Janelle and Scott's wedding in Spring Lake, Michigan was absolutely beautiful and full of love! Now let me give you a little backstory on these two and their crazy (and beautiful) love story. When I met Janelle to talk about their wedding and picking a wedding photographer, she was living in Grand Rapids and Scott was down in Nashville. The two of them are from the east side of Michigan and they met at work, and moved down to Nashville for a few years. They then moved to Grand Rapids a few weeks BEFORE their wedding! The first time I actually met Scott was in Nashville when I took their engagement pictures. Let me just tell you these two are amazing people, just the afternoon I spent with them I felt like we had been friends for years. I could definitively see this during their wedding day when friends from every point in their life (even current) were their to support them and their marriage.
Their ceremony was at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Dan who is always one of my favorites to officiate weddings. He knows how to make the ceremony fun, but also important to the couple giving great real advice. I love that the girls getting ready room has a live feed of the sanctuary; I walked in the room and Janelle laughed and said "I saw you talking to Pastor Dan, did he tell you a few jokes?" Janelle and Scott had a unique first look, with having their families there to witness. It ended up being super sweet, and you could just feel the love for the two of them from everyone.
After the ceremony we hopped on a pretty awesome party bus and headed to Vander Mill for a drink and some pictures. Janelle and Scott both love the Blue Gold cider, which is a mix of blueberries with the apple cider (it's quite amazing if you haven't tried it!) From there we headed to the beach for a few pictures, and then to Trillium for the reception. Their reception was A BLAST and filled with a ton of love and tears. Janelle danced with her mom, which was just so beautiful and fun. We did sneak out for a few pictures after the dances, which was just a ton of fun we did some twirling and jumping and of course a ton of laughing.
All in all, it was truly a perfect day; the weather couldn't have been any better! Together, Janelle and Scott completely compliment one another. They are a perfect match, and I am just bursting with joy that I got to document their love. Janelle and Scott, I am so happy that I was there to witness the beginning of your marriage. Thank you so much for being so incredible, from the first time I met with Janelle, to your engagement session and your wedding day. I hope this new life together in Grand Rapids gets better each and every day.
Photographer: Sydney Marie Photography
Planner: Little Luxury Events
Make-up Artist: Sam Klug
Florist: Posh Petals
Ceremony venue: Spring Lake Presbyterian Church
Reception venue: Trillium Events
Transportation service: Limos by Lilly
Caterer: Trillium Events
DJ/Band: Movin Music
Engagement Ring: Minor Jewelry
Wedding Bands: Waterfall Jewelers
Wedding Attire Bride: White Arbor Bridal
Wedding Attire Groomsmen: Men's Wearhouse