By Jamie May Photography: Jon and Christy’s wedding may go down as on of the most unique weddings I have ever done. Christy is a artist and I knew once I saw here invitation that their whole day would be one of a kind. The invitation was a story that she wrote and animated about them. They also love Pokeman and she papier-mached all her center pieces. She also loves rainbows and clouds and skies. So her cake was a rainbow cake. It was so pretty inside and out. Jon and Christy have amazing sweet family and friends. We had such a nice time with them all. They also had a drawing contest at their wedding that focused on their love for art. Jon and Christy were so in love; they could not stop looking and smiling at each other. Their excitement and love for each other made photographing them so easy. I wish them many more years of rainbows, pokeman and happiness!!!! Best Wishes guys and blessings to you and your families!!!
By Jamie May Photography: What a great way to start off the wedding season with Mark and Diane. We also got a pretty decent day for April in Michigan. I am always happy when we can get outside for some pictures. I am so happy for Mark and Diane, they made us feel right at home. I loved that all of their family had a dance routine for the first dances. It was awesome! Mark and Diane always get amazing sunsets when we take pictures! Wishing you many, many more! Many thanks!!
By Jamie May Photography : The last wedding of the year!! Rena and David!!! As much as I was worried about the snow fall, it ended up bringing a lot of uniqueness to the pictures. Rena was well prepared with the vintage fur. She looked stunning. We started with the getting ready pictures. We then headed to the Porto Bello for the wedding! This is the first time I have been in the Porto Bello for a ceremony in the grand hall. I love that we have these great indoor options in Grand Haven, just in case Michigan gives us a curve ball. Of course, it was a BEAUTIFUL ceremony. I am always so impressed how creative people are and how they come up with so many great ideas. We then hopped in the bus and headed to Rosy Mound and then to the pier. The Grand Haven pier was COLD, but the colors were amazing. The sun popped out for a few minutes while we were there. It was shiny just for us. Rena is one of those totally awesome aunts that pours a ton into her nieces and nephews and she had some special songs just for them: What does the Fox say? Let it Go and Gummy Bear. The kids were going crazy with the fun and so were the adults. Another successful year photographing weddings! I love my job!
MANY MANY BLESSING TO YOU BOTH!
By Jamie May Photography: Woah! I have been a blogging machine here. Only one more to go to wrap up this great wedding year! Again, I have the BEST brides and grooms EVER! Alison and Kyle are another sweet couple whom we were privileged to be a part of their wedding day. We started at Alison’s parents house and then headed over to the Muskegon Union Station for the first look. This is a great architecture in Muskegon. It was a perfect place to have a first look. It was another cold November day, but I was so pleased with the weather overall! There was even a garden area with leaves on the trees still!! We then headed over to the Spring Lake Country Club. They have a great space for an indoor wedding (and outdoor). It was a beautiful ceremony and fun reception! Everyone danced the night away. Thank you for your hospitality on that day! You guys are AWESOME!! And we had a BLAST. Best Wishes!!!
By Jamie May Photography: We had a beautiful, sunny, COLD November day for Danny and Amy’s wedding. Amy was such a trooper through all the wedding photos. Every since the first time I sat down with Danny and Amy, we had so many laughs and so much fun. Truly, was my funniest appointment this year. The wedding day was just as great. I felt like I was hanging with my long time friends. The day all fell into place and was just perfect. Grand Haven Golf Course is one of my favorite wedding venues. They have great food, and the course is very beautiful. They also have a great wedding ceremony site outside and also a inside alternative. So happy for the both of you! Stay in touch my friends!!
By Jamie May Photography: This is a BIG one! There are so many fantastic pictures because of the couple and the locations and the timeframe! We got the most perfect temperature day! We started at Anna’s parents house, getting ready for the day and spending time on the details and then headed over to the church to take all the pre-ceremony pictures we could get in. They had a fun antique car there and the outside of the church was just beautiful. Of course, next came the ceremony which was beautiful. I always think it is a precious moment when everyone comes and prays around the couple. After the ceremony we headed over to the barn in Byron Center (David -maybe leave in the comments the location, I couldn’t find it online) . It was AWESOME! And David and Anna’s family did everything on their own and the details were MANY AND AMAZING. David hand made the mason jar light for this special day. His mom with helpers, made all the cupcakes that looked professionally done and tasted professionally done. Grandma made the jewelry. The signage was all done with a certain cutting machine. The flowers were done by the family. This is one talented group! David’s friends helped with the music. It was a beautiful wedding and Anna and David are dear to my heart, having spent extra time with them during engagement session (which I need to post in a later blog). They are an amazing couple that I hope to know for a long time. There families are wonderful and so are they!
I am so happy to have been a part of this wonderful day. I especially loved all your dance moves, David!
By Jamie May Photography: This was another fantastic wedding. We all kept our chins up for the day that rain. I do hear it is good luck when it rains on your wedding. However, the Ludington Golf Course if very pretty. I was so happy it had a lot of natural light and a pretty setting inside since we had to move the wedding indoors. This wedding was one of those weddings were you just get choked up because of all the wonderful, happy emotions arising that day. Stacy is such a sweetheart too. I love when brides go with the flow even when you are thrown a curve ball! I couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple to work with!! Stacy and Eric, so thankful to have been a part of your day. …and by the way, the Baldwin Ice Cream that was there was AMAZING!! Leave a comment to tell us the name!! :)
Wishing you many more years of happiness!!!
By Jamie May Photography: Another beautiful wedding at the Trillium in Grand Haven. I had so many laughs with this group of guys. They were hilarious. It made all the pictures look fun and natural, which I love. Venard and Deena are such a sweet couple. I love how much they make each other smile!! I love Deena’s flowers and all of her details at the reception. There was never a dull moment that day or night. Her dad even made a video for her that was hilarious.
I am so happy for the both of you and I hope you are enjoying married life!!!
So thrilled to have been a part of your wonderful day!!!!!
(another tip: Life is so much easier on your wedding when you have the wedding and reception at the same place)
By Jamie May Photography: This was a beautiful beach wedding this summer. They rented a private home on Lake Michigan and had a very small, intimate wedding. I LOVED IT! We then headed down to the pier and downtown Grand Haven. I love when we have the opportunity to spend some time with the bride and groom alone. Sara and Kevin were so much fun and welcoming to Marie and I. We felt like we were part of the family for the day. She had a nautical theme. The cake topper is the Nautical alphabet for Love, so cool!!
Wishing you many more boat travels together! :) Best Wishes!!!
By Jamie May Photography: This was such a beautiful wedding. I loved everything about it. I have never been to the lighthouse in Montague called White River Light Station. It was a beautiful place to take pictures. It has the old historical brick museum and lighthouse and it is right on the water. You can walk to the beach. It is a very short walk. I know I have mentioned it before, but I can not express how much I love when couples see each other before the party gets started. They had their first look and then had their family show up and bridal party to take pictures. Then they gave me another half hour to an hour to go to another awesome locations in the woods. It is so nice to have time. It is truly a gift on the wedding day. They got married at the Oak Chanel Trail Golf Course. It is right on the water too and we had beautiful views of Lake Michigan. I love that it was a white tent wedding, right on the grounds. There were beautiful details and I love all the different dishes by Debbie Does Dishes. I also love all the different cakes and desserts. We went overload on the details. In addition to it being a beautiful wedding, this was a beautiful couple inside and out. So thankful to be a part of their wonderful day!! xoxo
ps. sorry if any typos, kids are saying mom a hundred times as I am trying to write this! :)