We love photographing weddings at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids. It is our home church after all. It gets even better when we can photograph the wedding celebrations of people we have known for a while.
We have known Julie for a while. We met through her parents, Chuck and Brenda who attend Calvary as well.
Julie is a sweetheart of a woman. She is an elementary school teacher, which means you know she's pretty much a saint.
She and Justin met online several years ago and through the years their relationship blossomed. She became a second mom to Justin's son, Lucas and they now live in the greater Detroit area.
The wedding day that Justin and Julie planned was simple.
Less than 60 guests.
Ceremony at Calvary Church. Family and wedding party photos following the service.
Travel down to Charley's Crab for dinner and drinks (who doesn't like filet and lobster tail for dinner, right?).
Have a horse drawn carriage pick up Justin and Julie, taking them to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
When we are part of smaller weddings like Justin and Julie's, it reminds us that fewer guests means the bride and groom can greet everyone in attendance and have meaningful conversations with their closest family and friends.
It was a blessing to be a part of Justin and Julie's wedding day and if you would like to view all the photos from Justin and Julie's wedding day, be sure to click the link below.
Ceremony Location: Calvary Church, Grand Rapids
Reception Location: Charley's Crab, Downtown Grand Rapids
Wedding Dress: David's Bridal
Groom's Suit: The Suit House
Flowers: Jodi Bazuin
Ceremony Musician: Cynthia Haas & Jenn Brown
Wedding Officiant: Dan Kregel
Wedding Day Coordinator: Sarah Staal