ashley + leonard | grand rapids wedding photography

It’s a pretty awesome thing when you feel comfortable enough with a bride and a groom to eat dinner with them. I know that sounds like such a silly thing, but eating in front of people you don’t know very well is kind of nerve wracking. At least it is for me! You never know if you’re going to get something stuck in your teeth or spill on yourself. But I, for the first time, had dinner with Ashley and Leonard to talk about final details for their wedding a couple months ago and it was great! So right from there I knew their wedding was going to be so much fun. I actually went to high school with Ashley (you know, years ago!) and I was so pleasantly surprised when she contacted me about being her wedding photographer.

When I first met with them, I knew I was going to like spending time with them. Their engagement session last fall was so comfortable and easy going that I knew their wedding day was going to be the same.

Well, it was 96 degrees on their wedding day so there was that… but Ashley was amazing. She was stunning and never wavered because of the weather. Everyone was fantastic and truly made this day so special for Ashley and Leonard. Luckily, we were right next to a lake and some of their guests took advantage of that! Ashley and Leonard even surprised everyone with a choreographed dance for their first dance, which they had taken dance lessons for. It was spot on and just continued to add to the celebration that was their wedding day. Take a look at these previews from their wedding day… Thank you so much Ashley and Leonard for choosing me to capture your wedding! Love and hugs to you guys!

Venue – Bay Pointe Inn

Dress – Bridal Elegance

Rings – Nords Jewelers

Florist – Gail VanderLaan

Photography – Lyzenga Photography+Design

Videography – LOE Productions

Cake – Mirabella Patisserie

Popcorn Bar – Grand Rapids Popcorn Company



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