Kalamazoo Wedding Photographer

Thy + James - Grand Rapids Michigan Wedding

I am so excited to share this one with you all because Thy and James are a special couple and their wedding day was incredible.  When I first talked to Thy and James about their big day, they told me that they were on the fence about having a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony on their wedding day (some Vietnamese couples do this a separate day).  I was crossing my fingers hoping that they would and was so excited when Thy told me that they were!  They held their tea ceremony at James's house in Wyoming Michigan, which will soon be home to both of them when they return from their honeymoon.  It was an amazing experience to be a part of this tradition that I have never witnessed before.  Eating some yummy roasted pig afterwards was a bonus!  Their church ceremony took place at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Kentwood Michigan; this church was a photographer's dream with natural light flooding in through plentiful skylights.  I was so impressed with their preparation: there was so much intentionality and purpose with all of their decisions.  They came up with a perfect photographer-friendly timeline, put together and organized their decor, chose vendors that were so great to work with and beautiful venues, delegated tasks intelligently to trusted family and friends, thought up the most creative wedding hashtag I have come across so far, and threw such a fun party with great people, surprisingly without help from professional planners although no one would have noticed.  This is a doozy of a blog post, but it was necessary for me to give justice to the entire story of Thy and James’s wedding day.  I have really grown fond of this couple.  I am so happy for you, Thy and James!

Church Ceremony Venue - St. Mary Magdalen Parish

Reception Venue - New Vintage Place

Hair Stylist - Flawless Beauty by Debra

Makeup Artist - Flawless Beauty by Debra

Bridal Gown - Spring Sweet

Bridal Bouquet - Pat's European Fresh Flower Market

Bridesmaid Dresses - JJ's House

Groom and Groomsmen Attire - Combatant Gentleman

Baker - Alpen Rose Restaurant and Cafe

DJ - Moments In Time Disc Jockeys, LLC

Caterer - West Michigan Caterer