Friday, August 17, 2018

My Daughter's Wedding {Part1}



Family dinner (missing Adam's brother and his fiancé) Thursday night. Of course, we started the fun with a champagne toast!


We are still on cloud nine, almost a week later, and by going back and sorting through these photos, it's easy to see why. We had so much fun the whole wedding weekend. It wasn't a destination wedding per se, but since we don't live in Michigan any longer and most of our friends and family were coming from other states, as well as other cities around Michigan, we treated it as such and planned events in addition to the wedding. Grand Rapids is a beautiful city, with a lot to do and is easily walkable. We were able to acheive an urban vibe, without some of the inconveniences of a larger city like Detroit or Chicago.


Welcome lunch Friday, for whoever was in town early, at a pretty outdoor space in one of the brewerys Grand Rapids is known for.




Trolley ride with wedding party to the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner





Rehearsal Dinner Fun



Welcome To Town Cocktails - post rehearsal dinner.


I am so glad we rented the trolley, as it was a fun way to get the wedding weekend started for the bridal party. From the church, we spent some time riding around downtown, with a pre dinner cocktail, before arriving at the restaurant. Adam's parents hosted a lovely dinner, with three kinds of sangria (red, white and mixed) and a delicious family style tapas menu. It was intimate, casual and broke the ice for those in the bridal party who didn't know each other as well.

We all took a short walk back to our hotel (past the love statue of course) and arrived at the hotel bar (outside and overlooking the river) to welcome our friends and family members to Grand Rapids. Everyone was so excited to see Adam and Megan and looking forward to a great wedding day on Saturday.

I can't wait to share the wedding with you in my next post.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Love the pictures . . .
    Trolley a great idea . . .
    Fun seeing, reading . . . when I know the places, etc . . .
    Ready for seeing “the dress” . . .
    It will be beautiful I am sure!
    (Goes so fast, doesn’t it . . . plan, wait, plan, wait and then “blink!”)

  2. Congratulations to the new bride and groom! Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Grand Rapids is a nice area.

  3. SO happy for you....MOB!!!!!!

  4. It already sounds like an AMAZING wedding!

  5. Congratulations and it looks an amazing time for all. Nothing but smiles and seems laughter. The Trolley was a perfect idea

    Enjoy the rest of your day


  6. Oh Vicki, this is terrific! I love the trolley idea and I can't wait to hear more!

  7. What a fun start to a beautiful weekend! Can't wait to see what is next!!

  8. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

  9. How wonderful I imagine it is to see your daughter married. I am so happy for all of you that you were able to celebrate with each other and enjoy great company and amazing food. xx

    P.S. I am unfamiliar with rehearsal wedding/dinner, but it sounds like a great opportunity to celebrate a little longer :-)

    1. I didn't realize it was a USA thing. The wedding party goes to the church the night before the wedding to practice walking down the aisle and where to sit and stand. Then traditionally the grooms parents host a dinner for all.

  10. What a wonderful looked great as did all in the bridal party...can't wait to see the wedding!

  11. How fun! I'm glad you caught everything with pictures. All the girls look so happy and pretty...its fun to have all the generations celebrate together, and bring new family member together as well!


  12. Looks like a grand time was had by all! I love all the moments leading up to THE moment. Looking forward to hearing about the wedding day!

  13. Beautiful people in a gorgeous location--it looks like a photo shoot for a lifestyle magazine!

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