It was the first Saturday of May and the perfect spring day (I’m talking sunshine, blue skies and mid-70s!). Flowers were just beginning to bloom and people were beginning to shed their winter skin. On that day, it was clear that spring had officially sprung in Michigan.

I met up with Jayme and her girls at her mom’s house. As I arrived, most of the ladies were enjoying the sunshine and cold drinks on the back porch. The guys were a few blocks away at the soon-to-be-newlyweds’ home. The morning was full of preparation, but peaceful (minus the brief earthquake at noon – what!?). When everyone was ready, we headed to the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids. Neal + Jayme saw each other for the first time in the rooftop greenhouse – the same place where they would say their vows a couple hours later. We enjoyed the sun + warmth for portraits around the Market before the ceremony. The ceremony was meaningful and beautiful tribute to the beginning of their marriage. Afterwards, we celebrated with drinks on the terrace, dinner as the sun set and dancing late into the night. The entire day was speckled with fun, memorable, and sweet moments and it was an honor to witness. Congratulations, you two!

HAIR by Ellie from Chasing Vanity Salon // MAKEUP by Chelsea Joy // FLOWERS by Christie Start // DJ Adrian Butler // Shout out to one of my best gals, TINA, who stepped in for Jonathan as my second shooter for this story. :)

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During the parent dances, as Jayme danced with her mother, her brothers surprised her by individually taking turns to dance with her during the song. Wowie. What a sweet moment!!
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SEE MORE PICTURES OF NEAL + JAYME BY CHECKING OUT THEIR FALL ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS!

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