Emily & Jordan | Backyard Lakeside Wedding

Emily and Jordan’s wedding changed a bit since our first meeting but I think it’s safe to say their plan b was perfect. Jordan’s family has a gorgeous lakeside home that they held their event at. Love in the time of COVID is yielding many backyard intimate weddings and I am here for it! It was the most beautiful night to celebrate this lovely couple. Hope you enjoy their preview!

Congrats Emily and Jordan! Such an honor to be a part of your wonderful day!

Bride’s gown: Bridal Elegance
Groom’s wardrobe: Black Tux
Hair/Makeup: Capelli Salon
Florist: Gail Vander Laan
Caterer: Martha’s Catering
Cake: Mary Briggs
DJ/band: Steve Anzivino
Nighttime snacks: Yesterdog

Special thanks to Paula and Cascade Hills CC from the couple for being so understanding and helpful with moving their event!

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:


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