Karrn and Mike | Grand Ideas Garden

My very precious friend Karrn married her sweetheart this past weekend at the gorgeous Grand Ideas Garden (how have I never been here?) and then enjoyed some most delicious cheese, meats, and cake at The Old Goat, a local favorite, for their intimate wedding reception. Every wedding I photograph is very special to me but it was extra exciting to watch this dear couple tie the knot. Here are a handful of favorites from their day.

Violet was so excited to see Mom as a Bride for the first time! Such a sweet moment!

Mike was pretty smitten with his Bride. The couple spent a private moment exchanging letters before the ceremony. Such a great idea!

Time to get married!!

Violet had to take some portraits herself. She was very specific about her direction and it was pretty awesome. 🙂

Later after the party was over we headed over to Blandford Nature Center to capture some more portraits of Karrn and Mike on the trails, where they love to spend time together.

Congrats guys! What a wonderful day of celebrating your family and your love for one another. Thank you for letting me document the day! Love you!!

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

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