Getting married in the trees, suspended above the city. Doesn’t that sound romantic? I’ve worked at the Bissell Treehouse before and after being back for my third time, I still have to say I’m in awe of this space. It’s a clean and modern slate just waiting to be personalized.
I began working with Racheal and Steve almost 18 months prior to their wedding date. When you start planning so far in adavance, it seems as though the day might never come. It’s like a never ending coversation with friends, you keep dreaming and chatting and then suddenly out of nowhere, the grand day actually arrives.
The ladies began getting ready at Racheal parent’s house by the water. Delivering flowers in the morning is always one of my favorite parts of the day. The anticipation in tha air is thick and everyone is giddy with excitment.
I remember one of the first times I ever drove threw Grand Rapids, my mother telling me of it being nicknamed Little Jeruselum, and how breathtaking all the majastic church steeple were. I was only about 8 year old, but I still feel that way today as I drive over I-196 through downtown and see them standing proud. Of course at that time I had no idea that I would one day call Grand Rapids home much less be planning weddings in one of these holy places.
And now we’ll whisk you away to a reception amoung the trees. Soft touches of dusty blue and muted citrus tones are sprinkled amoungst the vibrant green foliage. Boxwood bars, custom signage and chesterfield lounge furntiture was all brought into the space creating an air of elegant relaxation as family and guests dance and celebrate the night away.
Photography: Cory Weber Photography | Floral & Wedding Design: The Day’s Design | Wedding Coordination: The Day’s Design | Ceremony Venue: Basilica of Saint Adalbert | Reception Venue: The Bissell Treehouse at John Ball Zoo | Calligraphy & Stationary Design: Ciarra Claire | Rentals: Events by I Candy | Linens: La Tavola | Desserts: Pastry Chef Dana Lucas