Katharine & Christopher | Eaton Rapids Backyard Wedding

Katharine and Christopher were wed this month at the beautiful English Inn in Eaton Rapids. They had originally planned to have their whole event there but as is becoming a common refrain in my blog posts this year…. plans had to change due to COVID restrictions. With each change a deep breathe was taken and another set of plans made.  The couple made it all work and had the most beautiful day! The couple’s joy was contagious and their care for one another and bond was easy to see and lovely to document. It’s always one of my favorite parts of the day to find where the couple sneaks away a few moments here and there just to connect during bustle of the day. There were many of these moments with Katharine and Christopher, my favorite is included below. Grateful to have been included in this sweet backyard wedding.

Congrats Katharine and Christopher!



Ceremony Venue: The English Inn

Bride’s Gown: Beckers Bridal

Violinist and MC : Rodney Page / The Full Entrainment Experience — Cannot recommend this vendor enough! If you are looking for a MC or performer for your wedding you need to check Rodney out!

Amanda Kamppinen:

West Michigan born and raised. I call Grand Rapids home but I make many excuses to be lakeside. I will always be trying to make you laugh. It's my way.

Fun Facts:

Favorite band:

The National

Favorite Food:

Mall Pretzels

Favorite Podcast:

The Neighborhood Listen

Favorite lake:


Arrae Photography is a West Michigan portrait, engagement, and wedding photographer with true-to-life color and posing.

Serving Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, Chicago, and beyond.