A Romantic Autumn Wedding // Kathryn and Ricky

Updated: Mar 4

Kathryn and Ricky were married on November 20th of 2021 at Venue3two in Kentwood, Michigan. You can’t help but smile when you are around this sweet couple! Their smiles and energy are contagious, you can't help but feeling like you're a part of something special when you're around them.

Phi and I have been head-over-heels for this beautiful couple since their spring engagement session at Robinettes (Check it out here) – and we were SO excited to capture their special day this past November!

From the joyful moment Kathryn put on her wedding gown, to the heartwarming traditional ceremony, to all the wonderful toasts given by close family and and friends; It was a day overflowing with love.


Everyone had nothing but amazing things to say about the way these two bring out the best in each other. It's clear Kathryn and Ricky are truly MADE for each other.

The team taking care of Kathryn and Ricky on their wedding day was top-notch in talent and heart! It was a joy to serve this amazing couple alongside the Venue3two team, Monique at Mitten Florals, The DJ from Moments in time that kept the party going, Kate who did an amazing job with everyone's hair and Leah a fabulous makeup artist; to just list a few... (See their full list of vendors at the bottom of this post!)


My friend, I know you’re going to smile as you scroll through this gorgeous wedding day – enjoy, enjoy!!

Pretty wedding day details in the bridal suite at Venue3two

Kathryn's gorgeous wedding gown at Venue3two

Kathryn and the girls had their hair and makeup done in a beautiful room at Venue3two.


Kathryn and all her bridesmaids in the bridal suite at Venue3two

Kathryn's mom, Matron and Maid of honor help her into her wedding dress.


The girls finish fastening the buttons on Kathryn's wedding gown

Kathryn puts on the last few details in the bridal suite at Venue3two.


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A portrait of the stunning bride!

The radiant bride!

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Kathryn shares a sweet moment with her mother.

Kathryn and her bridesmaids leaving Venue3two for the ceremony!

 

Ricky and his groomsmen spent the morning at his house getting ready. They shared a few drinks and laughs before heading to the church in Ada, MI.



The handsome groom ready for the ceremony!

The groom and groomsmen heading to the ceremony on the party bus.

 

Once Kathryn and her bridesmaids arrived at St. Robert of Newministers Church they said a beautiful prayer over the bride. There was a few moments laughter and excitement before Kathryn walked down the aisle.

Kathryn and Ricky chose to wait until the ceremony for a traditional first look. Watching Ricky see her for the first time was so moving. These two share a wonderful love.


Kathryn and Ricky at start of the ceremony at St. Robert of Newminister Parish Church


Witnessing Kathryn and Ricky exchange vows and rings before sharing their first kiss as husband and wife!


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Kathryn and Ricky share their first kiss as husband and wife

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Kathryn and Ricky begin the recessional at St. Robert of Newminister Parish Church

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The full wedding party at St. Robert of Newminister Parish Church

Kathryn and Ricky along with the full wedding party taking the party bus back to Venue3two!


 

Once we arrived back at Venue3two we jumped right into wedding party photos. This was such a wonderful and fun wedding party to work with!

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Kathryn and her bridesmaids in the Venue3two Courtyard

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The groom and groomsmen in the courtyard at Venue3two

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The Full wedding Party in the courtyard at Venue3two


The stunning bride and beautiful florals!


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Stunning golden hour glow!

A portrait of this wonderful couple in the courtyard at Venue3two

We didn't get a lot of sunshine on this late autumn day but were lucky enough to catch stunning sunset!


Ricky and Kathryn at the main door of Venue3two


 

Just as guests were starting to take their seats we captured the sun spilling into the Conservatory at Venue3two.


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Kathryn and Rick make their grand entrance into their reception

The toasts at Kathryn and Ricky's wedding were wonderful! So many great memories and laughs shared.


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The delicious wedding cake made by Marges Donut Den



The newlyweds share their first dance as husband and wife.





Kathryn and Ricky, You two deserve this beautiful love! Thank you for inviting Phi and I to capture your incredible day. Sending you so much love and all the happiness in the many years to come!

Vendor Love


Ceremony Venue: St. Robert of Newminister Parish

Reception Venue: Venue3two

Florals: Mitten Floral

Wedding cake and desserts: Marges Donut Den

Videographer: The Sol Collective

DJ: Moments in Time

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoffe

Groom and Groomsmen attire: Vera Wang

Hair: Kate

MUA: Leah at Molla Beauty


Care to see another beautiful wedding? Check out Ben & Riley's wedding at The Kalamazoo Country Club!








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