MCKAY TOWER WEDDING

Grand Rapids, MI
Fountain Street Church
McKay Ballroom, McKay Tower

Congratulations Zac and Elyse! These two are hilarious. They keep me on my toes. The very first time I met them, I knew their sense of humor would bring some fun to their engagement and wedding photos.

These two actually met through Tinder. They were laughing together for two years before Zac proposed, on Maui. His brother lives there, and when they were visiting, he popped the question at sunset. What’s funny is that it had rained the whole trip EXCEPT for that time when Zac proposed. That’s a pretty clear sign, I’d say.

In case you missed their engagement session, you can view it here:
https://lookatthebiggerpicture.com/blog/orchard-engagement-session

The big day was full of laughter as well. The day started at Hampton Inn and Suites, then on to the ceremony at Fountain Street Church, and the reception at MacKay Ballroom. It was a beautiful March wedding in Michigan! We were grateful for some sun and it felt so good to have some time downtown with the bridal party! Zac and Elyse even snuck away for a few breathers with beautiful scenery along the way.

Mr. and Mrs., thank you so much for choosing me to document your story. Please enjoy the preview:

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!

Ice Skating Engagement! Caitlin and Matt

Grand Rapids, MI
Rosa Parks Circle

Congratulations Caitlin and Matt! What a fun day for ice-skating in the city! It was actually beautiful, warm(er) for Michigan in February, and the sun was out. These two are so cool (not just because they were ice skating! Hee hee). Their warm personalities make you feel like you've been friends for years. I instantly connected with these two. Smiles, jokes, a little insecurity about skating and falling on your arse (Caitlin)... I am so excited for this couple and can't wait for the wedding! They are having their reception at McKay Tower, which is reflected in the buildings in some of these shots. Pretty cool.

(They never fell on their arses, but other people did. They're in the background in some of these... Thought it was funny since it's the Olympics and everyone cringes on the edge of their seats waiting for people to fall. You know you do.)

Caitlin and Matt met at her cousin's wedding. Matt actually crashed it- well, kind of. The best man asked him to go. But Caitlin says he crashed it. They were together for two years when Matt proposed. There was a love note on the bed, and when Caitlin turned around, he was on his knee. He always tries to surprise her, and it never works, so this time he didn't plan anything and just did it. He wanted to propose on the blue bridge and got shot down for lack of originality. Ha!

Well, just look at these two! I am genuinely so, so happy for them. My heart gets bigger knowing people like these guys...