Carnival Engagement Session

Carnival Engagement Session

Carnival Engagement Session

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival

Jodi & Bruce

Every year our little town of Grand Haven, MI hosts the annual Coast Guard Festival. We’re know as Coast Guard City USA. A big part of the festival is the carnival which takes place right on the main street of Washington Ave, right in front of all the shops. Taking Jodi and Bruce through the crowds of people, we found that you can be surrounded by activity but still only have eyes and ears for your love. Their clothing colors were specifically chosen to coordinate with the vivid colors of the carnival without being a distraction.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/Frauenthal-Center-104952971860/

Website: http://Frauenthal.org

Instagram: @frauenthalcenter

Planner, Styling & Details- White Dress Events

Http://whitedressevents.com

Instagram: @whitedressevents

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

Florals & Design- Wasserman’s Floral & Gifts

Skeeter Parkhouse

1595 Lakeshore Dr

Muskegon MI 49441

[email protected]

231-755-6536

www.wassermansflowers.com

https://www.facebook.com/Wassermans-Flowers-and-Gifts-61538370070/

https://www.instagram.com/wassermans_flowers/

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

http://brendahoffmanphotography.com

Instagram:  @brendahoffmanphotography

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

https://www.pinterest.com/bhoffmanphotos/

Fine art wedding and portrait photographer

Linens – Elegant Linen & Design

http://elegantlinendesign.com

https://www.facebook.com/Elegant-Linen-Design-149334881765112/

https://www.instagram.com/elegantlinen/

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

www.i-do-signs.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/JMorganLtd/

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

616.901.6285

www.inspirationvideo.com

www.facebook.com/likeinspirationvideo

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

https://www.facebook.com/wmrentalco/

https://www.instagram.com/wmrentalco/

Dress, earrings, bracelet & Shoes – Bianka Bridal

www.biankabridal.com

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

http://jamielynnecreative.com/

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

http://www.flawlesslyfinishedeventartists.com/

https://www.instagram.com/flawlesslyfinishedeventartists/

https://www.facebook.com/flawlesslyfinishedeventartists/

Models:

Tyler & Mary S

Beach Sunset Engagement Session

Beach Sunset Engagement Session

Beach Sunset Engagement Session

Holland, MI – Brittney & Quinten

We all know that wedding day’s are a once in a lifetime event with no “do-overs” but engagement sessions on the other hand can be rescheduled.  This is exactly what happened with Brittney and Quinten’s engagement session.  On our first try, we were rained out a bit.  But as you can see we made the most of it.  Our second try was a beautiful sunset on the shore of Lake Michigan.  This was great because being at the beach is such an integral part of their love story.  Brittney and Quinten rocked their session.  They quickly became at ease in front of the camera and look like pros!

 

 

Frauenthal Theater Wedding – Muskegon, MI

Frauenthal Theater Wedding – Muskegon, MI

Frauenthal Theater Wedding – Muskegon, MI

Marci and Walt Tie the Knot

The day had finally arrived for Marci and Walt to get married.  We met a year and a half before and quickly became friends.  I can still remember the day.  We chatted like we had known each other for a long while and I distinctly remember giving Walt a “high five” as some time during our meeting.  It was a great fit!    We did their Fireman themed engagement session and Marci even helped me run my booth at a bridal show.  To say that I was excited to photograph their wedding was an understatement!

The historic Frauenthal Theather was their chosen venue and we had the run of the place for the day.  Since trusted me and allowed plenty of time for bridal party photos, there really was no stress as we took in the grandeur of the facility.  With the ceremony in the theater and the reception up in the ballroom, it was an easy transition for all involved.  The great team of vendors also made the day such a wonderful success.  I cannot say enough how helpful Rachel from White Dress Events was throughout the day.  Communication was clear and everyone knew where they had to be when, which is such a blessing.  Her assistant Becky even made sure my assistant Sara and I had food.  True team players!

The rest of the team rocked as well!  The food was great, the cupcakes and cakes were nummy, the dance floor was full, the decor was on point and the bride looked fabulous with great hair and dress!  Sure does take a lot of people to pull off an epic wedding…but oh, so worth it!

Here’s a video of their day:

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Frauenthal Theater– Venue (one of my favs)

White Dress Events – Planning (my heroes for the night)

Caela Scott – dress (such a gorgeous one!)

Desserts by Design – cake/cupcakes (so yummy!)

Chalet Floral – flowers/decor (fantastic as always)

Harris Hospitality – dinner (always delicious!)

Modern Entertainment – DJ (great team player and kept the party going)

Salon 297 – Bride/bridesmaids hair & makeup (simply perfect!)

Dan Anderson – Officiant extraordinaire

Laketown Conference Center – Saugatuck, MI – Wedding Sneak Peek

Laketown Conference Center – Saugatuck, MI – Wedding Sneak Peek

Laketown Conference Center – Saugatuck, MI

Sneak Peek – Miguel & Katherine

The weather was absolutely perfect for yesterday’s wedding at Laketown Conference center in Saugatuck, MI.  Taking the short drive from Grand Haven, this photographer anticipated a  well-planned event, knowing that White Dress Events was on the job.  Any they certainly did not disappoint!

These are just a few of the images to give you a glimpse of what took place yesterday.  There was love and laughter all around!  Congratulations Miguel and Katherine!  May you have many years of love and happiness of you!  Thank you for the honor of being your photographer.

Team Players:

White Dress Events

Ryke’s

Laketown Golf & Conference Center

Chalet Floral

West Michigan Catering

Xavier Nicole Video

Weddings by Paulette (dress)

Frauenthal Theater Wedding – Muskegon, MI – M & W Sneak Peek

Frauenthal Theater Wedding – Muskegon, MI – M & W Sneak Peek

Frauenthal Theater Wedding  – Muskegon, MI

Sneak Peek of Marci and Walt’s epic day!

While we may have hardly left the building yesterday, we came away with an absolute plethora of images that certainly did not lack for variety.  The day was fun and full of love as family and friends settled in to the historic Frauenthal theater to watch Marci & Walt pledge to love each other forever.

All the details were perfectly planned and executed.  They had some amazing pros helping to make sure the day went off without a snag.  A big shout out to Rachel and her assistant Becky from White Dress Events, who were truly amazing and help me and my assistant through some curve balls that were thrown our way…and they made sure we were fed!

This is just a peek for now.  The rest will come later.  To catch the updates as they come, be sure to subscribe to the blog.  You can also sign up for Marci & Walt’s gallery.

Vendor Love (the team players that made the day happen!) – Thanks to all you helped make the day possible!

Frauenthal Theater– Venue (one of my favs)

White Dress Events – Planning (my heroes for the night)

Caela Scott – dress (such a gorgeous one!)

Desserts by Design – cake/cupcakes (so yummy!)

Chalet Floral – flowers/decor (fantastic as always)

Harris Hospitality – dinner (always delicious!)

Modern Entertainment – DJ (great team player and kept the party going)

Salon 297 – Bride/bridesmaids hair & makeup (simply perfect!)

Dan Anderson – Officiant extraordinaire

 

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