Over the past few years we had heard that CityFlats Ballroom in Grand Rapids was a great venue for a wedding reception. Chris and Sarah loved the venue so much they decided to host both their ceremony and reception in the space. With their ceremony and wedding reception both in the downtown area, it would allow their guests from across the country the chance to explore downtown Grand Rapids and discover for themselves why Chris and Sarah love the area so much. When we first met with Chris and Sarah we found out these two loved Grand Rapids (even though neither is originally from the area) and they have a love of beer. In fact, Chris is a homebrewer that had one of his beers in the National Homebrewer's Conference held in Grand Rapids in 2014. Now with Grand Rapids having the title of "Beer City USA", they wanted to invite friends and family to experience the things they love about the city. We even photographed these two at Brewery Vivant for their engagement session. One of the great touches at the end of their wedding day was even a souvenir brew from Chris' homebrew collection that guests were able to take with them as they headed home.
The year we've been able to get to know them has been a great experience for us. Being part of their amazing wedding day was such a great culmination to their engagement, the day could not have gone any better. The weather was perfect. The day was well coordinated by the staff of CityFlats Hotel and Michelle of Red Heels Events. The food was great, the drinks were even better. From the details of Sarah's dress, her shoes, matching socks for all the guys, a stroll around downtown for photos and a stop at Grand Rapids Brewing Company, these two raised the bar when it comes to weddings over the Memorial Day weekend. The wedding weekend was so great that friends and family will be talking about it all year long!
Enjoy the great locations, the great city scapes of downtown Grand Rapids and you're going to love how these two wonderful people put together a beautiful day to begin their marriage!
If you would like to see their complete wedding gallery, be sure to visit their wedding website by clicking here.
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