ryan&danielle | grand rapids, michigan wedding

By AlyssaWagner on June 12, 2017 | comments
I am SO excited to share this wedding with you all today. I don’t know if it’s the beautiful sunshine out my window or all the happy feels I have about my job after yet another deeply meaningful and fun wedding weekend or Ryan&Danielle’s sheer awesomeness (likely the biggest factor) but I’m giddy over here.
 
These two are so fantastic. First of all, they met on a dating website called Coffee Meets Bagel - how great is that?! I mean, what great love stories don’t start with coffee and carbs? This wedding day was marked by so much peace and joy. Honestly think I laughed at least 30 times an hour all 10 hours we were there (you do the math). Their families were warm and welcoming, and their friends SO much fun. It was just beautiful. It rained almost the entire time we had allotted for portraits after the ceremony and it didn’t even matter. So R&D are the real mvps, you guys. True love ignores all rain. ;)
 
Also to note, this was our first time shooting at the New Vintage Place and we loved it! It had a killer set up for a great flow during cocktail hour and the main room is full of brick and large windows. And things couldn’t have gone more professionally and smoothly. I know, this is the most exciting paragraph I have ever written, but it’s worth noting :) I hope we get to be back there!
 
Here’s a list of all the killer vendors that made up this day! I would GLADLY work with any of these folks again, they all did an incredible job.
 
hair + makeup // Cheeky Strut
getting ready location // Courtyard Marriott
gown // Justin Alexander
suit // Black Tux
florals // Truer Design (Their bouquets are swoon-worthy)
ceremony // St. Alphonsus Church
reception // New Vintage Place
catering // West Michigan Catering
dessert // Love's Ice Cream and Italian cookies made by family!
dj // Roger from Bugbee's DJ Plus (He was a riot! Thanks Roger!)
 
Enjoy a peek into this delightful day. Really proud of these images! Wish we could live it again. All of our love, R&D. We are so grateful to know you and to have been a part of such a special day.
 
Much love,
 
Alyssa&Drew