Christina & Jim | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

/Christina & Jim | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Christina & Jim | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Christina & Jim

07.28.18 | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •  August 10th, 2018

bride and groom holding each other close, looking into each others eyes

Christina + Jim

Where do we even start? We really got close to these guys, they were so much fun to work with! Somehow, (no one remembers how, exactly), there was a running clown joke between our staff and this couple, and we ended up really having a great time joking around with them. On a serious note, however, we have to mention that the love and devotion between these two was really something to behold.

Getting Ready at 401 Hall St

Christina and the ladies of the bridal party met up at the venue and we got them situated in a bridal suite to get ready. All the girls in the office were in love with Christina’s shoes! While the ladies were getting ready, Jim had arrived with Christina’s sons, and they worked hard as a team to get the reception decor in place! Once everyone was ready, we did a few photos…and had a very close call when Jim stepped off the elevator and almost saw Christina as she was heading down the hallway. We were able to sneak her away just in time!

deep red english roses with wedding rings set inside them
black and white image of a brides heels with rhinestones
An ivory and rhinestone bridal garter set
close up of a jeweled wedding gown
close up of a jeweled wedding gown
a jeweled wedding gown
black and white image of a bride getting ready
image of a bride getting ready
black and white image of a bride reading her vows
bride looking into a mirror
black and white image of a bride and her bridesmaids getting ready
image of a bride getting ready
image of a bride getting ready
image of a bride getting ready
groom getting his boutonniere pinned on
mom kissing groom on the cheek
groom looking goofy during photos
groom looking goofy during photos
groom getting his photos done before the ceremony
groom getting his photos done before the ceremony

A Family Oriented Ceremony

Other than how much Jim and Christina love each other…our favorite part of their wedding was how they included their children in the wedding. Christina’s daughter was her maid of honor, and her sons walked her down the aisle, and gave her away. The look on Jim’s face when he saw Christina for the first time had us all in tears; the emotions were in abundance! Of course, we decided to help them end the ceremony with a little laughter; when they came down the aisle as man and wife, some of our staff were waiting with clown noses on to keep the jokes flowing!

beautiful white chairs set up for a wedding ceremony in a city view loft venue
grooms reaction to seeing his bride for the first time
grooms face as he sees his bride come down the aisle
bride walking between white curtains to go down the aisle
grooms reaction to seeing his bride walk down the aisle
large wide shot of wedding ceremony in an old city view loft brick building
bride smiling at her groom during ceremony
groom smiling at his bride during their ceremony
black and white image of a bride and groom holding each others hands
first kiss as man and wife
staff with clowns noses on at a wedding
bride and groom walking down the aisle as man and wife

Simple Bridal Party Photos at the Venue

Christina and Jim weren’t really into crazy posed photos. Natalie and Molly were on board as their photographers, and they did a fantastic job, shooting a variety of locations at the venue, and getting everything from fun photos to romantic photos! We are so lucky to have an amazing venue to shoot at, we don’t really need to leave, unless it’s a special request. Everyone was very relaxed, and when photos were done,  Nat and Molly sent everyone up to the venue to prepare for the reception.

bride and groom looking into each others eyes while the bridal party watches
bride and groom smiling while the bridal party watches
bridal party having fun
bridal party having fun
bride and bridesmaids in gray with rich red bouquets
bride and groom laughing and walking in a pine forest
groom and groomsmen in black tuxes with gray vests and red rose boutonnieres
groom and groomsmen in black tuxes with gray vests and red rose boutonnieres
groom picking up his bride and looking into her eyes in front of an old building
bride and groom holding each other close, looking into each others eyes
black and white image of bride and groom together in an alleyway holding each other
bride and groom holding each other in an alleyway
black and white image of bride and groom together in an alleyway holding each other
a bride with a red bouquet in an brick alley
a bride with a red bouquet in an brick alley
a bride with a red bouquet in an brick alley
a groom in a black tux, gray vest, with a red boutonniere, in a brick alley
a groom in a black tux, gray vest, with a red boutonniere, in a brick alley
a groom in a black tux, gray vest, with a red boutonniere, in a brick alley

A City View Reception

The City View was so elegant for Christina and Jim’s reception! Andrea and the floral team pulled together gorgeous bouquets of rich red roses and greenery, and Jim set out all the decor that Christina had chosen. Under the soft light of the bistro lights and crystal chandeliers, the results were gorgeous!

Kangaroo Kitchen created a delicious dinner for this event, and Distinctive Catering and Bar Service took care of all the beverages! Kangaroo Kitchen also provided a variety of desserts while Connie’s Cakes designed a beautiful bride and groom cake. Our D2D staff tied it all together with Late Night Pizza after everyone was hungry from dancing!

black and white image of a reception venue
rich red roses in a crystal vase at a wedding reception
black and white image of bistro lights in a large window
gold and crystal decor on the head table at a reception
gold and crystal accents on a reception tablescape
a beautiful dish presented by Kangaroo Kitchen at a wedding reception
display of catered puddings
close up of an elegant white cake with a fresh red rose
grand entrance at a wedding reception
grand entrance at a wedding reception
bride smiling at head table
mother giving speech at a wedding reception
bride and groom leaning close at a wedding reception
bride holding the hand of a groomsman after his toast
bridesmaid giving a toast during reception
bride and groom getting ready to cut the cake
bride and groom cutting their wedding cake
bride and groom cutting the cake
close up of a wedding cake after it was cut
bride and groom first dance at reception
bride and groom first dance at reception
bride and groom first dance at reception
bride and groom first dance at reception
bride and groom first dance at reception
black and white image of a bride and groom dancing during their reception
mother son dance at a reception
mother son dance at a reception
bride and groom dancing at their reception
bride and groom dancing at their reception

All the Best from Studio D2D!

Christina and Jim, we feel so blessed to have gotten to work with you! We wish you the best of everything!

~ Team D2D

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