conner&claire | grand rapids, michigan wedding

By AlyssaWagner on November 01, 2016 | comments
Once upon a time, there was a certain girl and a certain guy who worked at Red Robin. You know… the place with all the burgers and the large robin mascot? That place. From time to time, girl would get the gem of a job that is dressing up in the large robin costume and making the day of many-a-children. Meanwhile, guy thought to himself, “well that is one cute bird.”

Turns out large mascot costumes can get a little warm (who knew? ;)) so she would take her breaks while standing in the cooler, sans bird head. He thought to himself… ya know what this girl would love? Her favorite cold beverage, an Arnold Palmer. So every cooler break, there he was, Arnold Palmer in hand, crushing hard on that babe of a bird.

And not to totally ruin the ending, but… it worked! And that duo, of course, is the absolutely fantastic pair you get to meet in the photos below.

Moral of the story - never underestimate the appeal of large mascot costume and an appropriately timed icy beverage. ;)

Conner&Claire are everything you see in these photos below. They are quick to laugh, 110% easy to be with, and beautiful through and through. The deeply and obviously care about the people around them, and treat them like the most important people in the world. We felt like old friends the entire day, which is such a special kind of joy. Still wishing we could celebrate this day all over again! Also, I (Alyssa) got to stop ArtPrize traffic a few times this day, as oh yes of course we decided to shoot downtown Grand Rapids in the middle of a late September Saturday, and it felt awesome. So there’s a thing I’d like to continue. Yes, in all seriousness.

Special thanks to the people that helped make their day >>

hair + makeup // Design 1 Salon Spa (Grandville)
gown // Mori Lee
suit // Men’s Wearhouse
florals // En Gedi Bridal Floral Design
ceremony // Basilica of St. Adalbert
officiants // Father Dan Schumaker & Dave Blanchard
reception + catering // Watermark Country Club
cake // Emma Leahy (Cakes by Emma)
dj/performer extraordinaire // Rick Canzano

C&C, we’re so glad you’re our friends. Not really sure what else to say on the matter, you just make our lives better :)

All our love,

Alyssa&Drew