Claire & Geoff | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

/Claire & Geoff | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Claire & Geoff | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Claire & Geoff

06.22.18 | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •   July 3rd, 2018

Bride and Groom touching foreheads, holding hands, with closed eyes

Claire + Geoff

This was a special event! (We love the emotional ones)! Claire and Geoff must have had a good idea of how things would go, because they made sure to have a basket of tissues available for the guests. Everyone was so happy to be there, and Claire’s aunt even flew from Ireland to make sure she was able to share this day with them.

We were excited to work with them, providing the venue for both ceremony and reception, photography, tuxedos, floral design, and late night pizza! Our staff enjoyed every moment!

Getting Ready at 401 Hall St

Claire was able to get ready in our original Bridal Suite, with vintage touches like an old red diner bench, and lots of natural light from the large windows. Her bridesmaids dressed in flowy dresses in varying shades of purple, coordinating with Claire’s bridal bouquet full of purple, lavender, and rich plum colored flowers. Our floral design team also added pearl and rhinestone accents to Claire’s bouquet to match the glittering details of her wedding gown.

Further down the hall, Geoff was in our newer Groom’s Room, a large room with exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors, and large windows. The guys chose our Michael Kors medium wash gray tuxedo coat and pants. They paired this with a purple vest, purple paisley printed tie, and black square toe shoes, for a really great look that matched so well with the floral decor and the bridesmaid’s dresses!

bridal gown hanging in a large window, backlit from the bright sunlight
black and white image of a bride's jewelry sitting on the edge of her veil
close up image of bride and groom's rings on flowers in her bouquet
bride having her hair curled as she gets ready for her wedding
bride looking into a mirror as she puts her makeup on before her wedding
bridesmaids in purple dresses helping to fasten the back of a bride's wedding dress
bridesmaids in purple dresses helping to fasten the back of a bride's wedding dress
bride being silly and showing off her wedding gown after she gets dressed
black and white image of a bride looking at herself in a mirror after getting ready for her wedding day
Groom taking his tuxedo off the rack to start getting ready for his wedding day
groom fastening his purple vest
groom fastening his purple vest
groom putting on a gray jacket over a purple vest
black and white image of a groom fastening his jacket
black and white image of a groom tying his shoes

Pre Ceremony Photos in the City View Venue

Geoff and Claire were not going to see each other before the ceremony, and we were able to sneak them up separately to our City View Venue on the third floor to take some photos. The gorgeous setting of exposed beams, crystal chandeliers, and the Grand Rapids skyline behind them, made for some pretty great photos!

black and white image of a bride in an industrial loft
black and white image of a bride in an industrial loft
gorgeous cascading wedding bouquet with lilies and purple flowers
close up portrait of a bride in a veil
close up photo of a bride in white and her bridesmaids in varying shades of purple
a bride and her bridesmaids having fun and goofing around
a black and white image of a groom in an industrial loft
black and white image of a groom in an industrial loft
close up portrait of a groom in a gray jacket and purple vest
black and white image of a groom and his groomsmen
black and white image of a groom and his groomsmen

A Loft Ceremony with Pearl Rings and Handcuffs!

This ceremony was wonderful, emotional, and followed standard protocol for a wedding ceremony…until the bride and groom handcuffed themselves together in a special unity type ceremony! It’s not often we see something new, but this fit the bill! On a softer note, Claire wore a beautiful pearl ring down the aisle to meet Geoff, since her wedding and engagement rings were pre-soldered and waiting for her at the end of the aisle. Since they hadn’t seen each other ahead of time, it was amazing for us to be witness to the love and emotion that was so obvious on Geoff’s face with his first view of Claire!

purple flower ball aisle decor
basket of tissues for guests at a wedding ceremony
black and white image of a groom looking at his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle
black and white image of a groom looking at his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle
black and white image of a groom looking at his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle
black and white image of a bride and groom exchanging rings
bride smiling as she puts the ring on the groom's finger
bride, groom, and witnesses signing the marriage license during the ceremony
bride and groom walking back to the altar after signing marriage license
bride and groom smiling at each other during ceremony
bride and groom handcuffing themselves together during ceremony
first kiss between bride and groom during ceremony
bride and groom kissing in the aisle after wedding

Photos in Downtown Grand Rapids

There wasn’t much time for fun photos, but our photo team of Nat and Emily rocked it out at the Blue Bridge and around the Public Museum, keeping everything on time, and even getting the bridal party back to the venue with time to spare! It’s awesome that our team has worked so closely together for so many years, when needed, they know just what to do! We were glad to have Affordable Limo’s Party Bus to get everyone back and forth!

black and white image of a bride and groom on the party bus
bridal party toasting the bride and groom on the party bus
groom holding bouquet and helping the bride get to photo location
photo of the bridal party with the Grand Rapids Skyline and Blue bridge behind them
black and white image of the bride and groom kissing with the bridal party behind them
bridal party surrounding the bride and groom while everyone laughs
bride and bridesmaids having fun in a city scene
groomsmen holding up the bride and laughing
groomsmen and groom having fun in a city scene
bridesmaids holding up the groom and laughing
bride and bridesmaids wearing the guy's jackets and being silly
groom and groomsmen holding bouquets and being silly
bridal party doing crazy poses in a city
bride and groom facing each other in front of the Grand Rapids skyline and Blue Bridge
bride and groom facing each other in front of the Grand Rapids skyline and Blue Bridge
bride and groom facing each other in front of the Grand Rapids skyline and Blue Bridge
bride and groom facing each other in front of the Grand Rapids skyline and Blue Bridge
black and white image of a groom holding the bride in front of a bridge in a city
bride and groom facing each other and holding each other close
bride and groom facing each other and holding each other close in front of a row of red roses and the Grand Rapids skyline

A Beautiful, Glittering, Purple Reception in the Loft Venue!

Claire and her Maid of Honor worked tirelessly to create beautiful silk floral displays for each table! We love how the tablescapes pulled together and made everything feel so elegant! Distinctive Catering provided both the amazing buffet dinner and the bar service and Dreamscapes Desserts made delicious cupcakes and the bridal cake! Claire and Geoff also came up with piles of home baked goodies and candies for their guests to enjoy! We topped it off with late night pizza around 9:30pm, and helped to keep the party going all night!

purple and gold floral centerpieces at a loft venue wedding reception
purple and gold floral centerpieces at a loft venue wedding reception
purple and gold floral centerpieces at a loft venue wedding reception
purple and gold floral centerpieces at a loft venue wedding reception
purple and gold floral centerpieces at a loft venue wedding reception
purple glazed rice krispies treats
purple frosted chocolate cupcakes
white and milk chocolate heart candies
a platter of peanut butter cookies with hershey's kisses
black and white photo of a wedding cake with silver horseshoe cake topper
tower of a selection of differently frosted cupcakes
tower of a selection of differently frosted cupcakes
black and white photo of a bride and groom's grand entrance into their reception
best man speech during wedding reception
bride and groom kissing at head table during wedding reception
maid of honor speech during wedding reception
bride and groom smiling and preparing to cut their cake
close up of the bride and groom's hands as they cut their cake
bride and groom during cake cutting
bride and groom during cake cutting
bride and groom during cake cutting
a bride and groom's first dance underneath a cascading chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue
a bride and groom's first dance underneath a cascading chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue
a bride and groom's first dance underneath a cascading chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue
a bride and groom's first dance underneath a cascading chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue
a bride and groom's first dance underneath a cascading chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue
father and daughter dance in a loft venue
father and daughter dance in a loft venue
mother son dance in a loft venue
mother son dance in a loft venue
bride and groom dancing during their reception

All the Best from Studio D2D!

Geoff and Claire, we were so thankful to be a part of your wedding day!

~ Team D2D

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