Grand Rapids / West Michigan based Wedding Photographer
 

Vendor Recommendations

From videographers to caterers, we’ll find somebody perfect for you!

 
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Being a wedding photographer has connected me to a whole other world that is the wedding industry. I’ve been able to connect with the best of the best vendors over the years. Here’s a small list of some of my favorite professionals. I genuinely believe in these businesses and individuals and don’t receive any sort of kick back or financial gain from referring them.

If you’re looking for a service or something specific other than what I have listed here, please reach out to me and I’ll see what I can do!

 
 
 

 Videographers

 
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I have nothing but good things to say about Mike at Clark Motion Picture Co. He uses a mix of both film and digital to create his wedding films. All of the times I have worked with him, he has never arranged a moment and always manages to capture the day as it was. Truly something different and special.

 

Coastline Studios travels all over the country for their clients. Top notch!
“We love capturing and telling love stories curated specifically for each and every one of our couples, encapsulating memories so they can last a lifetime.”

 
 

Wedding Planners + Coordinators

 
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West Michigan:

Rebecca Lemon at Ideal Events & Design is a true gem. She arranged and helped make that animated gif above come to life WHILE keeping the wedding running smoothly all day. If you’re getting married in West Michigan… hire her!

Northern Michigan:

Kris Rundblad at MerryMakers offers wedding coordination and design. MerryMakers has been producing weddings and events for over a decade. I worked with Kris for the first time at a wedding in Charlevoix, MI a couple of years ago.

 
 

 Catering and Food Options

 
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Grand Rapids/West Michigan:

Kangaroo Kitchen and Catering forever holds my heart for being one of the best caterers in the Grand Rapids area. “It is really all about creating for you an experience to make your event, and the food and friendly service we provide for you, that which everyone talks about.”

Standard Pizza Co. is for those in love with pizza and wanting something a little different. From a guest’s perspective… who doesn’t LOVE pizza!?

Watch them in action here.

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Marge’s Donut Den has some of the best donuts in town. They’re so good I usually get way too excited to see them arrive at weddings! They also specialize in wedding cakes. Guests always seem to love these.

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In need of a wedding cake? Located in Holland and Grand Rapids! “At The Cakabakery, we make all of our desserts just for you from real, fresh, local ingredients.”

 
 

 Hair + Beauty

 
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Grand Rapids/West Michigan:

JRK Studios - JR specializes in BOTH bride and groom styling! I feel like the grooms are sometimes left out on a wedding day when it comes to hair. JR is fixing that. Travels for weddings.

Grand Rapids/West Michigan:

Krystal Waivio Hair - “Skill is one thing, but add in the passion + gratification of helping someone feel their best and most beautiful, and THAT. That is why I do it. My heart bursts with joy when one of my brides exclaims “Oh my gosh, I LOVE IT!” Travels for weddings.

 
 

Entertainment / DJ

 
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Grand Rapids/Statewide:

A Mills Masterpiece is a locally owned and operated wedding & event DJ business serving all of Michigan.”

Detroit/Statewide:

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DJ Derek Hall at The Block Party. “We want your day to be the best, most fun party you have ever been at. Every day digging through records, every late night of practice, and every other wedding we've done becomes practice for the best one yet. Yours.”

 
 

 Florals and Design

 
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Ann Arbor/Detroit:

 
 

Red Poppy Floral is a small floral design studio – we emphasize thoughtful design and accept only a few events each weekend to have plenty of time and attention for each. It’s small scale – you’ll work directly with Tracy throughout the design process, and she’ll work closely with you to create flowers for your celebration.” Tracy is a true gem. She did the florals at a wedding at Cornman Farms that I photographed.

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Grand Rapids/West Michigan:

 
 

“Customization is the key to making your wedding flowers reflect your personal style or selected theme.The best part is that our team will help create your vision within a budget that you are comfortable with.”
I’m always excited when I arrive at a wedding to see that Ludemas did the florals. Always easy to photograph because they’re just too perfect!

 
 

Other Vendors

 
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Grand Rapids/West Michigan Transport:

Affordable Limousine & Party Bus provides both limousines, party busses, and trolleys in Grand Rapids. A lot of my couples have used them to get to/from photo locations with the bridal party.

If you’re looking for transportation for your guests to get to/from a hotel and your venue, I would start with asking your wedding planner or contacting your hotel(s).

Wedding Dresses:

“My initial reaction to Bianka Bridal was very intimidating. The store is absolutely gorgeous, but being on a tight budget I felt a little out of place. However, the ladies were amazing. I initially worked with Maria who was a charm. She was very respectful of my budget and went above and beyond to try to help me find my perfect dress. I went back a second time with and I said Yes and couldn't be happier. My mom and my bridesmaids also found the perfect dresses.”

 
 
 

If you’re looking for something that isn’t listed, shoot me an email. I like to think I’m kind of like the Yellow Pages of the wedding world!

I’ll help find whatever you need.

 
 
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