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A Romantic Modern Wedding in Grand Rapids, MI

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Andrea & Michael in Grand Rapids, MI
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A textured bouquet, which included king proteas, calla lilies and cascading phalaenopsis orchids, mirrored the intricacy of Andrea’s dress.
Modern Day Floral
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For her something blue, Andrea had these simple Kate Spade pumps dyed a shade of pale blue.
Kate Spade, My Glass Slipper
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To match the elegant stained-glass windows of the church, a hand-painted runner ran the length of the 100-foot aisle.
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The couple wanted a contemporary look for the altar: Monobotanical, monochromatic bouquets were set in cylinder vases of varying heights and alternated with candles.
Modern Day Floral
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Instead of being displayed on a table, the elegant escort cards were set into tall, vintage-inspired turn-style holders from Pottery Barn.
Gwyneth Paige
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Custom cocktail napkins included the couple’s name and wedding date.
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Silver linens and gray seat cushions provided a neutral background for the colorful centerpieces. The bridal party and the parents of the bride and groom were seated beneath a custom-made pergola.
Private residence
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Purple lighting and cozy couches transformed the lounge area.
Special Events Rental; Odyssey Lighting
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Compact mixes of flowers, both spiky (king proteas) and soft (hydrangeas), helped create the dream-inspired look they wanted.
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Each table number was written out in a script font and set in a pewter frame to match the vases and candlesticks on the tables.
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A flowing script font added a whimsical touch to the cards.
Gwyneth Paige
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Andrea and Michael hung pictures of themselves in antique-looking frames for a personal touch.
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The bronze-and-crystal chandeliers hanging from the custom pergola above the head table amped up the romance.
Odyssey Lighting
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The lounge was complete with cigars for the guys at the wedding.
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A painter captured the reception on canvas.
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Andrea & Michael in Grand Rapids, MI

The Bride Andrea, 23, a fashion assistant The Groom Michael, 32, an investment banker The Date September 18 A modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was their inspiration. They achieved it with lots of candlelight, romantic drapery and lush flower arrangements, and placed pewter and purple at the forefront of their elegant color palette.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Jen Kroll Photography
  • In Any Event by Jodi Bos
  • Private residence
  • Modern Day Floral
  • Kate Spade, My Glass Slipper

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