Lauren & Montel | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

/Lauren & Montel | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lauren & Montel | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lauren & Montel

08.11.18 | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •  August 28th, 2018

black and white image of a bride and groom in a cityscape

Lauren + Montel

Their wedding was definitely a family affair! We loved seeing their three children participate throughout both ceremony and reception. Lauren and Montel’s parents were super involved in the planning and flow of the day {including some surprises during the reception}! They both showed a great sense of humor during the day, and we just LOVED that Montel was insistent on seeing Lauren for the very first time as she came to him down the aisle. What a great day it was!

Getting Ready at Studio D2D Event Center

Lauren and her bridesmaids met up at our venue to get ready, and our photo team, Natalie and Maddy were there to capture all the details. Lauren’s gorgeous gown and cathedral length veil stole the show for sure, she was definitely picture perfect when she finished getting ready!

golden filigree wedding shoes
bride getting ready for wedding ceremony
bride getting ready for wedding ceremony
detailed close up shot of the back of a brides dress being fastened
bride getting ready for wedding ceremony with bridesmaids
close up of a brides hands holding a letter from her groom
bride getting ready for wedding ceremony with bridesmaids
bride getting ready for wedding ceremony with bridesmaids
groom getting ready for wedding ceremony
groom getting ready for wedding ceremony
groom getting ready for wedding ceremony
groom getting ready for wedding ceremony

A Beautiful Ceremony in the Loft

There were so many personalized details of Lauren and Montel’s ceremony. There was a soloist during the processional, and then another “surprise” song was performed later in the ceremony. There was a customized aisle runner and all of the little elements of the ceremony were carefully planned and thought out. You could see the joy on Montel’s face as he saw Lauren for the first time in her gown, and everything just seemed to fall into place!

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groom and his son waiting at the altar for the bride
father walking his daughter down the aisle
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ring ceremony during wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony
ring ceremony during wedding ceremony
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first kiss at a wedding
walking down the aisle as man and wife

Bridal Party Photos At the Ford Museum and Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Nat and Maddy gathered up the bridal party at the Gerald R Ford Museum in Grand Rapids to begin all the fun bridal photos. The Ford Museum has several beautiful areas, including a mirrored exterior, and a fountain with reflecting pond. It also is located on the banks of the Grand River, so the river and the city scape of Grand Rapids make a wonderful backdrop as well.

Attached to the museum grounds is Ah-Nab-Awen Park, a gorgeous location for bridal party photos! The historic site of an indian village, its a fantastic area to do photos as it brings nature and history together against the background of the bustling city of Grand Rapids.

bridal party photos in front of the Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum
bridal party in magenta and navy in a pine forest for photos
bridal party photos at ah-nab-awen park in grand rapids
bridal party photos at ah-nab-awen park in grand rapids
bridal party photos at ah-nab-awen park in grand rapids
bridal party photos at ah-nab-awen park in grand rapids
bridal party photos at ah-nab-awen park in grand rapids
groom holding his bride close in a pine forest
black and white image of a bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape
bride and groom in a cityscape

A Loft Venue Reception

Lauren and Montel had a gorgeous reception in our Loft! The details were just as carefully planned for the reception as they had been for the ceremony. The decor was gorgeous, the floral exquisite, and once again, the event revolved around their families.

Their kids joined them in the first dance about half way through, and the entire room was touched by the scene. Lauren’s father also surprised her with a video montage of images from her childhood and beyond. His video began during the father daughter dance.

All of the vendors involved in Lauren and Montel’s wedding did an amazing job! D2D was on hand for the planning, coordinating, floral design, photography, photobooth, and more! Affordable Limo provided the bridal party transportation, Distinctive Catering was on hand for both catering and bar service, and Connie’s Cakes created a gorgeous wedding cake!

loft venue wedding reception
loft venue wedding reception
loft venue wedding reception
bride and groom's grand entrance into wedding reception
speeches at a wedding reception
speeches at a wedding reception
wedding cake with filigree and floral details
wedding cake with filigree and floral details
wedding cake with filigree and floral details
wedding cake with filigree and floral details
cake cutting at reception
cake cutting at reception
bride and grooms first dance at their reception
bride and grooms first dance at their reception
bride and grooms first dance at their reception
bride and grooms first dance at their reception
father daughter dance while a video plays in the background
father daughter dance while a video plays in the background
father daughter dance while a video plays in the background
mother son dance at a reception
mother son dance at a reception
dancing at a reception
dancing at a reception
dancing at a reception

All the Best from Studio D2D!

Lauren & Montel, it was awesome getting the chance to work with you on your wedding day! Wishing you all the best!

~ Team D2D

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