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Michelle & Brad in Grand Rapids, MI
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Michelle carried a green, white, and yellow mix of roses, orchids, and tiny kiwi mums.
Daylily Floral & Gifts, Grand Rapids
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The bridesmaids carried rustic bouquets of hydrangeas, leaves, and tiny mums.
Daylily Floral & Gifts, Grand Rapids
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The groomsmen all wore these green hypericum berries and Brad wore a yellow orchid to match Michelle's bouquet.
Daylily Floral & Gifts, Grand Rapids
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Michelle slipped some green into her wedding look -- literally. She ordered this pair of bright green heels online. Brad and his guys wore striped socks to match.
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The bridesmaids wore strapless J. Crew dresses (actually, the same dress Brad gave Michelle to wear the night he proposed).
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Michelle and Brad's programs were square booklets tied with raffia. They kept the cover simple, with only their tree design, names, and wedding date.
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The couple exchanged vows outside the art museum. The courtyard was so pretty it didn’t even need an aisle runner.
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Guests tossed rose petals at Michelle and Brad as they walked from the ceremony to the green trolley waiting to drive them and the wedding party to take photos.
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Fresh pears perfectly matched the color palette. Michelle cut green paper into leaf shapes for the guests' names and tables, and then she attached them with pins.
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Tiny candles and low, round vases holding hydrangeas and kiwi mums decorated the tables.
Daylily Floral & Gifts, Grand Rapids
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Michelle and Brad designed their wedding stationery, including their modern menu cards. They switched up the font size and color for a sleek, simple look.
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In keeping with the tree theme, the couple’s fondant cake was  hand-painted with tree designs. The flavor? Pear ginger spice.

Michelle & Brad in Grand Rapids, MI

The Bride Michelle Ness, 29 and an activities assistant at a retirement community The Groom Brad Klaver, 26 and a discipleship pastor The Date September 25 Both Michelle and Brad love green and brown, so using that color combo was a no-brainer. The same green illustration of a tree appeared on all of their wedding stationery.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Harrison Studio, Grand Rapids
  • Eve at the B.O.B.
  • Daylily Floral & Gifts, Grand Rapids
  • NinaShoes.com

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