Blue Dress Barn- Amy and Sarah

Blue Dress Barn, Benton Harbor MI Congratulations Amy and Sarah! These two met online, and have been together for five and a half years. With their busy schedules, they made sure to make time for each other on Sunday and Monday nights, with wine. I knew I liked them right away with that tidbit.

Amy proposed on their balcony at home, in Chicago. Friends and family gathered below with umbrellas, with one bright red heart umbrella in the center. "I Choose You", by Sarah Bareilles, was playing in the background, and then everyone down below held up a sign asking, "Will you marry me?".

The wedding day was very laid back, at one of the best venues on the west side! My favorite parts of this day were the funnies that weren't expected. Their vows to each other, the dance that Amy and the fellas prepared for Sarah, and the costumes... An alligator dancing with the bride? Why not?

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your story. You two are so much fun and easy-going!! Two traits to keep with you through all of life's adventures. Here is a sneak peek of the big day:

Blue Dress Barn Wedding, Rebecca and Jessica Roost

Blue Dress Barn, my new favorite venue! Benton Harbor, MI

Congratulations Mrs. and Mrs. Roost!! Whooo hoooo!! I have been so excited for this wedding. I have known Rebecca for years and I am so ecstatic that these two found each other. These two just fit and make sense. Both Jessica and Rebecca are completely out-of-this-world-gorgeous, both inside and out. They make your day better by just being around. Both personalities bring light to the room.

Rebecca proposed to Jess while picking apples at a local orchard. These two are so so fun. Lots of giggling. The Roosts had moved away to New York and lived out there for a bit, but a whole lot of people are glad they made the move back to Grand Rapids (including me!).  They have a huge circle of close friends and family. Amazing people, seriously. Dan, a good friend of the girls, made his debut as Dan the DJ/MC. How fun was that?!! He did a fabulous job and kept everyone dancing all night.

I had so many favorite parts of the day! One was the getting ready part. The room was divided by a sheet and the girls were not to see each other. Twenty people getting ready in one little divided room- super fun. Everyone was so excited! Another was how the sun rays kept falling right on the two of them during the ceremony, giving me goosebumps! Also, right after the ceremony, the entire bridal party ran to the bridal suite and we could hear them all jumping up and down and screaming. It was such a cool finish to the beautiful ceremony and a fun sign that the party was about to begin.

I am so honored that I was chosen to document their big day, and I am always honored to be called their friend!! Thank you, ladies. You're the best.

Enjoy the sneak peek!

Thank you to my second photographer, Lauren Nicole!!