“If you were a boat, my darling, I’d be the wind at your back. If you were afraid, my darling, I’d be the courage you lack. If you were a bird, then I’d be a tree and you would come home, my darling, to me. If you were asleep, then I’d be a dream. Wherever you are, that’s where my heart will be… Oh, do you know we belong together? Oh, do you know my heart is yours?” – BOAT SONG by JJ Heller
It’s hard to put this wedding story into words. Love, laughter, grace, beauty, and joy resonated throughout every moment of the day. Separately, Trevor + Lynée have had difficult, challenging journeys. But through what they say is nothing short of a “miracle”, they found one other and found the courage + strength to say “yes” to a new adventure together. And together, they make an amazing team. They are a delight to be around. They are compassionate, kind, and joyful… and most importantly, they absolutely adore each other and each others’ kids! :)
They wed on a warm, overcast June afternoon at The Branch on the southeast side of Grand Rapids. Their ceremony was sincere and intimate – beautifully reflecting their relationship – past, present and future. After the ceremony, they rode in a vintage Ford Model A to Aquinas College where we celebrated at the Cook Carriage House with close family + friends. It’s been an honor to walk this road with them to their wedding day and I’m thrilled to share a preview of their story with you today. Sit back and enjoy – this is a little lengthy ;)
ps – if you can’t get enough of these two, you can check out their engagement pictures here ;)
Trevor + Lynée gifted each of the kids with a Leland Bluestone necklace (the same stone in Lynée’s engagement ring). Leland Bluestone is created from slag that is dumped in the harbor…and by the time the debris washes up to shore, they become smooth, blue stones. Trevor + Lynee resonate with the idea of creating beauty from ashes – and the Leland Bluestone has become a symbol of that in their relationship and with their families.
Kangaroo Kitchen + Catering provided the food – which was absolutely delicious! They were even able to accommodate a number of dietary needs for the guests – including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options!