don + alayna // downtown grand rapids summer wedding

When I think about Don + Alayna and how perfectly they are matched, how dearly they care for one another, and how much joy they bring each other… I can’t help but smile. These two individuals are some of the best humans out there – they are kind, smart, adventurous, and genuine. They love their people deeply and they cherish the beauty that’s around them. We’ve known Alayna + her family for some time now (remember her sister Lynnae’s downtown Boston wedding?)… and when we met Don – we instantly knew that he was special. They just click, ya know?

We were thrilled and honored when they asked us to capture their wedding story for them. Their day did not disappoint! It was simple, yet elegant – filled with intention, love, and a beautiful community of family + friends. Their separate journeys have taken them all over the country, but they decided to celebrate in a city they love – Grand Rapids, Michigan. The ceremony was held outdoors under the trees at Spring Grove Park and the reception followed at the Downtown Market. Both venues perfectly suited them for their wedding day and they added touches to personalize it even more – from the special readings at the ceremony to all four parents giving toasts at the reception to the mother/son piano duet in lieu of a dance… so many good moments!!

Don + Alayna – thank-you for inviting us to tell your story and to be a part of your celebration. It was a gift to be able to be witnesses to your day. Cheers!
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Dinner was a TACO BAR from Tacos El Cuñado in Grand Rapids. Um, YES PLEASE! :)July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017July 28, 2017

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