Romantic Summer Wedding in Michigan | Josh + Lisa


Bride and groom portraits in west Michigan.

Josh and Lisa’s story began in high school where they met and fell in love. Not many are so lucky as to find their forever person at such a young age, but these two were meant to be. They followed each other through college and then to chiropractic school where their love continued to grow and flourish. Marriage was always the plan, but they had big goals and aspirations they wanted to accomplish first. After years of hard work and commitment to their goals, they now have over 4 offices throughout west Michigan with plans for more. Watching these two finally be pronounced husband and wife was such a bittersweet moment!


Getting ready

Josh and Lisa’s big day took place at The Felt Estate in Holland, MI. An award-winning venue that has been named the “hidden gem” of west Michigan for its historical roots and rustic charm. The grounds of the estate exude a feeling of romance and luxury. Everything you need for a beautiful wedding is provided.


Lisa and her team of bridesmaids wore matching floral robes as they got their hair and makeup done in the bridal suite of the estate. They opened a bottle of champagne in celebration of the events to come and shared a toast for the new Mr. and Mrs.


Bride and bridesmaids in matching floral, satin robes.
Groom and groomsman photo at the Felt Estate in Holland, MI.

First Look

Her bridesmaids waited patiently for the reveal of Lisa in her wedding dress and cheered as they saw her for the first time. The excitement and anticipation in the room was growing rapidly. We could not wait for Josh to see her walking down the aisle, but first we had one more stop to make.


The first look between father and daughter on her wedding day is always precious. So many emotions come to light as a father sees his little girl all dressed in white. Lisa’s dad was no exception. His ear-to-ear grin displayed incredible amounts of pride and happiness which made it all the more tender.


Josh and Lisa wanted to keep it traditional and wait until the ceremony to see each other. Instead of a first-look, they exchanged letters behind a doorway and read them silently together. Tears filled both of their eyes as they read each other’s words and touched hands, knowing that just moments from now they would be married.


Bride first look with bridesmaids at the Felt Estate in Holland, MI.
Bride's first look with her father at the Felt Estate in Holland, Michigan.
Bride and groom exchanging letters behind a door on their wedding day at the Felt Estate in MI.

Ceremony

It was a gorgeous summer day in August. The emptiness of the estate and the coolness of the breeze made the setting feel so peaceful. The ceremony was short but filled with beautiful words and tear filled eyes.


To symbolize their marriage, Josh and Lisa participated in a tree-planting ceremony. This tradition beautifully represents planting roots and growing together in marriage and family. They each added soil to the pot and watered the tree in tandem. It was a perfect representation of their commitment to each other and added an extra special meaning to the day.


The Felt Estate wedding venue in west Michigan.
Bride and her father walking down the aisle at the Felt Estate in Holland, MI.
Bride and groom at the altar on their wedding day.
Bride and groom at the altar on their wedding day.
Wedding tree planting ceremony in west Michigan.
Bride and groom walking down the aisle together after getting married.

Portraits

After the ceremony, we snuck away for some bridal portraits of the couple. We headed to the nearby woods for a natural backdrop. Josh and Lisa looked absolutely stunning and it was such a pleasure hanging out with just the two of them.


Bride and groom portraits in Michigan captured by Andi B Photo.
Bride and groom portraits in a field captured by Andi B Photo.
Bride and groom portraits in Michigan captured by Andi B Photo.
Black and white photo of a bride and groom on their wedding day in Michigan.
Bride holding her romantic summer wedding bouquet with pastel roses.

Cocktail Hour/ Reception

We made our way back to the venue for dinner and everyone celebrated as they walked through the door. Each of their siblings gave a speech and recounted memorable moments in their 13+ year history together. The tables were beautifully decorated with ensembles of greenery and the whole space looked like something out of a fairytale.


After dinner, the two of them mingled with their guests, played around in the photo booth, and enjoyed a private dress change before sunset photos.


Josh and Lisa are big fans of electronic music and the 808 beat (hence their wedding day 08/08/20!) Their first dance was to the song, “Superhuman” by Slander, which starts out slow and gradually leads into an upbeat EDM song. After that, it was ALL party for the rest of the night.


Wedding reception and dinner setup at the Felt Estate in west Michigan.
Bride and groom walking into their reception.
Summer wedding dinner toast at the Felt Estate in west Michigan.
Custom open bar sign and wedding table details.
"In loving memory" wedding table sign.
Bride dancing at her wedding at the Felt Estate in Michigan.
Bride and groom dancing at their reception under fairy lights in Michigan.

Josh and Lisa’s summer wedding was an unforgettable, fairytale experience.

It was so special to watch their love story unfold from young teenagers with big dreams to now business owners building a life together. Their story makes you believe in true love and is exactly why I do what I do!

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Vendors:

Location: Felt Estate Mansion

Photographer: Andi B Photography

Florals: En Gedi Floral (based in Zeeland MI)

Hair: Hair by Cassie from Plush Hair Salon (in Zeeland MI)

Makeup: Make Up Blvd

Caterer: James St Inn

Cake and donuts: Zeeland Bakery

Dress: Spring Suite downtown Holland MI

Suit: JosABank

DJ: Scott Ptak from Ptak Entertainment



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