Wedding

HANNAH + TAYLOR /// GRAND RAPIDS BACKYARD WEDDING

these two are always laughing together…you can really tell they are each others’ best friends. you can always tell how amazing a couple is by how good the speeches are. i found myself both laughing and tearing up while hearing their many friends gush over how much they love them. it was a very hot michigan day and many cold beers were drank. the heat didn’t hold anyone back from having the best time, though. hannah and taylor threw quite the party. the whole day was pretty magical, but that dance party at the end…amazing. it was the best day and i’m so happy for these two.

KATE + DEDE /// HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS /// SAN FRANCISCO, CA WEDDING

kate + dede's day was the frickin best. starting the day off with grilled cheese and polaroids to their first look in a stairwell and toasting with champagne. their day was so chill and so perfectly them. they were surrounded by their badass crew dressed in all black. their ceremony had everyone in the room tearing up, even me. the cocktail hour was full of deep belly laughs in the photo booth bus and eating delicious squash blossoms. my favorite part of a wedding day is typically the toasts and their toasts were some of the funniest i've ever heard. i've never seen someone laugh as hard as kate hearing her brother give that toast. the night ended with the sweetest father/daughter dance in which they switched halfway through to dance with the others' dad. kate and dede are some of the sweetest and funniest people you'll ever meet. i'm so glad to know them and to be there for this day.

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AMRINE + BRYAN /// LELAND, MICHIGAN WEDDING /// LEELANAU PENINSULA

amrine + bryan.
married on the river in northern michigan.
walking through the fish town.
neighboring kayakers paddling up for a visit.
the funniest toast i've ever heard and the hardest laughing i've ever seen.
these two are kind, welcoming, hilarious, and their families are the same way.
what an honor to be welcomed into this day.

leland, mi.

AUBREY + CRAIG /// SAN FRANCISCO WEDDING /// RENGSTORFF HOUSE

aubrey + craig.
an old mansion.
handmade watercolor decorations.
a windmill for life's biggest occassions.
the messiest bbq.
marriage is messy!
a champaign pour.
everyone singing along to your first dance.
all under the rainbow pendants.

STEPHANIE + DAN /// ENSENADA, MEXICO /// WEDDING

stephanie + dan.
friends and family helping everywhere.
laying out by the pool.
little pup running around.
the most emotional vows.
the raddest dance party with a swan.

i absolutely loved going down to mexico to be there for stephanie and dan's amazing day. these two love hard and throw the best dance party.