perfect day).

These guys were so fun, laid-back, and just happy!! They are a beautiful family of five and I wish them many more adventures to come. 

Enjoy the preview!