The University Club of Grand Rapids Wedding | Seth & Katie’s Downtown Summer Wedding
Seth & Katie’s University Club of Grand Rapids wedding was such a perfect day.
I met Katie exactly five years before this day. The day after their wedding, a Facebook memory popped up on my phone from a trip that my friend, Heather, and I took to San Francisco together. It was such a fun trip. We ate lots of seafood, hiked through old Redwood Trees and toured wineries in Sonoma Valley even though neither of us liked wine. Also on that trip, we met up with her friend Katie. This beautiful bride right here! I remember, while touring one of the wineries, talking about how gorgeous it would be to photograph a Sonoma Valley wedding. The buildings were so beautiful and the foliage was so different than I was used to….basically drool-worthy scenery for a light and airy wedding photographer! To this day, I can still recall Katie saying, “Someday, I’ll have you take my wedding photos!” All throughout their day I kept thinking to myself…..”well…someday is here!”
Seth and Katie had such a fun day! Their family and friends surely know how to have a good time. It isn’t very often that we stay after our cameras are put away, but this time, we danced and danced. Everyone there made us feel so welcome and the Blue Water Kings Band was so good that everyone was on that dance floor! My favorite part of the day was seeing how happy Katie was walking down the aisle. You could just see it in her eyes that she was truly happy. Not happy for the wedding or for her pretty dress, but just happy to be marrying the man that was waiting for her at the end of the aisle. After all, that is what this is all about….isn’t it!?
Oh….and the dogs….they were a favorite too! (You’ll see more of them halfway through the post 😉 )
Here are some of their Grand Rapids engagement pics from the fall too if you want a little flashback!
Katie – you were absolutely gorgeous!!
Ashlynn & Makenna – the cutest flower girls around!
Veils are always a win!
I LOVED Seth’s jacket. Such a fun alternative for the groom….raspberry!
This is my friend Heather that I mentioned above….the cute flower girls are all hers!
Right before the ceremony, Katie gave her a dad a gift that was seriously the sweetest. I wasn’t crying…..
I just love how happy Katie looks when she sees her mom…
This is the look you get when the flower girl knows you 😉
Such a beautiful church!!
Mr & Mrs!!
I just love this shot of them walking out of the church. Such a gorgeous day they were blessed with!
I just love Seth’s raspberry suit coat. Such a fun color change for the groom!
From now on, can everyone please have cute dogs dressed in wedding attire at their weddings?!
Flower girls and doggies….the BEST!
While I went to the reception venue to photograph all the pretty details….Joe went with the bridal party to photograph some rooftop fun at the ‘pre-party’! (I hear there was an after party too haha!)
I always love eucalyptus!!
Even though the clouds were hiding the sun for golden hour, it was still nice to take a few moments and just soak in the day 🙂
(We have tons of great dancing party photos….but I think we will err on the side of caution and not post any for the guest’s sake! The Blue Water Kings Band was amazing!!)
Seth & Katie – thank you SO much for asking us to be such a special part of your day. We loved being there for all the behind the scenes moments and hope that you enjoy these images for decades to come! You two truly were such a joy to work with and make our jobs even more of a dream than we could have imagined!
Katie – I am SO glad I met you five years ago in San Francisco 🙂
Have an amazing time in Hawaii! We may be just a little jealous…!
University Club of Grand Rapids Wedding Day Vendors:
Ceremony Venue: LaGrave Avenue CRC – Grand Rapids, MI
Reception Venue: The University Club – Grand Rapids, MI
Catering: The University Club
Florist: Blooms by Bert & Beth – Grand Rapids, MI
Cake: The University Club
Music & Entertainment: Blue Water Kings Band
Hair & Makeup: Head of the Pride – Grand Rapids, MI
Party Bus: Affordable Limo – Grand Rapids, MI
Bride’s Gown: Stella York from Fantastic Finds – Lansing, MI
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Flowergirl Dresses: Arabella and Rose
Groom’s Jacket: Nordstrom’s
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer