Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot – Frauenthal- Muskegon, MI

Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot – Frauenthal- Muskegon, MI

Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot

For the bride and groom that would like a bit more drama to the look of their wedding day, this old Hollywood Glam styled shoot is sure to inspire.  The Frauenthal Center in Muskegon, MI provided the perfect backdrop for this all-out, glamorous endeavor.  Pulling together 15 of the area’s top vendors, Cassie of White Dress Events helped pull the vision that Brenda of Brenda Hoffman Photography had for this shoot.  Utilizing in the colors of white, gold and black throughout we aimed to show the discerning couple that over-the-top décor can still be classy and refined.

With the historic old theater so conveniently located, we join forces to bring together the theme of Old Hollywood Glam with the gold, black and white color palette. The black floor provided the wonderful anchor for all the gold items.  From gold flatware, chivari chairs, gold sequin linens, statement-making gold urns and candelabras and numerous vintage pieces the style was complete with no detail left out.  Even a vintage mirror and frames were used for the gold sealed escort cards.  All the gold was anchored nicely with the black rimmed place settings and the black back-ground invitation suite.

The groom donned a classic black tuxedo and the bride was adorned in a sleek gown by Kenneth Winston fit for the red carpet. While fabulously elegant, the gown was also comfortable enough for the bride and groom to enjoy a break on the round settee in the beautiful theater lobby.   A vintage veil, headpiece and necklace added extra softness for a ceremony.  Even the jewelry was vintage with a 3ct antique European cut diamond.

Here is the link for the behind-the-scenes video: https://vimeo.com/210370949

Venue – Frauenthal Center

Make memories at the Frauenthal Center. Our historic building and its beautiful facilities are the perfect backdrop to your special occasion. Whether celebrating commitment and love at your wedding or hosting an intimate gathering, we will help you and your guests enjoy a unique experience no one will soon forget.


Website: http://Frauenthal.org

Instagram: @frauenthalcenter

Planner, Styling & Details- White Dress Events


Instagram: @whitedressevents

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WhiteDressEvents/

Florals & Design- Wasserman’s Floral & Gifts

Skeeter Parkhouse

1595 Lakeshore Dr

Muskegon MI 49441

[email protected]





Wasserman’s Flowers And Gifts has been proudly serving West Michigan since 1880 , with a large selection of the freshest and highest quality cut flowers , live plants and ever expanding array of gift items , specializing in wedding and event planning .

Concept & Photography – Brenda Hoffman Photography


Instagram:  @brendahoffmanphotography

Facebook:  https://facebook.com/brendahoffmanphotography/


Fine art wedding and portrait photographer

Linens – Elegant Linen & Design




Vintage Item Rental & Styling – add{vintage}

add{vintage} offers event design, consultation, styling, set-up, tear-down, and a vintage rental collection.

phone: 616-502-5978

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/addvintagestyle/

Instagram: addvintagestyle

Website: www.add-vintage.com

For the shoot I provided styling and vintage items for guest tables, dessert table, and invitation set & escort card displays.

Custom Sign – I Do Signs


Specializing in hand-painted, custom sign art for: weddings, event, businesses, home decor + gifts; & public or private Chalk School classes for you DIYers.

Facebook: facebook.com/i.do.signs

Instagram: i.do.signs

Wedding Rings – J Morgan Jewelers

Facebook: facebook.com/JMorganLtd

Website: www.jmorganltd.com


14k yellow gold wedding bands and a 14k yellow gold vintage style engagement ring with a 3ct antique European cut diamond.

Video – Inspiration Video

Anne Smith

PO Box 314

Grandville, MI 49468




Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/inspirationvideo/

Inspiration Video is a professional, high definition, digital video production company since 2003 – working to create your visual answer. Inspiration Video provided the behind the scenes video for this shoot.

Rentals (chairs, table settings, vintage couch) The Rental Company

http://wmrentalco.com – Holland, MI



Dress, earrings, bracelet & Shoes – Bianka Bridal


Instagram: instagram.com/biankabridal

FB: facebook.com/biankabridal

Grand Rapid’s most chic and private bridal boutique offering designs from around the world hand picked for local brides and bridesmaids.

http://biankabridal.com – Grand Rapids, MI

  • Kenneth Winston # 1711 $1495
  • Ti Adoro Bracelet $150
  • Thomas Knoell Designs Earrings $275
  • Badgley Mischka Wedge $245

Stationary Items -Jamie Lynn Creative


Vintage Veil, Necklace & Tuxedo – Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists

Website: www.greatlakeswgs.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greatlakeswgs

Instagram: @greatlakeswgs

Great Lakes WGS offers complete wedding gown care and restoration of vintage wedding dresses and veils.

We offer anything a bride needs for her wedding gown. Alterations, cleaning, pressing, restyling; as well as offering veils and custom accessories for sale in our studio.  We also partner with XEDO for easy and affordable online tuxedo rentals.  Our team is well-known in the Midwest for restoring and restyling vintage wedding gowns and veils, and our passion is making wedding attire dreams come true.

We offer anything a bride needs for her wedding gown. Alterations, cleaning, pressing, restyling; as well as offering veils and custom accessories for sale in our studio.  We also partner with XEDO for easy and affordable online tuxedo rentals.  Our team is well-known in the Midwest for restoring and restyling vintage wedding gowns and veils, and our passion is making wedding attire dreams come true.

Cakes – Ryke’s Bakery, Catering and Cafe

Website: rykes.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rykes

Twitter: twitter.com/RykesRocks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rykesrocks/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/rykesbakery/

Featuring cakes, cupcakes, pastries, cookies, and more, Ryke’s will design the perfect desserts for your special day.

For the photo shoot, Ryke’s created 3 custom cake designs. To keep the display visually interesting, we played with dimensions and sizes among the different designs. We kept within the color palette of black, white, and gold while adding some more detailed and glamorous elements, like the gold sequins and the rosettes. It was so much fun to get to play with the Old Hollywood theme and come up with ways to keep the cake designs classic and elegant but also unique.

Hair & Make-up – Flawlessly Finished Event Artists





Tyler & Mary S

Wynn & Ellie – Upland, IN Wedding Sneak Peek

Wynn & Ellie – Upland, IN Wedding Sneak Peek

Wynn & Ellie –

Upland, Indiana Wedding – Sneak Peek

I wanted to get a few of those posted to share in the joy that we experienced yesterday.  I haven’t cried so much at a wedding in a long time.  These two people, surrounded by their family and friends, vowed before God to love each other for the rest of their lives.  There sweetness and tenderness with each other just overflows and anyone around them can’t help but notice and smile broadly in response.

Thank you, Wynn and Ellie for allowing me to be part of your day! To be notified when the full gallery goes live, please visit:  Coggin Wedding

Grand Ravines Park – Ottawa County – J & K

Grand Ravines Park – Ottawa County – J & K

Grand Ravines Park – North

Jenison, MI – Jeff & Kim

Ottawa County Michigan has such a wealth of locations for getting outdoors and enjoying our varied Michigan weather.  Grand Ravines is just one of the many wonderful options.  For Jeff and Kim’s engagement session, we opted for the North portion of the park and enjoyed the views of the river and the greenery that was bursting into life.

When I met with Jeff and Kim to plan their engagement session, there were a few things that I noticed.  Kim has an easy smile and looks at Jeff in a way that only one truly in love could.  Jeff has eyes that convey his smile and are especially bright when he’s chatting with Kim.  Together they are easy going and comfortable.

During their engagement session they were ready for anything that I threw at them.  We enjoyed some great laughs…especially when we realized that my instructions weren’t always as clear as I thought them to be!  Despite the temps in the 40s we enjoyed the warm light that the sun gave us and captured moments that I hope they will not soon forget.  One of my favorites was when they were dancing together and Kim looked at Jeff and commented , “I’ll dance with you anywhere.”.  Yep, that is why I do this.  Sweet tender moments like that.  Thank you, Kim and Jeff, for allowing me to come along on your date.  I will see you in June of 2018 at The Little Red Barn!

A & S – Black & Red Wedding – Trillium Events – Spring Lake, MI

A & S – Black & Red Wedding – Trillium Events – Spring Lake, MI

Alex & Stephanie’s Formal Black & Red Wedding

With a touch of quirkiness!

Alex & Stephanie went all out with their formal black & red themed wedding.  The thought put into all the details astounded me.  From the red kissing balls that lined the aisle for the ceremony to the very dramatic centerpieces for the ceremony and every little detail in between, everyone could tell that  a lot of thought and planning went into pulling off their elegant affair.

But they had hints of quirkiness tossed in for good measure.  The bears sitting in front of the bride and groom at the head table were one thing.  The dinner was grilled chicken and…burgers!  How fun is that!  They also had glow sticks for their dancing guest’s fun and enjoyment.

The day started bright and wonderful for late September wedding.  The sun was shining and it was just warm enough but not too warm.  The ceremony included honoring relatives that had passed, a sand ceremony and some very touching vows written by the couple.  The reception had a really fun version of the shoe game and of course dancing, cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses.  We finished out the night heading to the same gazebo where we started the day and took some romantic night photos.

The culmination of it all ended up in their massive, wonderfully story telling, black, leather bound album.  Thank you Stephanie & Alex for allowing me to be part of your day!

Team Players:

Flowers & Decor:  Chalet Floral

Linens:  Elegant Linen & Design

Venue/Food:  Trillium Catering & Events

Cake:  Kelly Ippen

DJ: Movin Music

Bride’s Dress:  Carol’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dress: Spring Lake Bridal

Tuxes:  Men’s Wearhouse

Staitionary:  Jamie Lynn Creative

Hofma Park Engagement Session

Hofma Park Engagement Session

Wynn & Ellie – Engagement Session

Hofma Park

First we started in Hofma Park in Grand Haven, Mi for their engagement session to capture the beauty of the fall.  Warning them that they may feel awkward at first was totally unnecessary!  These two quickly forgot that I was even there and I was able to capture the fun, easy-going comfortableness between these two cuties.

Grand Haven State Park – Grand Haven Pier

Because Wynn had proposed on the pier in Grand Haven, it was only fitting that we end up at the state park for the sunset.  We finished off with a little smoke grenade fun!

Thanks Wynn and Ellie for letting me tag along on your date.  🙂

Fireman Engagement Session

Fireman Engagement Session

Fireman Love – Engagement Session

Scheduled to be married in June of 2017, Marci and Walt, like many other couples, wanted to have engagement photos done.  But they didn’t want just any engagement photos.  They wanted to integrate part of their love story.

Reaching out to their planned wedding photographer, Brenda Hoffman Photography, Marci asked if they could do part of their session at the fire station.  Absolutely YES!  Brenda shared with Marci a vision of how the session could go.  Wanting to pull in the red from the firetrucks and also pull in her femininity with his masculinity, Brenda and Marci chatted about how to pull that all together.  Specifically, the vision included a dress and red shoes.  The ones Marci found were absolute perfect.  The fact that her dress had a yellow stripe to match the stripe on his fire gear was a wonderful happenstance.

The two giggled like teenagers during the session and perhaps a little bit at the photographer’s glee over being able to tell a story through their photos.

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