I had the privilege of photographing an old friend’s wedding last year in Grand Rapids, and when I tell you it was a tropical soirée for the ages, I mean it. Michigan may not be known for its warm climate or its year-round blooming foliage, but Jess & Walker said f*** it – let’s make it happen anyway. Get ready to pick your damn jaw up off the floor after you’ve scrolled through this fabulous downtown Grand Rapids greenhouse wedding✨
I was friends with Jess in high school, so when I found out she was getting married & got asked to photograph her special day, my nostalgic little heart melted on the spot. I knew their day would be absolutely top-notch and filled with intentional details from top to bottom, and I wasn’t wrong. Jess & Walker are professional dancers and run their own damn dance studio, so their first dances were a big deal – they were fully choreographed and absolutely blew away everyone in the room.
This day was filled with snazzy outfits, minimal yet oh-so-elegant decor to compliment the botanical atmosphere, friends & fam that looked like straight A-list celebs, and so much intention packed into every detail. It was much too easy to document the romance of Jess & Walker’s wedding and the love that was passed around from beginning to end – I’d hardly consider it “work!”
Reviews from my darling couples never fail to make me blush, and Jess & Walker’s was no different. Big hugs go out to every couple of mine who has made me feel so loved & welcomed – the love is so reciprocated, and I pour my heart into making sure that shows in your photos.🖤Thank you to these two for sending these sweet words my way!
“HIRE HER. You won’t regret it.
Allie managed the photography at my wedding this past August and I cannot even choose a favorite because I’m in love with all of my photos. Allie was so professional, managed a rough timeline of our day with my wedding planner, took killer photos, and kept us smiling all day. I would hire Allie for any photos I ever need if we didn’t live across the country from each other. Allie was the only photographer at our wedding and she knocked it out of the park”
It’s always an honor working alongside fellow wedding vendors who dedicate their unique talent, ideas, & creativity to help bring a couple’s dream day to life – so consider this a personal thank-you to each and every vendor who contributed to this dreamy day.
Now I can’t simply leave you without a few more details about this stunning venue, because if you’re going to be celebrating your big day in Grand Rapids, then you absolutely need to consider the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Greenhouse as your wedding venue.
Can’t make it to Hawaii for the tropical wedding you’ve always dreamed of? No problem – this greenhouse brings Hawaii to you! 😉 Tie the knot in front of your most loved people, surrounded by lush, blooming foliage, basking in the soft natural light shining through the greenhouse windows no matter the weather outside. Whether you’d like to curate your entire day around the lavish greenery & gargantuan leaves of this greenhouse, or you’d simply like to host your cocktail hour and/or reception here, you and your guests will absolutely fall in love.
In addition to the star-of-the-show rooftop greenhouse, this venue also boasts a more intimate garden room for smaller celebrations, as well as a banquet room with floor-to-ceiling windows, views of the city, and space to customize your unique wedding.
If you’re not able to visit Grand Rapids during the wedding-planning process and need to book your venue sight unseen, you can take a virtual tour of the botanical greenhouse here to get a feel for the space.
If you need me, I’ll be over here daydreaming about this romantic Grand Rapids greenhouse wedding for the rest of my days! Feel free to browse through some more wedding inspiration on my blog here, or take a peek at a few of my recent fabulous couples below. Reach out about wedding & elopement photography here if you’re on the hunt for your perfect fit – I’d be flattered beyond belief✨
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