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

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

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

Lauren & Nate

07.14.18 | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •   July 24th, 2018

bride and groom snuggled together

Lauren + Nate

This couple was so relaxed and happy to be together, the whole day was so much better for it! Lauren told us a story about how she found the perfect pair of shoes to be married in, and then about a  week later, Nate surprised her by proposing! (We also love that this is our second couple to mention having met at a wedding, that’s pretty cool in our book)!

Getting Ready at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids

Our photo team, Nat and Erika, met up with Lauren and Nate at the JW Marriott downtown. The guys were just hanging out in the gorgeous atrium facing the river, and the ladies were all getting ready in a beautiful suite with an amazing view!

sparkling wedding tennis shoes with rhinestones
black and white photo of a wedding dress hanging in a hotel window
black and white photo of a wedding dress hanging in a hotel window
black and white photo of wedding rings on a window sill
beautiful bridal bouquet with sunflowers and blue delphinium
bride and her bridesmaids laughing together in a hotel room as they get ready
bride and her bridesmaids laughing together in a hotel room as they get ready
black and white image of a bride getting her veil put on while the bridesmaids watch
groom visiting with groomsmen in the atrium of a large hotel
groom visiting with groomsmen in the atrium of a large hotel
groom visiting with groomsmen in the atrium of a large hotel
groom visiting with groomsmen in the atrium of a large hotel

First Look on the Blue Bridge and Photos at Provin Trails

Lauren and Nate took a few moments to themselves and did a “First Look” on the Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids. They then walked back to collect their bridal party for some photos downtown, both around the hotel and also on the Blue Bridge. The next stop? Provin Trails Park for some gorgeous photos under the majestic pines!

bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
bride and groom on a blue bridge during first look before ceremony
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bride and groom walking across a city street
bride and groom taking photos together on a downtown street
bride and groom taking photos together on a downtown street
bride and groom taking photos together on a downtown street
bride and groom taking photos together on a downtown street
bride and groom taking photos together on a downtown street
black and white image of a bridal party walking in a downtown street
bridal party photos on a blue bridge
bridal party photos on a blue bridge
bridal party photos on a blue bridge
bridal party photos on a blue bridge
bridal party photos on a blue bridge
bridal party photos on a blue bridge
bridal party photos on a blue bridge
bride and groom taking photos in a pine forest
bride and groom taking photos in a pine forest
bride and groom taking photos in a pine forest
bride and groom taking photos in a pine forest
bride and groom taking photos in a pine forest
bride and groom taking photos in a pine forest

A Loft Venue Ceremony

Our friends at Affordable Limousine and Party Bus delivered the bridal party back to the venue so that everyone could prepare for the ceremony in the Loft. Nate and Lauren had family and friends from eleven states attend the wedding, they were surrounded by so much love!

black and white image of a father walking a daughter down the aisle
father walking his daughter down the aisle
glittering gold and burgundy tablescapes at a city view loft wedding
black and white image of a loft wedding venue
bride and groom at the altar during their ceremony
bride and groom at the altar during their ceremony
bride and groom at the altar during their ceremony
bride and groom at the altar during their ceremony
bride and groom at the altar during their ceremony
bride and groom's first kiss
bride and groom's first kiss
bride and groom's first kiss
bride and groom walking down the aisle after their ceremony

A Loft Venue Reception

After a cocktail hour for the guests, and photos for the bride and groom, it was time for grand introductions, toasts and dinner! Distinctive Catering did a great job with the buffet and bar service, and Dreamscape Desserts created a simple and elegant cake! Soon after cake cutting, it was time for the dancing to begin! Our staff served Late Night Pizza to keep the party going until the very end!

bride and groom making grand entrance to wedding reception
toasts during wedding reception
toasts during wedding reception
toasts during wedding reception
toasts during wedding reception
toasts during wedding reception
toasts during wedding reception
toasts during wedding reception
cake cutting during reception
cake cutting during reception
cake cutting during reception
first dance between bride and groom
first dance between bride and groom
first dance between bride and groom
first dance between bride and groom
first dance between bride and groom
first dance between bride and groom
first dance between bride and groom
first dance between bride and groom
father daughter dance at reception
father daughter dance at reception
mother son dance at reception
mother son dance at reception
dancing at a reception
dancing at a reception
dancing at a reception

All the Best from Studio D2D!

Lauren & Nate, we had a blast! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you guys!!!

~ Team D2D

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