sam&hannah | grand rapids, michigan wedding

By AlyssaWagner on August 03, 2016 | comments
A few weeks ago, amidst 90 degrees and the threat of storms all day, we celebrated Sam&Hannah. And what a day of pure joy it was. Not only did ALL of the rain hold off until the reception (where it sounded like a stampede of animals more than a downpour of rain!) but it happened to be the most beautiful and peaceful day. Full of anticipation, laughter, and many breaks to pick tiny summer bugs out of layers of tulle. (Isn’t a July wedding without it, right?)

These two are are such a fantastic pair. It’s easy for anyone to see how incredibly happy they are just to be next to each other. Which might be in part due to the fact that they met by Sam saving Hannah from the impending doom of a volleyball smashing her in the face, but I’m gonna attribute most of it to the simple fact that they are truly best friends. She turns the seat warmer on for him when he gets into the cold car. He makes her laugh so hard to the point of peeing crying. ;) ...the kind of love that makes you really happy about the world.

So needless to say, their day was the best. Yeah, we sweat like 4 times over, but more than that we laughed, danced, fought back tears, and ate some awesome food. We will take a crazy humid day with people like these any day. :)

And shoutout to the people that helped make the day! >>

dress // Wtoo by Watters, purchased from Renee Austin Wedding
suit // Bunny Tuxedo
hair + makeup // Hanna Wagner Design
floral  // Easter Floral
videography // Ingalls Pictures
ceremony + reception  // The Goei Center
officiant // Lonnie Shields
catering // West Michigan Caterer
dessert // Rachel’s Lovin’ From The Oven
dj // Tab Brooks

Thanks again for asking us to photograph such a wonderful day, S&H. There were a couple times during your reception we just stepped back to watch you two float around your reception hand in hand enjoying it all and had to smile - you have such a good thing. Grateful to call you friends!

All our love,