Posts tagged intimate outdoor wedding
provin trails grand rapids forest engagement
 

hunter + gabrielle | grand rapids, michigan

there is nothing like a frolicking in the forrest with two people who truly love each other.  is that corny...ok ya thats corny but just go with it.  shooting in the midwest version of forests might be on my top favorite places to shoot.  you would never know hidden in these forests was a mini sand dune we got all to ourselves.  little pockets of light shone through the trees...there is nothing better.

it doesnt get much sweeter than these two.  one of my favorite things since photographing gabrielle and hunter is following gabrielle on social media and seeing all the beautiful things she has to say about hunter.  she is so wise and I admire her walk with the lord.  I often find myself saying "YES GURL" to her posts.  so in the words of gabrielle I will leave you with this:

"Choice is powerful. Let’s not forget the influence that we have on those who we love and on those who love us. Are you being that same reminder to someone today?"

 
sundance studios intimate outdoor diy wedding
 

britt + cory | St. Joseph, michigan

Sundance Studios vintage wedding event space in benton harbor, mi.  can we just talk about them for a minute.  I had the privilege to get married at their other venue, The Blue Dress Barn, and they are the most amazingly talented people I have ever met.  Last year was the first year the space was open and it was so fun following along with their renovations.  I could not recommend them enough.  ok no more gushing. promise...

ok maybe some gushing about britt and cory.  

I went to college with these two and it has been so fun watching their story evolve.  I talked a little bit about it when I blogged their engagement session here, but long story short they are two of the most kind hearted people I have ever met.  they invest in people so well and I admire that about them.

their intimate diy wedding is one i could relive over and over again.  all of the details, from corys leather tie, to the wooden blocks to hold the rings, to the table numbers were all handmade by cory himself.  but my all time favorite part with working with couples like these two is knowing that long after the wedding is over and the photographs are delivered i will still get to call them friends.  if you want that relationship then i want to work with you!

 
stafford perry hotel intimate rainy wedding
 

sarah + drew | petoskey, Michigan

so heres the deal.  sarah and drew are both dentists.  me and dentists are not really on great terms.  if you know anything about me you know that i cry even getting my teeth cleaned. so starting out i was a little unsure if we could make this whole friendship thing work...but then i got to know them. can we just talk about how stinking adorable these two are!?  sarahs smile can illuminate a room and the best part is, it is drew who is usually making her glow like that.  despite the torrential downpour that happened most of their wedding day, these two never lost their glow.  you would have never known between drews jokes and sarahs giggles that a storm was brewing outside the stafford perry hotel.  the phrase of the day was, "its good luck, right!" 

these two don't need luck, I think they'll be just fine!

so now my only problem is not if i am going to go to the dentist...but which dentist i am going to visit first!?!

ceremony + reception: stafford's perry hotel

florals: stems & sprigs

wedding planner: Melissa at forever and a day events

^^highlyyyy highly recommend these ladies btw!