Kim and Hai | Grand Rapids Wedding Photography

This was a wonderful day. Kim and Hai are both the sweetest people you could ever meet and together they are just perfect. I’m still dreaming about that amazing Bahn Mi sandwich they got me for refueling during portrait time, how sweet is that also. The day started out at the traditional tea ceremony held at the Bride’s parents home. It was a beautiful ceremony, though I didn’t understand the language it didn’t take the words to be moved by both of their parent’s speeches and blessings. Not a dry eye in the room.  From there they had a traditional Catholic service at Church of SS Peter & Paul in Grand Rapids and ended the night with a wonderful feast and epic dancefloor at First Wok on 44th st. Their new ballroom is amazing!

I’m so thrilled to share these images of Kim and Hai’s day with you. It is easy to see their love and adoration of each other…and how fun of a crowd they run with. Wish we could do it again!

Congrats Kim and Hai! I wish you both all the best of love and life together! <3

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.

Serving Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, Chicago, and beyond.