Myra & Jeff | Bissell Treehouse

So many wonderful moments from this day! Myra and Jeff flew in from San Francisco to be wed at the Bissell Treehouse last Friday. Planning from that distance has to be such a challenge but you wouldn’t have known it from what a beautiful event they put together, and did I mention it only took them a few months. Rockstars. We had the couple’s first look up on the roof of the Homewood Suites and promptly lost the veil to the wind. Some neat shots of that below but also what a memory! During the ceremony, the couple included Jeff’s invention and 3-D imaged their first kiss. I’ve never seen anything like it nor am I likely to again. It’s a remarkable invention and if you want to learn more about it and his company you can find it here at their website.  Another noteworthy part of their day was the addition of zoo animals to the cocktail hour. I had no idea the zoo offered this to their wedding clients! How fun! And lastly one of my favorite moments was listening to Myra tell the story of her magnolia branches she brought from San Francisco, the single bud was in front of their place settings at dinner.  Congrats to the beautiful couple!

Thanks Tim!

Oh yeah and it was Artprize!

We got to watch the 3-D scan after dinner. Pretty remarkable!

Such a beautiful celebration of love. I’m so honored I was able to document it for Myra and Jeff.

Some of the other players of the day…

Bride’s gown: Kate May
Florist: Events by ICandy
Caterer: Martha’s Vineyard
DJ: DJ Brennan
Planner/Coordinator: RSVP 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

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