andrew&stephanie | downtown grand rapids, michigan wedding

By AlyssaWagner on June 05, 2017 | comments

We had the joy of kicking off our 2017 wedding season with Andrew&Stephanie’s fantastic wedding day, and if tacos and dreamy flowering trees don’t scream ‘it’s gonna be a good freakin’ year’ I’m not sure what does.

These two became instant friends of ours at our first meeting over coffee (at Lantern Coffee here in GR, because duh.) and I remember leaving that meeting pinching ourselves that, once again, we’d get the opportunity to be a part of the lives of such amazing people on such an important day. They will make you laugh (a whole lot) and feel so appreciated the whole time you’re with them. And is it ever obvious that they’re just the best of friends. You’re instantly comfortable being yourself around them because they’re so comfortable being themselves around each other. It’s a special kind of gift when people can offer that to the world around them just by being who they are.

So hey - A&S - thank you. For inviting us into your wedding day, for trusting us implicitly, for always offering up such kind and encouraging words about what we do, and of course… for feeding us tacos. Grateful we get to call you friends now. :)

Special shoutout to Michigan for holding off on the rain until juuuuust the right time when I wanted to use the umbrellas anyway ;) I feel like we’re starting off on good terms for this year, ya dreamy mitten state you. Also, let’s just talk for a second about what a classic beauty Stephanie is in this stunner of a wedding dress, holy moly. Top that off with Cheeky Strut working their hair and makeup magic and that outrageously beautiful bouquet from Stem’s Market… I was all sorts of swooning.

Here’s a list of all the killer vendors that made up this day!

hair + makeup // Cheeky Strut
gown // Adora Belle
suit // Men’s Wearhouse
florals // Stem’s Market
ceremony // Crossroads Bible Church
reception // Downtown Market Grand Rapids
catering // Tacos El Cunado (Downtown Market) (please, everyone, hire them. and then us.)

Thanks again for stopping by :)

Much love,

Alyssa&Drew