Alexis + Andrew

washington d.c. meets Michigan farm wedding

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From the bride: 

Exactly 73 years earlier on June 20th, 1943 my grandparents John & Ethelmary Ebers came home to the farm after their wedding at the Holy Trinity rectory located 3 miles south of the farm. To get married on my family’s farm was truly magical. Andrew and I were excited to share the farm and history with all of our friends and family. It was tough planning and visualizing our Michigan wedding from Arlington, Virginia, but everything worked out perfectly. So many people in our lives came early to help make our dream wedding into a reality and we can never thank them enough. Our vendors were truly top notch. We are bursting with happiness with how everything turned out.  

Favorite Thing: Seeing ours guest from all over the globe laughing and busting a move on the dance floor.

Venue | Ebers family farm, Grand Rapids, MI

Makeup | Allison Bower

Hair |  A Davis Brown Salon

Photography | The Jon Hartman Photography Co.

Design + Coordination: Ideal Events + Design

Florals | Posh Petals

Bridal gown | Amsale

Bridal shoes | Kate Spade

Cake | The Joy of Cake

Invitation design | Bella Figura

Band | Jerry Ross

Ceremony Music | Signature String Quartet

Centerpieces | Billie Freeland, friend of bride

Reception Rentals | Cascade Rental

Catering | The Catering Co.

 

 

Stacey + Jay

Mill Creek Barn Wedding

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Venue: Mill Creek Barn in Watervliet, MI
Bride’s dress – BHLDN
Bride’s shoes – Lola Cruz
Groom’s suit – Banana Republic, Burberry
Hair and Make-up – Affinity Salon and Spa in St. Joseph
Jewelry – Alan Rocca Fine Jewelry in Oak Brook, IL 
Flowers – we did everything ourselves with the exception of the bridal bouquet and hair piece from Crystal Springs Florist in Benton Harbor
Invites – The Graphics Kitchen 
Cake and Cupcakes – Mimi’s Cupcakes in St. Joseph 
Band – The Cookies from Gaylord, MI
Catering – Whitehorse Farms
Bartending – Rustic Elegance by Sue Luther
Liquor Distributor – Liquor Cabinet 
Linens and dish rentals – Taylor Rental in Benton Harbor
 
A word from the bride: We had too many favorite parts of the day, everything was perfect! We opted not to do have first look and the experience of walking down the aisle was so powerful. Jay and I met through mutual friends, mine from high school and his from college, and we fell in love immediately. We fell in love with Millcreek Barns Wilde as soon as we walked in. We had been looking for something unconventional and had visited about 10 venues before finding Millcreek. We loved it’s simplicity and opted not to do much as far as flowers and decor as the venue itself is so stunning. Jay and I prefer to be outside so this was the perfect venue to be outside, but still have covering in case of rain. Our day was more magical than we ever dreamt possible. Thank you so much to  all of our vendors for helping us to create the truly perfect day. 
 

Katie + Joe

Cascade Hills Country Club Wedding

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Ceremony Venue: St. Andrews Cathedral | Reception Venue: Cascade  Hills Country Club | Bridal gown- Becker’s Bridal (Allure) | Bridal Jewelry – Ralph Lauren | Groom/groomsmen’s suits: Jos A. Banks | Photography: The Jon Hartman Photography Co. | Hair + Makeup: Design 1 Salon | Flowers: Hannah Rohn at Flora Design | Calligraphy : Lola Grace | Cake: Mary Briggs at Cascade Country Club  | Table numbers, table assignments:  Events by I Candy | Linens: Penny Waltman at Special Occasions West

A note from the bride herself:
“It couldn’t have worked out better, the Cathedral and Cascade Country Club were both number one choices and had one weekend open when we called– August 30th!  I wanted it to have a romantic, vintage and classic feel and found things I liked on Pinterest and wedding blogs.”
Favorite part of the day: Taking a step back and seeing all of our friends and family out on the dance floor.

Blair + Mike

Botanical Gardens Wedding at Frederik Meijer Gardens

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Venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens | Photography: The Jon Hartman Photography Co. | Florals: Posh Petals | Desserts: The Cakabakery | Invitation suite, Programs, Menus: DIY by bride’s design company, Brandscape (website coming soon!) | Reception decor (table no.s, placecards, etc.): DIY by bride | Bride’s hair: DIY | Bride’s makeup: Alexandra Nicole | Bridesmaids’ hair: Salon Citrene | Bride’s gown: Wtoo by Watters from Renee Austin Wedding | Bride’s earrings: BHLDN | Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom + Groomsmen’s suits: Jos A. Bank

Michelle + Jeff

Barn wedding at Wildwood Family Farms

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Venue: Wildwood Family Farms // Florals, Styling+ Decor: Kelly from Wildwood Family Farms // Photography: The Jon Hartman Photography Co.  // Misc. favors and decor: DIY by bride

 

Livia + Ryan

a downtown grand rapids wedding at City Flats

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Venue: City Flats Ballroom // Design + Planning: White Dress Events // Florals: Posh Petals // Photography: The Jon Hartman Photography Co. // Bridal shoes: Badgley Mischka with embellishments by bride

Livia + Ryan

Secret garden wedding at City Flats Hotel

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Venue: City Flats Ballroom // Design + Planning: White Dress Events // Florals: Posh Petals // Photography: The Jon Hartman Photography Co. // Bridal shoes: Badgley Mischka with embellishments by bride

Jen + Ryan

Backyard wedding at a private residence

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Ceremony venue: groom’s parents’ home | Reception venue: groom’s grandparents’ home (right next door!) | Bride’s dress: from Bridal Gallery | Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse | Photography: The Jon Hartman Photography Co. | Catering: Chef Brech

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Nicole + Matt

classic spring lake michigan wedding

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Ceremony venue: Spring Lake Presbyterian  |  Reception: Holiday Inn, Spring Lake | Bridal gown: : Sottero & Midgley from Renee Austin Wedding  | Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade | Bride’s jewelry: Etsy | Videography: Bradley Productions | Hair & Makeup: Reds Salon | Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse | Rings: family heirlooms

Katie & Joe

fall engagement session

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