You said “us” and in that moment, I knew words were magic.
I found Alyssa & Josh by happenstance, and it could not have been easier to fall in love with them. Their July wedding was graced with summer breezes and sun rays that soaked straight through that little chapel filled with those they love.
I am overwhelmed with gratefulness for being allowed to photograph this day. From the decor and classic wedding attire to the guests and locations — every emotion felt “real” which is incredibly rare in a time where social media editing overtakes the beauty of every day. I think that’s what I enjoyed the most about spending time with Alyssa and Josh: they have this comfortable energy about them. They know (and so does everyone who witnesses them together) that their love is secure. True. Real.
There were so many details about this day that I could carry on about: the little white chapel, greeting guests after saying “I Do,” the lakeside reception hall filled with greenery and blush, the patio overlooking Lake Macatawa that held some of the best dancing. BUT THE LOVE. So many smiles and sighs of deep contentment. They embody all the things I believe a wedding day should be about — and I can’t stop / won’t stop loving this day & these two for that.
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Congratulations, Alyssa & Josh – on both their wedding day & an exciting New Year!
Dress: Enzoani at Diva’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella’s Bridesmaids
Suits: Woodland Tailoring
Event Planning: Kelly Kennedy Rex – All Buttoned Up Events
H&MU: Krystal Waivio – Erick Gerson
Venue: Central Park Chapel – Boatwerks
Florist: Shelly’s Designs Florist
Invitations: Kelly Kennedy Rex – All Buttoned Up Events
Second Photographer: Stefanie Irene Photo
DJ: Bluewater Kings Band
Cake: Cakabakery West
Central Park Chapel Wedding Photographer Boatwerks Wedding Photographer \ Brennigan specializes in wedding portraiture and is available to travel throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and Central Florida.