Flowers | Grand Rapids Wedding Photographers
It’s Spring in West Michigan! As Grand Rapids wedding photographers, we know this means wedding planning is in full force. The majority of our weddings this year happen to be late summer weddings, with a few sprinkled in the fall.
One thing I love, love, LOVE, about weddings is the floral arrangements. I never used to have much of a green thumb, however, the home we purchased a couple of years ago has MAJOR landscaping. Thus I was forced to learn a little bit of gardening if I wanted to keep all of my new lovely flowers alive. Which I did!
I have always been able to appreciate beautiful flowers. I also always try to keep fresh flowers in our home… Thanks Aldi for the bouquets in the check-out lane! One thing I do not excel at though is knowing the names of flowers. Hopefully, someday this will be in my skill set!
I love how flowers can completely set the tone for a wedding. One thing I regret most about my own wedding was not designating enough of the budget to the floral designs.
Thankfully, we have several Florists in Grand Rapids and West Michigan who do an amazing job! Send me an email if you’d like to know who they are! And if you would love to see more floral photos, hop on over to our proofing site to see past weddings!
Baker Lofts, Wedding Reception Venue – Holland, Michigan
About Baker Lofts
Baker Lofts is a Wedding Ceremony and Reception venue located near Downtown Holland. If you’re looking for exposed brick, wooden floors, with a touch of industrial design for your wedding venue, this is your place! We have photographed weddings here over our 10 years of providing wedding photography services in West Michigan, and are always blown away at wedding receptions at Baker Lofts. In case you aren’t familiar with this venue, check out their website here!
Why We Love this Venue
It’s openness, exposed brick, and updated design add so much to wedding photos. It’s full of windows, letting so much natural light flow in. As a result, this venue is an excellent choice if you are having a winter wedding, as there are many options for photo locations inside. The exterior of the building works excellent as a photo background, and a park just across the street is perfect for outdoor photos as well. Furthermore, the house caterer, The Gilmore Collection, offers exceptional food and service. They are probably one of my most favorite caterers.
The photos below are from Julie & Jared’s reception which was located at this location. They were married July 1st, 2016, on one of the most gorgeous July days I can remember. The weather was absolutely beautiful. Julie picked out and planned so many wonderful details for her wedding, most of which I seriously LOVE. You can read more about their wedding ceremony here, which was also located at a downtown Holland venue. If you have been hunting for ceremony venue locations as well, be sure to check out Pillar Church! It’s classic, traditional design, are sure to blow you away, especially because of the pillars!
Juliae & Jared did an excellent job planning their day, we had a pleasure documenting it and can’t wait until the next time we’ll be photographing at Pillar Church or the Lofts again!
Baker Loft Photos
Julie & Jared’s Pillar Church Wedding in downtown Holland was the most perfect day in July. I was so happy to be a part of their special day!
About The Bride and Groom
We first met Julia and her son a few years ago while doing their family photos at the Holland State Park. Fast forward a couple of years and I met her again, only this time with her fiancee, Jared. These two actually met while they were both working at Gentex, in Zeeland. I knew right away at their consultation that their wedding day would be a great one to photograph! You might remember their engagement photos I posted earlier this year… you can view them here!
About Their Wedding
July 1st not only marked the start of a new month, but also the start of a new chapter in Julie and Jared’s lives. They were married at Pillar Church in downtown Holland on the most perfect July day ever. There are so many details from this wedding that I just love! From Julie’s super cute nails, to the wooden center pieces that my brother-in-law cut, to the mother of the groom’s shimmery dress that matched so perfect. If I ever got to do my wedding all over again, I’d be sure to copy every aspect from this wedding!
Pillar Church Wedding
Pillar Church is by far one of my favorite wedding ceremony locations. The church itself offers so many background options for photos, but there are literally endless spots in downtown Holland, which is Pillar Church is located. Julie & Jared’s pre-ceremony photos didn’t disappoint at Pillar Church!
After their ceremony, we finished up a few family photos outside, then headed to Baker Lofts, which is where their reception was located. I’ll have a full post on their reception soon! Mp<
Congratulations Julie & Jared!
Pillar Church Wedding Photos
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Last weekend, Tiffany and I photographed the wedding of my cousin, Jodi Kraker and now husband Ryan. Needless to say, it is quite a bit different doing wedding photography while pretty much having a Kraker family reunion at the same time! 🙂 It was good to see some family that we don’t see nearly as often. Back when we were all young we used to see each other every weekend at Grandma Krakers house! Lot’s of good memories there.
Thanks for letting us capture your big day Jodi and Ryan. We wish you a blessed and happy marriage. Enjoy the preview!