A Preppy Vintage Wedding at The Cheney Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jordan VanDyke (26 and a social worker) and Katelyn Byker (25 and a special education teacher) met through the residential treatment home for at-risk

Jordan VanDyke (26 and a social worker) and Katelyn Byker (25 and a special education teacher) met through the residential treatment home for at-risk youth where they both worked. Jordan would walk the kids to school in the morning and found himself spending more and more time helping out in the classroom. They continued to see each other in the classroom and on break for 10 months until Jordan asked Katelyn on a real dinner date. It only took another 5 months for them to realize they wanted to spend their lives together and on a spring break trip to see Jordan's parents in Arizona, he proposed. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Tinity CRC, chosen for it's large brick structure and extravagant white pillars. For the reception, friends and family gathered nearby at The Cheney Place, famed for it's vintage furnishings and industrial chic decor. Jordan and Katelyn accentuated the beauty of the venue with a preppy color palette of navy, blush and gold. Each table was lined with navy stripes down the center and an assortment of pitchers and vases full of blush colored blossoms. As guests began the cocktail hour, the bride and groom made their entrance down an rickety, old wooden elevator. A large rustic menu of applewood bacon chicken with apricot and cherry mustard and sea salt roasted prime rib was served before friends and family headed over to the refurbished dressers serving as an assorters cupcake dessert buffet. After hours of dancing, guests headed home with bags of custom-made kettle corn and caramel corn.

The bride and groom designed the stationary together through minted.com.  They used the same color scheme and floral design they included in their wedding decor.  The color palette for the wedding was navy, blush and gold.
Silver and Gold Rings
Gold Isaac Mizrahi Flats
The bride's dress was elegant, yet playful, with varying fabrics, textures and layers. The beaded gemstones embroidered on her silk sash were the perfect addition to the dress, which she found after selecting the ribbon. The bridesmaids wore pink dresses from Ann Taylor with necklaces from Banana Republic and gold strappy sandals.
Jordan and his groomsmen wore navy chino suits from J.Crew's Ludlow collection.  The groomsmen wore long gold ties and Jordan wore a navy striped bow tie. The boutonnieres were white ranunculus, white pearl yarrow and dusty mint leaves.
The little ring bearer wore a seersucker suit from J.Crew's Crewcuts with a navy bow tie.  Around his neck he carried a DIY chalkboard drawn up by the Katelyn that read "Here Comes the Bride".
Father of the Bride Processional
Bride and Groom Church Recessional
Refurbished Dresser Escort Cards
The Cheney Place was a perfect reflection of the personality and tastes of both the bride and groom.  It boasted beautiful polished concrete floors, large windows and exposed brick walls. Rustic white chandeliers hung in the corners of the venue.
The bouquets contained white garden roses, anemones, ranunculus, touches of dusty miller, dusty mint leaves, pink garden roses and spray roses, white pearl yarrow and just a touch of blue viburnum berries.
Polished Concrete Floors and Exposed Brick
Each table had gold chargers, navy napkins, and a navy striped runner with assorted glass pitchers, vases and lanterns in the center.  Each vase or pitcher held an assortment of blush colored blooms around a small gold table number.
The couple chose this venue for all of it's shabby chic styled decor. The room was filled with vintage furniture, gorgeous chandeliers and velvet couches. Across the entire ceiling hung small string lights which added to the rustic atmosphere.
The dessert buffet was located on top of refurbished antique dressers. Guests were treated to an assortment of gourmet cupcakes including salted caramel, raspberry champagne and coconut.
As a wedding favor, Jordan and Katelyn gave each guest the option of taking a bag of Kettle Corn or Caramel Corn made by Dorothy and Tony's Gourmet Specialties.Each bag was tied with a ribbon and a handwritten 'Thank You'.
Black and White First Dance