Kate & Justin | Felt Mansion Estate Wedding | Saugutauck, Michigan

What a perfect day at my favorite West Michigan wedding location. I’ve adored the Felt Mansion from the first time I saw it, probably 20 years now ago. This was before the restoration project began. It was lovely now and it is stunning now! Holden Micheal made the event run so smoothly and had every detail planned perfectly. Can’t recommend him and his team enough, they are fantastic!

Kate and Justin are both incredible people and are fiercely loved by their people. This day was not short on that love and it was easy to see why they are so beloved individually and together. Their sweet dog Corky sang them a song. A deer was an uninvited reception guest. The groom’s band had the entire dance floor packed for the most energy-packed set I’ve ever seen.  It was a great day and I’m so glad I got to be there to capture all the moments…tiny and big. Here are a few of my favorites so far…

Congrats Kate and Justin! I wish you both all the best of life and love together.


Vendor Love:

Bride’s wardrobe: Little White Dress
Groom’s wardrobe: Nordstrom
Hair/Makeup: Engedi Salon
Florist: Back to the Fuchsia
Caterer: Gilmore Catering
Dessert: Crane’s Pie
DJ/band: MainStreet Soul Band
Planner/Coordinator: Holden Michael Events

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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