Dani & Trey {A Classy and Elegant Wedding at The Pinnacle Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan}

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From the Bride: “Trey and I first met at a wedding. Trey was the best man for his close friend from high school who (and his family) helped lead Trey to the Lord. A year and a half later, we are now having our own wedding, that close friend is now Trey’s best man, and the best man’s dad, a pastor (and dear friend to Trey and I), is officiating our ceremony!”
Dani and Trey’s classy wedding day in Grand Rapids, Michigan was nothing short of perfect. When we showed up to capture details and getting ready shots, I knew that this day was going to be one for the record books. I’ve known Dani since college, and she has always had excellent taste – elegant and classy are words that describe who she is, and I knew her day would be nothing short of that! My first time meeting Trey was at the first look, and it was amazing to see how perfect he is for Dani. As soon as she saw him, she immediately relaxed and a huge smile filled her face. These two were meant to be together. He fills her with joy, she makes him laugh, and it’s obvious that they share a love for literature. (Just wait until you see the bride and groom portraits in the downtown Grand Rapids library!) I loved that their wedding day was a clear reflection of who the two of them are as a couple, and the fact that it ended with a killer dance party at the beautiful Pinnacle Center!
Dani and Trey, thank you for inviting us to share in this incredible day with you both! I also want to specifically thank you for all of the time you allotted for portraits in downtown Grand Rapids — we were able to create some gorgeous images, and it’s all because you gave me the time and freedom to be creative. THANK YOU :)
I am so excited for the life you are starting together. Besides the fact that you clearly adore one another, and know how to break it down on the dance floor — it’s also incredibly obvious that your marriage is one that points to the gospel. Your ceremony was one of the most meaningful I’ve ever witnessed, and I know I’m not the only one who was wiping away tears ;) I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images of your perfect day!

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Dani surprised Trey with these special cuff links to wear on their wedding day :)GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2980GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2981GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2982GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2983GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2984GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2988GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2989

Look at that mirror! Isn’t it amazing?GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2990GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2986GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2985GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2987GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2991GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2992GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2993GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2995GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2996GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2997GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2998GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_2999

I loved the beautiful robes that Dani bought for each of her bridesmaids to wear – so gorgeous! GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3000GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3001GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3002GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3003GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3004GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3011GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3005

What did I tell you about this getting ready space?!! Isn’t it perfect?! GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3012GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3006GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3007GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3008GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3009GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3010GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3013GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3014GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3015GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3016GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3017GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3018GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3019GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3020GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3022GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3021

It’s safe to say that Trey loved the cuff links Dani bought him ;) GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3023GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3024GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3025GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3026GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3027GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3028GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3029GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3030GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3032GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3033GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3034GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3031GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3036GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3035GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3037

I swear Dani is a model in another life. She’s a stunner!!GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3039GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3038GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3040GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3041GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3042GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3043GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3044GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3045GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3046GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3047GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3048GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3049GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3050

Trey and Dani also share a love of coffee, so Madcap was an obvious decision for some bridal party images!GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3051GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3052GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3053GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3054GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3055GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3056GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3057GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3058GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3059GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3060GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3061GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3062GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3063GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3064GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3065GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3066GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3067GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3068

I was thrilled when Dani took us to the Amway Grand to grab a few portraits before we had to head back for the ceremony! It provided a stunning backdrop for this beautiful couple :)  GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3069GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3070GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3071GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3072GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3073GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3074GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3075GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3076GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3077GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3078GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3079

Dani’s nieces were the cutest. Just wait until you see their moves on the dance floor ;)
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I loved that Trey’s mom looked back to watch him while Dani came down the aisle. GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3087GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3088GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3089GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3090GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3091GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3092GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3093GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3094GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3095GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3096

I loved that Dani and Trey chose to sing ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ together with all of their bridal party and guests at the end of the ceremony. GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3097GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3098GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3099GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3100GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3101GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3102GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3103

The reception at The Pinnacle Center was filled with blue and white china, hydrangeas, and books. The perfect complement to this couples style! GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3104GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3105GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3106

 

The favor that they left for each guest was also a beautiful, personal touch. Dani’s mother is the president of Women at Risk, International, and her organization sells coffee beans from Cafe Feminino that are harvested and roasted by a women’s cooperative in Peru. GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3107GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3108GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3109GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3110GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3112GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3113GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3111

And then there was the most perfect golden hour. Dani and Trey were up for anything, and let us pull them from the reception for a few minutes to take advantage of a beautiful sunset and I couldn’t be more pleased with how these images came out! GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3114GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3115GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3121GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3116GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3122GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3117GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3118GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3119GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3123GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3120GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3124GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3125GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3126GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3127GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3128GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3129GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3130

And then it was back in to the reception for a dance party! GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3131GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3132GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3133GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3134GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3135GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3147GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3136GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3137

This was Dani’s grandma’s first time dancing ever!! Isn’t she the cutest?! GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3138GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3139GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3140GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3141GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3142GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3143GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3144

It’s not everyday that you have a bridesmaid come up to you at the reception and offer to take pictures of the photographers dancing to one song! So since it was a once in a lifetime kind of opportunity, we decided to take her up on it for a minute or two ;)
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The night ended with a perfect sparkler exit as the happy couple drove off in their limo as husband and wife! GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3148GrandRapidsMichiganWeddingPhotographer_3149

 

Thanks to the amazing vendor team that made this day possible!

Photography: Chloe Luka Photography (http://www.chloelukaphotography.com)
Second Shooter Team: Kate Foster & Abigail Heckman
Wedding Dress: Stella York: Belltown Bridal in Seattle, WA (http://www.belltownbride.com/home.html)
Florist: Sunnyslope Floral (http://www.sunnyslopefloral.com/)
Ceremony Venue: Trinity Christian Reformed Church (http://www.trinity-crc.org/)
Reception Venue: The Pinnacle Center (http://thepinnaclecenter.com/)
DJ: Provided by the Pinnacle Center
Cake: Marge’s Donut Den (http://www.margesdonutden.com/)
Catering: Provided by the Pinnacle Center
Bridesmaids Dresses: Union Station (http://www.unionstation.co/)
Groosmen and Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse (http://www.menswearhouse.com/)
Invitations: The Invitation Place (http://www.weddinginvitationplace.com/)
Favors: Cafe Feminino (coffee beans harvested and roasted by a women’s cooperative in Peru and sold by Women at Risk, International)

 

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