Stephanie & Kyle | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

/Stephanie & Kyle | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Stephanie & Kyle | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan

Stephanie & Kyle

05.19.18 | City View Wedding | Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Studio D2D News   •   May 29th, 2018

black and white image of a grooms hands making a heart on his brides back

Stephanie + Kyle

We get to know our couples a bit during consultations and engagement sessions, but nothing is quite like spending their wedding day with them. Stephanie had shared that she met Kyle while training at Steelcase; we instantly fell in love with how sweet they were to each other, and their amazing sense of humor!

Getting Ready 

Nothing beats a bride getting ready with a group of girls who mean the world to her! We loved watching the reactions of the bridesmaids when they saw Stephanie in her dress for the very first time! Natalie and Emily were the photo team at this wedding, and after spending some time with the ladies, they met up with Kyle at Mayfair Church in Grand Rapids.

a bride smiling while her mother fastens her wedding gown
black and white image of a mother fastening her daughters wedding gown
image of wedding rings on the toe of a very sparkly shoe
mother fastening a daughters necklace
mother fastening a daughters necklace
mother smiling as she sees her daughter on her wedding day
mother and daughters hands as they put a bracelet on the daughter for her wedding
exuberant bridesmaids as they see the bride for the first time
groomsman helping to pin flower on groom in church
groomsman helping to pin flower on groom in church

A First Look and Magnolia Trees

Stephanie and Kyle took the time before the ceremony for a “First Look,” and then Natalie and Emily were able to capture gorgeous photos around the church; including some underneath a blossoming magnolia tree.

black and white photo of a groom sitting in a pew in church reading a letter from his bride
black and white photo of a groom sitting in a pew in church reading a letter from his bride
image of a bride walking up behind the groom in church during their first look
image of a bride walking up behind the groom in church during their first look
image of a bride walking up behind the groom in church during their first look
bride and groom kissing under a blossoming magnolia tree
bride and groom standing near an iron fence
bride and groom kissing under a blossoming magnolia tree
bride and groom kissing under a blossoming magnolia tree
black and white image of a bride and groom in front of a church with a large spire
groom leaning on iron railing near church doors
bride peeking over groom's shoulder in front of church doors
black and white image of a bride looking down at her bouquet
bride holding beautiful bouquet of white hydrangeas and greenery
bride holding beautiful bouquet of white hydrangeas and greenery
bridesmaids laughing in front of the church
groomsmen laughing in front of the church
bridal party on the steps in front of the church
bridal party having fun on the steps in front of the church

Ceremony at Mayfair Church in Grand Rapids

Mayfair Church has been in the Grand Rapids area since it was founded more than 120 years ago. It’s a beautiful church with stained glass windows, ornate lighting, and wooden arches supporting the cathedral ceilings. Stephanie and Kyle’s ceremony lived up to the location, with 6 flowergirls and 14 ring bearers! Their ceremony was a very musical one, with a guitarist and specially chosen songs. At the end of the ceremony, while singing “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” their family and friends prayed over them. Kyle had to make sure the wedding really ended on a high note…and he grabbed Stephanie for a kiss and dipped her down in the center aisle.

black and white photo of a wedding program
image of flower girls and ring bearers before ceremony
little flower girls being pulled in a decorated red wagon down the aisle
ring bearer holding a sign while walking down the aisle
mother and father walking the bride down the aisle
mother and father walking the bride down the aisle
wide photo of a wedding in an old church
speaker at a wedding
bride and groom watching guitarist at a wedding
speaker at a wedding making everyone laugh
bride and groom exchanging vows
bride and groom exchanging rings
bride and groom exchanging rings
bride and groom having first kiss
family and friends praying over bride and groom
bride and groom announced as husband and wife
groom dipping bride and kissing her in the middle of the aisle

Fun Photos

Of course, we always have to sneak a little time away to have fun with the bridal party! Natalie and Emily took them all to downtown Grand Rapids and the Blue Bridge and then it was time for Affordable Limo’s vintage trolley to take them to the reception!

bride and groom standing at a railing overlooking a pond
bride and groom standing at a railing overlooking a pond
bride and groom with bridal party behind them on a blue bridge
bride and groom with bridal party around them on a blue bridge
bride and groom with bridal party around them on a blue bridge
bride and bridesmaids on a blue bridge
groomsmen holding groom upside down on a blue bridge
groom holding bride in the air on blue bridge
black and white photo of a bride and groom kissing on a blue bridge
bride and groom walking away on a blue bridge
bridal party in front of a trolley at wedding reception

A City View Reception

Now that they are at the venue, the party is ready to go! Toasts and prayers {including a toast by Stephanie’s brother comparing her to a mix of a missionary, golden retriever puppy, and a hurricane…guess who is NOT getting a present for Christmas!} and it’s time for another amazing dinner catered by Kangaroo Kitchen! Distinctive Catering provided the Bar Service, and our D2D team was there for the rest, including photo, videography, event planning, and floral design!

image of sparkly gold terrarium wedding centerpiece
head table with greenery
large vase wedding centerpieces with white hydrangeas and twigs
white lantern wedding centerpieces with greenery and candles
kangaroo kitchen wedding buffet
kangaroo kitchen wedding buffet
kangaroo kitchen wedding buffet
bride and grooms grand entrance at reception
maid of honor toast
groomsman toast
groomsman toast
prayers at a reception
groom looking at bride during prayer
Group thank you at reception
bride and grooms first dance in an industrial loft
Bride and Groom's first dance under a crystal chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue
Bride and Groom's first dance under a crystal chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue
Bride and Groom's first dance under a crystal chandelier in an industrial loft wedding venue

All the Best from Studio D2D!

Stephanie and Kyle, we had a blast getting to know you!

~ Team D2D

By | 2018-05-29T14:16:23-04:00 May 29th, 2018|City View, Creative, Floral, Photography, Uncategorized, Wedding|0 Comments

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