james&alexiana | grand rapids, michigan wedding

By AlyssaWagner on August 13, 2015 | comments
“I don’t know if there’s a healthier way for two people to stay in love than to stop using each other to resolve their unfulfilled longings and, instead, start holding each other closely as they experience them.” –Donald Miller, ‘Scary Close’

This quote has stuck with me lately. I don’t know if it’s more because I needed it so much in my own marriage, or more because it’s given me a renewed joy for this beautiful commitment we get to watch so many others make. But it has, and it’s changed me.

There are probably a hundred things I could say in this blog post about these two, but I’m going to keep it simple. They’re just better together. They’ve been through a lot of life in their short time together, and it’s been a joy to watch them travel it hand in hand, working and learning to do it to the benefit of the other. Which I’m sure so many of you know… is no easy task! But I am excited to watch them grow and continue on as they learn to hold each other close through it all. Marriage is a wonderful journey – and you two are suited for it, J&A. We love you. :)

And for a quick section of shout outs to the GREATEST vendors known to man… (I mean that. Seriously. Hire all of these people. Do it.)

Ceremony + Reception // The Goei Center
Coordinator Extraordinaire // Monica Lawrence of Grand Occasions
Hair + Makeup // Genesis Salon
Caterer // Martha’s Vineyard
Baker of Epic Cheesecakes // Nick Van Liere of Rise Grand Rapids
Florals // Eastern Floral
DJ // Universal Tunes
Videographers of the Year // Brian and Stacey | Photography + Cinema

Enjoy a peek into this lovely day, everyone! So grateful to have been able to capture it.

Much love,