Ashley & Jallal | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

/Ashley & Jallal | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ashley & Jallal | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Ashley & Jallal

05.05.18 | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •   May 25th, 2018

a photo of a bride and groom kissing in an industrial loft wedding venue

Getting Ready at Studio D2D Event Center

Everyone arrived at Studio D2D and our team ushered them into their dressing rooms. The ladies were in our front bridal suite by the Loft Venue, and the guys were able to use our new groom’s room down the hall.  Ashley had a gorgeous lace gown, and we loved the blue and burgundy that she pulled in with her bouquet and bridesmaid dresses. Getting a peek at the amazing Moroccan outfits Ashley and Jay chose for the reception was so exciting…having to wait for the evening to see them wear it was tough!

Jaymie, our Tux Manager, worked with Ashley and Jay remotely to choose all the tuxes and accessories because they live out of state. Everything really turned out amazing, and we were so glad to be able to work with them to get it all taken care of!

image of bridal jewelry and wedding rings on concrete window ledge
black and white image of a mother fastening her daughters wedding gown
close up of mother's hands as she fastens her daughters wedding gown
image of bridesmaid helping to fasten brides wedding gown
black and white photo of a groom adjusting his tie
close up image of groom adjusting his tie
groom in a navy tux having his flower pinned on
groom's moroccan wedding outfit in teal and gold
bride's moroccan wedding outfit in white, teal and gold
bridal bouquet of navy, burgundy, white and greens

Sneaking a First Look in the City View Venue

Since our City View Venue wasn’t booked, our photo team, Natalie and Nicole, snuck Ashley and Jay upstairs for a private “First Look.” The amazing natural light of our third floor venue along with the exposed brick walls and rustic wooden beams is a spectacular backdrop! The photo girls snapped away for a few moments, and then slipped off to allow Ashley and Jay some time alone together. After a bit, they jumped into the rest of the pre-ceremony photos, and then it was time to prepare for the ceremony!

groom in navy tux with burgundy bow tie waiting for his bride
close up of grooms boutonnière
bride walking up behind groom during first look at their wedding
groom seeing bride for first time before wedding ceremony
Groom holding bride close during first look before wedding ceremony
Bride and Groom together in an industrial loft venue
Bride and Groom together in an industrial loft venue on a black couch
Groom in navy tux sitting on a black couch in front of a large window
Bride sitting on a black couch in front of a large window
Groom watching his bride during photos

A Loft Venue Ceremony

Ashley and Jay had some really unique elements to their ceremony. They had special readings, and a musical duet, and then together they planted an olive tree using soil from both of their native countries.

A groom walking down the aisle at his wedding
a bride together with her father before her wedding ceremony
father walking daughter down the aisle
bride reaching for groom during wedding ceremony
photo of everyone at a wedding ceremony
speakers at a wedding ceremony
bride and groom watching speakers during wedding ceremony
bride and groom planting an olive tree during ceremony
musical duet during wedding ceremony
first kiss during wedding ceremony
happy bride and groom coming down the aisle after wedding ceremony

Bridal Party Photos Downtown

Natalie and Nicole tried to get the bridal party onto the Blue Bridge for photos, however, it was also Prom for about a million teenagers (okay, slight exaggeration?) and so they ended up using the Blue Bridge for a backdrop instead. Ashley and Jay were able to sneak down below the bridge for some photos alone, and then the bridal party walked to a gorgeous mural “In Our Element” by artist Ruben Ubiera, for fun photos.

bridal party doing fun photos in front of a blue bridge in grand rapids michigan
bridal party doing fun photos in front of a blue bridge in grand rapids michigan
bridesmaids with bouquets at their feet
groomsmen in front of a bridge
bride and groom kissing in front of a blue bridge
bride and groom in front of a mural in grand rapids michigan
bride and groom in front of a mural in grand rapids michigan
bride and groom in front of a mural in grand rapids michigan

A Loft Venue Reception

Laughter was the best way to start this reception, and there was lots of it after toasts from Ashley’s dad and maid of honor. The entire evening was lighthearted and fun, with a set of cornhole boards set up in one corner of the venue! During the dancing, Ashley and Jay put on their Moroccan outfits and the guests enjoyed our Late Night Pizza service!

Kangaroo Kitchen did a fantastic job with dinner, and Distinctive Catering provided the Bar Service. Nothing Bundt Cakes made the whole world happy with their little cakes (and completely amazing that they left a box of treats for all the D2D staff as well)!

fresh white hydrangea centerpieces at a wedding reception
sign for cornhole boards at a wedding reception
bride and groom grand entrance at wedding reception
father giving funny speech at wedding reception
maid of honor giving funny speech at wedding reception
Bride and groom cutting wedding cake
bride and groom cutting a bundt cake at a reception
bride and groom cutting a bundt cake at a reception
bride and groom feeding each other cake
first dance at a reception
first dance at a reception
bride and groom putting on moroccan clothing at their reception
bride and groom putting on moroccan clothing at their reception
bride and groom putting on moroccan clothing at their reception

All the Best from Studio D2D!

Ashley and Jallel, we were so happy to be a part of your wedding day!

~ Team D2D

By | 2018-05-25T18:25:23+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Creative, Floral, Loft Venue, Photography, Uncategorized, Wedding|0 Comments

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