Snowy Vintage Michigan Wedding

I know it’s halfway through April, but when a winter wedding this gosh darn gorgeous comes along, there’s no way I’m waiting till November to post it! It was photographed by the lovely Kelly Sweet, the photography queen behind this pretty wedding from a few weeks ago. What I love most about this wedding, besides the snow flurry pictures, is that the bride and groom, Adrienne and Michael, pulled everything together in just a few short months, so that Adrienne’s sister could be there as matron of honor before she moved to Kenya. There’s lots more of their sweet story below, but first, take a look at their beautiful winter wedding!

{Vendors: Photography: Kelly Sweet Photography| Ceremony venue: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary| Reception Location: Boulder Creek Golf Club- Grand Rapids| Second photographer: AJ Paschka| Flowers: the bride| Cake and desserts: the bride, along with her mother and friends| Wedding dress: Allure Bridal| Bride’s boots: Velvet Heart| Hairpieces: bride’s sister}

From the bride: Upon getting engaged in the fall, we originally decided to plan a wedding for the late summer of 2012, but my sister and brother-in-law had been planning to move to Kenya (permanently) in early February. They would have to miss our big day if we waited that long to get married. It was very important to me to include them in some way (we considered Skype, but… it just didn’t seem right!), so in November, Mike and I started toying with the idea of whether or not it would be possible for us to get married in January. The phone call to my sister to tell her the news and ask her to stand with me as my matron of honor was joyfully tearful. I felt so relieved to know that they wouldn’t have to be left out of this meaningful day.

In fact, my sister is responsible for a huge amount of the homemade details that garnished our wedding. Everything from the fabric flowers worn in our hair and scattered on the tables, to the guest book (yes, it was handmade… ridiculous, I know)! My mom is also known for her creativity and energy, so she took all of my little ideas to the next level. My lovely bridesmaids chose their dresses (gray) and helped me bake biscotti for wedding favors. I created the flower arrangements with flowers from Costco. Mike printed off the place cards and programs. The list goes on and on with all of the things we found and borrowed (on short-notice, too!).

As cliche as it sounds, the wedding was truly beautiful beyond what we could have ever imagined. Maybe it was because we didn’t have time to fuss over getting every little detail perfect, but I’m willing to bet that everything felt right and good because we were surrounded by ALL of the people we love so dearly.

Thank you so much to Kelly for sharing yet another gorgeous wedding with Something Pretty, and to Adrienne for sharing the story behind it all!

Love,

Lisa

 

Comments

  1. It looks great Lisa!!! Thanks for the feature! :)

  2. Adrienne Baker says:

    We’re honored to be featured on your beautiful blog! Thank you! Isn’t Kelly Sweet amazing?? :)

    • I’m so thrilled to feature you! Kelly is absolutely wonderful. Thanks so much for your comment, Adrienne! :)

  3. Gorgeous wedding!! I love the slate gray they used. All of their vintage details are absolutely divine! The bride is glowing, what a fun, happy, intimate wedding! Great share!

  4. This wedding is so gorgeous, and I love that you just couldn’t wait!!

  5. i love the scarves on the groom and groomsmen. the flower hair pieces are adorable, too!

  6. love the gray!!! and their little flowers :)

  7. What a lovely feature, Lisa! The photography is beautiful- just my style…very light and airy. This wedding is simply beautiful and those cupcake looking treats have my heart :)

  8. Cathy Allore says:

    Just beautiful!!!

  9. Cathy Allore says:

    The fact that everyone helped with the threads of the wedding come together makes an everlasting memory quilt of the happy day for all. Had a smile on my face through all the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Those vintage details with pearls and old books are awesome. Great post Lisa.

  11. Thank you for sharing. I like all of the warm tones as you get inside. Looks really cold outside!

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