Lauren and Bradford | 09.13.15 | Royal Park Hotel Wedding Rochester Michigan

What an amazing day at a gorgeous location! This was my first time shooting at the lovely Royal Park Hotel in Rochester Michigan and I can’t wait to go back! What an great wedding ceremony and reception location. Lauren and Bradford were so much fun to work with and their style was on point! Loved her dress and floral arrangements, they fit in perfectly with this grand location. Twig and Branches did the floral arrangement and design, they did an awesome job.  I really admired the large tropical leaves they used to decorate the ceremony stage, very unique and eye catching. The cake decorated with orchids was very stunning as well. The couple had a band for their ceremony and reception, they did a wonderful job of keeping the guests entertained and on the dance floor. I particularly loved them playing one of my favorite songs, Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros song) at the processional, excellent touch! The Royal Park hotel is full of wonderful photography opportunities. I love locations like these, can’t take a bad photo, every corner is stunning! Most importantly the couple was a delight to work with, they clearly adored each other and were so joyful the whole day. Their sense of humor and their kindness were a delight to be around all day. Here are a few of my favorites from their day.

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Congrats to the happy couple!

Bride’s Dress: Bella Sposa Bridal Boutique, Birmingham MI
Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Decor or rentals: Twigs and Branches Floral
Cake: Sweet and Savory Bakery
DJ/band: L’USA
Planner/Coorinator: Mark Hazelroth

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

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