Elegant Summer Wedding: Grand Rapids, MI
Welcome to the heart-warming, elegant wedding of Marisa and Max in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Family and friends excitedly gathered for a very special summer wedding in the outstanding, destination city.
Marisa and Max began a new chapter in their lives as husband and wife at 3 different Grand Rapids locations including:
- Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel at Aquinas College for the ceremony
- Canopy by Hilton for the cocktail hour
- The Rutledge for the reception
It was a privilege to document the dream day of the deeply in love, Mr & Mrs Crowther.
About The Couple: Grand Rapids, MI
Marisa and Max imagined their wedding to encapsulate their personalities of loving food, music, dancing and most importantly loving each other. They didn’t want it to be a traditional ‘cookie-cutter’ wedding and it wasn’t. It was full of personal touches which made it one-of-a-kind. Special touches that were meaningful to Marisa included wearing her grandmothers ring as ‘something blue’ and her mom’s gloves wrapped around her bridal bouquet.
It was extra special to see the grandparents escorted into the chapel to be seated for the ceremony. Parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles, it takes family and friends to raise children to become adults. That’s what makes weddings such a joyous time, seeing people grow, full in love and get married.
Marisa wore an elegant white strapless silhouette, with open back, ruching and a high side slit. A graceful chapel length train and veil with beautiful, highlighted side swept cascading waves. Senso bridal heeled summer sandals, gorgeous pearl drop earrings and fragrant ‘perfect’ by Marc Jacobs. Marissa radiated beauty and couldn’t wait for first looks with Max.
Max looked fantastic in a 2-piece black tux with black button-up white grooms’ shirt and black velvet bowtie. Bridal party of 5 groomsmen, 5 bridesmaids, 3 flower girls and 1 pageboy all looked amazing and were a great support for the bride and groom.
About Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids in Midwest Michigan is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. It is only a 30-minute drive from Lake Michigan and lovely coastal getaways. Innovative and cultured, this vibrant city is world-class in art, technology, and design. Excellence of maintenance to the urban and rural surrounds makes this destination a great option for your wedding.
A balanced landscape of seamless lines between downtown Grand Rapids and outskirt suburban and rural open spaces. There is 100 acres of recreational and adventurous natural surrounds to explore. Vintage bridges, river rapids, picturesque trails, lakes, and awesome parks make this an aesthetically pleasing location.
Grand Rapids, MI boasts one of the best fishing rivers, and largest urban parks – Millennium Park with its man-made lake and 6-acre beach. Discover the beauty and preservation of historic architect – Neoclassical revival, Art Deco and Frank Prairie style buildings. This second largest Michigan city is known for its nationally acclaimed best culinary and craft beverages, perfect for wedding receptions. Grand Rapids, MI is the perfect destination to have a multi-day wedding experience. I encourage you to view this stunning summer wedding of Marisa and Max.
Wedding Venues in Grand Rapids, MI
Address: 120 Ionia Ave SW Suite 101, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
The Rutledge is an epic wedding venue reception space located in the heart of Grand Rapids, MI.
- Professional, friendly, and helpful team
- Luxurious unique venue
- Vintage violet paned windows
- Hardwood floors
- Exposed open beam ceilings
- Beautiful Chandeliers
- Fresh delicious dining
- Signature and crafted beverages
Canopy by Hilton
Address: 131 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Canopy by Hilton is an upscale wedding venue with accommodation options. Offering a local relaxed, comfortable, and unique experience from a global minded hotel. 4 Optional wedding venue rooms for guests up to 100 and accommodation available in 155 guest rooms. There event staff will help to plan your ultimate dream wedding.
Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer & Videographer
As a traveling videographer/photographer my desire is to celebrate your wedding with you. I don’t want to be the guy that grabs photos and is impersonal. My approach is relational, and I intentionally do everything in my power to build relationship and friendship with bridal couples. Celebrating with you on your special day will ensure I capture quality raw and authentic images. Memories that are unique to you and look amazing on the walls of your home.
If you would like to connect with me, please click the link. I’d love to hear what you envisage for your wedding and help be part of making your dream come to life.
Wedding Vendors: Grand Rapids, MI
- Photography: @reeseandrenee
- Videographer: @joshrexford
- Venues: The Rutledge (Reception), The Canopy Hotel (Cocktail Hour and Getting Ready), Aquinas College (Ceremony)
- Hair: @sunshinehillzhair
- Makeup: @summerstylist_
- Cake: @cakabakery
- Coordinator: @paperhatweddings