Michael is a guy from Ohio and Catherine a gal from West Michigan… but they met + fell in love in college at Michigan State University (Go green!). A mutual friend introduced them one evening and they were both smitten right away. They fell head over heels for each other – and the rest, they say, is history! These two adore each other, they share a genuine respect + care for one another, and they deeply love each other’s family. Their love is strong + sweet… and a gift to witness. After over 5 years of dating, Michael proposed on the beach in Florida last year and they began planning an early fall wedding in downtown Grand Rapids!

The entire event took place at the beautiful Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo. Their ceremony was genuine, meaningful, and joyful. They were so thrilled to finally become husband + wife! The celebration continued with cocktails on the patio, a live band, delicious dinner, canolis + cheesecake, and lots of dancing! There were smiles + laughter + happy tears throughout the day… honestly, it couldn’t have been a more delightful event! We were so honored to share in this occasion with them and are excited to share that story with you today! Congratulations, Michael + Catherine!

PS; We couldn’t share these images without giving a shoutout to the awesome crew of vendors we had the pleasure of working with this day…
Wedding Coordinator AND Florals :: Posh Petals
Hair + Makeup :: Pure Salon
Bride’s Dress :: Renee Austin Bridal
Ceremony Strings + Reception Band :: Blue Water Kings Band
Videographer :: Xavier Nicole
Caterer + Bar :: Martha’s Vineyard
Dessert :: Nantucket Baking Company

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