AJ and Molly

July 30

“Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.” William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This wedding had everything a summer wedding should have. Warm weather, a custom made moon photo booth, hundreds of twinkling lights and foraged greenery hanging overhead, and the sweetest couple.

Working with Molly, a talented graphic designer, was a dream. She had a beautiful vision of a romantic wedding, drawing inspiration and style from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Having the wedding in a dreamy and enchanting wooded area was a give, so they chose Johnson Park as their perfect backdrop.

Summer weddings in Grand Rapids (rather – Michigan) are wonderful and beautiful. An outdoor summer wedding in Michigan can be downright glorious… but that’s if the weather cooperates and isn’t humid and hot or pouring rain. Basically, 5% of them have perfect weather. Molly and AJ’s wedding was one of the lucky ones, and we took advantage of it.

The ceremony was located on the rolling green lawn and after, guests were seen strolling around, sipping on cocktails and playing lawn games. The reception was held inside the pavilion, where we brought as much nature indoors as possible. We created a canopy of hanging greenery and hundreds of twinkle lights to mimic the stars at night. We covered the tables in whimsical garden greenery and shades of purple blooms. With the bar on the large wraparound deck, guests were encouraged to enjoy the beautiful summer night.

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Ceremony + Reception Venue | Johnson Park
Design, Planning & Coordination | JS Weddings & Events
Photographer | Studio Phrene
Hair + Makeup | Reflections Salon
Floral Designer | JS Weddings & Events
Paper Goods, Signs + Decorations | Spectacle Design Studio
Ceremony Arch | Made by the Bride and her father
Ceremony Music | Bride’s Brother-In-Law
Rentals | Baker Tent Rental
Bar Service | Michael Burkmyre
Catering | Amore Trattoria Italiana
Bamboo Plates + Cutlery | Webstaurant
Dessert | Marge’s Donut Den
DJ | Jon Anderson
Moon Photobooth | Made by the Groom’s parents
Dress | David’s Bridal

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