I met Sam several years ago. We were both in college and shared mutual friends. From the moment I met her, I remember her being a sweet, happy individual and I always loved catching up with her whenever I could. One of my first memories of James coincidentally, is at a wedding! He and Sam had been dating for a few months and she was a bridesmaid at a wedding I was attending. At one point, during the reception, the power went out (yes, true story) and James immediately dove in – helping locate and pick-up a generator so that the party could continue. Instantly, I could tell he was confident, yet gracious and kind… and he made Sam even happier than she ever had been. I knew right then that they were made for each other.
Over the last few months as I’ve gotten to know them as a couple and learned more about the two of them, I’ve come to realize that they actually are perfect for each other :) James + Sam adore one another, make each other laugh constantly and deeply care + respect for each other and their loved ones. It was pure joy to watch these two interact with each other and their guests on their wedding day. I’m pretty sure they didn’t stop smiling all day long – they were just too excited that their wedding had finally come! They were wed at Baldwin Street CRC in Jenison, MI and celebrated at Wallinwood Springs Golf Club nearby. The typical March weather tried to “rain” on this party… but as I learned over a year ago, James (+ Sam) won’t let a good party be stopped by anything ;) Congratulations, you two! Enjoy the preview of your day!
she keeps it simple and I am thankful for her kind of lovin’… ’cause it’s simple / no longer do we wonder if we’re together, we’re way past that and I’ve already asked her / she’s talkin’ to me with her voice down so low I barely hear her, but I know what she’s sayin’ / I understand because my heart and hers are the same // true love is not the kind of thing you should turn down… don’t ever turn it down… And in January we’re gettin’ married
// lyrics from “January Wedding” by the Avett Brothers
Matt + Kristin love each other with a true love that is simple, but full. You can see the depth in the way he looks at her and the way she talks about him… their love is sweet, but fun. And on a wintery Saturday, Matt + Kristin had themselves a January wedding. They vowed forever, toasted with family and friends and celebrated into the snowy eve in Rochester. Personally, these two kicked off the 2013 wedding season for me and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the year. If this wedding was an indication of what 2013 is going to hold, I’m totally on board :) Matt + Kristin, thanks for sharing your love… enjoy the preview of your amazing day!
Matt + Kristin had their ceremony in chapel of Faith Lutheran Church in Troy, MI:How do you keep bridesmaids warm during outdoor portraits in the snow? Just like this… :)Their reception was held at the Rochester Community HouseOne of my favorite parts of the day… their first dance. “January Wedding” by the Avett Brothers was just absolutely perfect for this moment.