Couple | Kate & David, 8-22-15
Ceremony Location | St. Alphonsus Parish
Photographer | Kristy Berends Photography
Reception Location | Gull Lake Country Club
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist | Cheeky Strut
Florist | Bloomers
Caterer | Steve & Rocky's
Wedding Cake | Nantucket Baking Company
Entertainment | Redline
Rentals | Canopeum
Transportation | Holiday Coach Company, Affordable Limousine
Rehearsal Dinner | Tre Cugini
Pearls Events Services | Event Design & Coordination
Kate & David contacted Pearls Events about a year ago and Leah B. spent nearly 8 months working very closely with both of them making sure every detail was absolutely perfect on their big day. The ceremony was held at St. Alphonsus Parish downtown Grand Rapids and their reception about an hour away at Gull Lake Country Club, so the Pearls Events team had to divide and conquer the day-of to make sure everything went according to plan.
Cheeky Strut met Kate and her ladies bright and early in Kate's bridal suite at the J.W. Mariott to start hair and makeup. I checked in with breakfast and coffee while Leah B. and Aletha began setting up at the country club. Once tables, chairs and linens were in place, Bloomers arrived with centerpieces and the tent began to transform making Kate & David's wedding dreams come true!
The bride & groom decided not to see each other before the ceremony which made Kate's grand entrance into St. Alphonsus Parish that much more special. After the ceremony, guests were transported to Gull Lake Country Club via charter bus while Kate & David stayed behind to take a few photos.
Cocktail hour began right on schedule and once the bride & groom arrived, guests were invited to find their seats. Kate & David cut their cake, speeches & toasts were made and dinner was served. After a few traditional dances between the bride & groom and their parents, Redline opened the dance floor to guests and they danced the night away!
Many thanks to Kristy of Kristy Berends Photography for the lovely images - Check out her blog if you'd like to see more!