Megan & Will | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

/Megan & Will | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Megan & Will | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Megan & Will

05.19.18 | Loft Venue Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •   May 31st, 2018

black and white image of bride and groom backlit and on a city street

Megan + Will

It’s pretty amazing when the bride requests lots of photos of laughter during her consultation! Megan and Will have been so amazing to work with! Jaymie, our Tux Manager, mentioned that when returning their tuxes after the wedding Megan said she doesn’t know what she will do with herself now that she is done with wedding planning…well, Megan, the coffee pot is on, swing by…we miss you! Everything about this wedding was a little extra special, a little extra sparkly…and always accompanied by laughter and fun!

Getting Ready at the JW Marriott and Fun at the Venue

Both parties had rooms at the JW Marriott, which is an incredibly luxurious and gorgeous hotel overlooking much of downtown Grand Rapids. The guys were ready in their classic black tuxes from Studio D2D when our photo team, Nicole and Molly, arrived at the hotel. Molly and the guys went out to explore downtown for photos while Nicole hung out with the ladies. The girls actually were able to watch the guys do photos on the Blue Bridge, as their room was a perfect corner location overlooking the Grand River and the bridge.

Affordable Limo brought an amazing historic trolley to pick up Will and the groomsmen, so they were off to the venue for photos. A second trolley was sent to the hotel to get the girls, they did a few photos at the venue,  and it was time to start the day!

image of groom and groomsmen by an iron railing
image of groom and groomsmen by an iron railing
Groom and groomsmen jumping on a historic blue bridge
guys fixing a bowtie in front of a historic red trolley
Groom and groomsmen in front of an historic red trolley
close up image of a groom sitting on stairs in a black tuxedo
black and white funny photo of groom and groomsmen messing around on a set of stairs
Bridal shoes, purse, jewelry and garter on a dark background
full length photo of a wedding gown and cathedral train hanging in front of a window overlooking Grand Rapids
full length photo of a wedding gown and cathedral train hanging in front of a window overlooking Grand Rapids
black and white photo of mother of the bride looking at her daughter while she gets ready
Bride and bridal party in robes looking over their shoulders at the camera
bride putting jewelry on with bridesmaid's help
Bride and bridesmaids riding a historic green trolley
Bride getting into dress at a historic loft wedding venue
Close up of mother's hands as she fastens her daughter's wedding dress
beautiful white wedding bouquet with wedding rings on a flower
bridesmaids and bride with umbrella in front of historic green trolley
bride holding cathedral veil while standing in front of a green historic trolley
bride holding cathedral veil while standing in front of a green historic trolley
bride holding cathedral veil while standing in front of a green historic trolley
bride and bridesmaids with gold sequin gowns on a black couch in a brick building

A Father Daughter First Look

Nicole and Megan decided to do a spontaneous “First Look” with Megan’s dad in the Loft. Once everything was set up,  his face lit up when he saw Megan at the moment she turned around. We loved the ways that Megan incorporated all the special people into the wedding, taking this time with her dad, and doing things like wrapping her grandmother’s rosary around her bouquet. Just more examples of how she made all the details count!

Bride waiting in loft venue for her father
close up of grandmother's rosary wrapped around a bride's bouquet
bride laughing as she waits for her father to arrive for First Look
father seeing daughter for the first time in her wedding dress
bride pinning father's flower on his jacket at wedding

A Loft Venue Ceremony

Megan and her father walked underneath a gorgeous archway designed by our floral team, and up the aisle to meet her groom. Will’s smile, and the smiles of everyone around him was infectious, and the entire ceremony was filled with humor, emotion and laughter! Will’s sister did a special reading, and then Will and Megan did a handfasting ceremony to symbolize their eternal connection.

Once the ceremony was finished, Megan and Will walked down the aisle as the guests tossed gold silk flower petals into the air.

Image of wedding cake with bridal party in the back as they prepare to enter wedding ceremony
black and white image of bride and father getting ready to walk down the aisle
bride and father getting ready to walk down the aisle
bride and father getting ready to walk down the aisle
groom seeing his bride for the first time as groomsman looks on with a smile
Wide angle view of loft venue wedding ceremony
Bride and groom holding hands at wedding ceremony
bride and groom from behind as they watch a reader at their ceremony
bride smiling at her groom during their wedding ceremony
Parents in the front row at a wedding ceremony
close up of parents holding hands at a wedding ceremony
parents in the front row at a wedding ceremony
bride and groom doubled over in laughter while saying vows
woman reading a poem during a wedding ceremony
everyone laughing as best man cannot get rings out of pocket
close up of grooms face during vows
bride and groom during handfasting ceremony
bride and groom's first kiss
bride and groom walking down the aisle after ceremony while guests throw gold flower petals

Photos Together Before Reception

The bridal party snuck away to the back of our venue to grab some group photos before the reception. Since there had been sprinkles of rain all day, we kept them under cover of a really cool loading dock area. Megan wanted happy photos, so Nicole and Molly had a blast teasing and goofing around with everyone…luckily, this bridal party was really amazing and everyone just had a good time! After a bit, the photo girls took Will and Megan to the front of the building and used her gorgeous cathedral length veil for some beautiful photos with just the two of them.

bride and groom with bridal party in gold taking photos in a loading dock
bride and groom with bridal party in gold taking photos in a loading dock
bride and groom with bridal party in gold taking photos in a loading dock
bride with bridesmaids in gold gowns with white bouquets
groom and groomsmen in black tuxedos near loading dock
bride and groom in front of industrial loft building with long veil blowing in the air
bride holding groom's face as she kisses him
bride holding groom's face as she kisses him beneath a veil
groom kissing bride on the forehead beneath a veil
groom leaning in for a kiss beneath a veil

A Sparkling Gold Loft Reception

Once again…all the details really made the difference for Megan and Will’s reception. The tablecloths were gold sequins, large gold vases held white bouquets of roses and hydrangeas, there were gems and gold on the cake utensils and more! The entire room was shimmering.

Each member of the bridal party was able to give a short speech and toast, with one bridesmaid giving Will a Michigan State Jersey…(the groom’s cake had a University of Michigan theme, so you can see what she was doing there, right?!). Speaking of cakes, Cascade Confections did an amazing job with the bride and groom’s cakes, as well as the cake bites that were out for guests to enjoy!

Kangaroo Kitchen was our caterer for the evening, and Distinctive Catering provided Bar Service. Studio D2D was ready to roll with Late Night Pizza Service once the party was underway and everyone worked up an appetite!

Instead of a dollar dance, Megan and Will dressed up in U of M/MSU jerseys and played a game with the guests to see who could make the most money…I think you can tell by the pictures who won this contest! Once that was wrapped up, Nicole and Molly grabbed Megan and Will to do a few night time images around the venue before calling it a night.

golden tablescape at a wedding in a loft venue
bejeweled and golden champagne flutes at a wedding reception
Mr and Mrs signs with golden accent items on sequined tablecloth at head table
cake bites on golden chargers
bride and groom grand entrance at a wedding reception
bride and groom grand entrance at a wedding reception
bride and groom kissing at head table
pastor praying near head table at reception
bridal party giving speeches at wedding reception
bridal party giving speeches at wedding reception
bridal party giving speeches at wedding reception
bridal party giving speeches at wedding reception
bridal party giving speeches at wedding reception
bridal party giving speeches at wedding reception
bejeweled and golden cake cutting utensils
gold and navy wedding cake with u of m groom's cake
gold and navy wedding cake with u of m groom's cake
close up of bride and groom's hands while they cut their cake
bride and groom cutting cake
bride and groom cutting cake
bride and groom cutting cake
bride and groom kissing at wedding reception
father of the groom giving speech at reception
bride and groom first dance in industrial loft venue
bride and groom first dance in industrial loft venue
bride and groom first dance in industrial loft venue
bride and groom first dance in industrial loft venue
bride and groom first dance in industrial loft venue
bride and groom first dance in industrial loft venue
father daughter dance at reception
father daughter dance at reception
father daughter dance at reception
U of M and MSU wedding reception game
U of M and MSU wedding reception game
bride and groom night time photo in a dark alleyway
bride and groom night time photo in a dark alleyway
backlit photo of bride and groom on a city street

All the Best from Studio D2D!

Megan and Will, you two were amazing to work with! We wish you all the best!

~ Team D2D

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