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Carriage House Wedding at The Felt Mansion

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May 27, 2021

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Adam and Mari are married! Their intimate wedding celebration took place at the Carriage House at the Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan. The day was absolutely perfect. It was warmer than expected but the day was filled with endless joy. So many hugs, so many tears of joy and so much excitement for the steps and days ahead.

These two went to high school together (with me!) but didn’t connect again until many years later. Adam’s sister-in-law, Corrie, and her sister, Ann (who just happens to be Mari’s best friend), set these two up and they were together ever since….leading us to this amazing day!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

We started off the day at a hotel where the ladies were busily getting makeup, hair and the final touches on while I was shooting details.

I loved Mari’s shoes!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

This handsome guy below, Drew, is Mari’s son. He is seriously adorable!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Alyssa from Fleurology Designs always creates stunning bouquets!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

While I was spending time with the ladies, my second photographer, Ryan, was hanging out with the guys at the church.

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Their ceremony took place at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Grand Rapids.

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

This moment is so sweet where Drew walked Mari down the aisle. Many, many tears of joy at this special time.

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Married!!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

After the ceremony, we headed over to The Felt Mansion in Holland for portraits where their reception was being held. I have to admit….I may have overdone it on portraits with these two but then again…is that even possible?!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Mari’s dress was gorgeous. I loved the layers of lace and a little bit of sparkle.

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Adam looked handsome in his charcoal gray suit. Simple and classic.

Oh goodness, this light! I could have shot in it all day!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

The pond near the mansion is so pretty for portraits with the fountain and opportunity for reflections. So, so gorgeous!

Mari, just wow. You are absolutely stunning.

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

The decor was simple, organic and elegant. Absolutely gorgeous!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Ok, so the food was an absolute hit from The Everyday Chef and Wife. Believe it or not, these were just the appetizers!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Adam gave a short speech and played a slideshow with song for Mari and Drew. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place. Thank goodness for autofocus on my camera!

So, I said the appetizers were great but look at this dinner!

This may be my favorite first dance photo. The soft sun light, the mansion in the background, the strung twinkle lights. Absolutely perfect.

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Now dessert. Goodness…..you just need to hire this amazing caterer/chef asap!

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Sunset (or what I call “low light”) photos – what I plan the entire day around. When the light is the softest and lower in the sky.

Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan
Intimate wedding at the Carriage House at Felt Mansion in Holland, Michigan

Adam & Mari – thank you SO incredibly much for trusting me with your wedding photos. Being a part of your day was such an honor for me and I count it as a huge blessing. I hope that you love these for years and years to come. I know it was a long road to get to this point but I pray that your marriage is nothing short of endless happiness starting on day one.

xoxo – Kellie

Wedding Day Vendors:

Ceremony Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Parish – Grand Rapids, MI
Reception Location: The Felt Estate Carriage House – Holland, MI
Catering: The Everyday Chef & Wife – Grand Rapids, MI
Bride’s Dress: Becker’s Bridal – Fowler, MI
Makeup: Erick Gerson – Grand Rapids, MI
Hair: Sommer from Jeffrey Richard Salon – Grand Rapids, MI
Florist: Fleurology Designs – Grand Rapids, MI
Rings: Kay Jewelers
Invitations: Shutterfly
Rentals: Alpine Events – Grand Rapids, MI
Photography: Us!

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  1. Corrie Hillary says:

    Absolutely stunning pictures. Thankful that you captured their special day. 

  2. […] this session but I love the people even more! Do you remember Adam and Mari? I photographed their wedding this past summer at the Felt Estate in Holland and just recently I was lucky enough to photograph […]

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