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A Spring Wedding at The Rutledge, Grand Rapids, MI // Katie and Joe

First, I want to start by saying this wedding was AWESOME! Phi and I had the best time capturing this wonderful couple, all the small and big moments throughout the day. We loved how laid back yet put together everything was, the day really seemed to be completely seamless. Even the on and off rain we received felt like a little gift, I know rain on a wedding day can be disappointing, but this bridal party helped us use it to our advantage and I think it added a little extra romance to this wedding day!

Katie and Joe, it was a real pleasure capturing your wedding day. We wish you all the love and happiness in the many years to come!

Mr and Mrs. Koterba

Katie and her bridesmaids started their morning at The Rutledge with hair and make up. They enjoyed mimosas and a light lunch before heading to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Katie's mother helps button a sleeve of the wedding gown.

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Katie holds the hand of her niece and flower girl while her mother helps put on the finishing touches.

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The stunning bride in the bridal suite at The Rutledge
Katie shared a first look with her father at The Rutledge before heading to the Holy Spirit Catholic Church for the ceremony. We just love moments like this!

A portrait of the beautiful bride at The Rutledge in Grand Rapids, MI.

Katie, the bridesmaids and flower girls sharing a moment at The Rutledge.

The girls on their way over to the bus that took them to the Church.

Joe and the groomsmen were getting ready just across the street at The Canopy, a beautiful and modern hotel. The room was spacious and overlooked the city. All the guys enjoyed a few drinks and lot of laughs!

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The best man helping Joe into his jacket

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Joe's father shares a few words of wisdom <3

CHEERS to the groom on his wedding day!

The ceremony was held at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Katie and Joe had a beautiful wedding service and shared their wedding vows while surrounded by friends and family.
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Katie and her father walking down the aisle at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church

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The bride and groom at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church

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Katie and Joe share their first kiss as husband and wife!


Once the ceremony concluded we jumped on the party bus and headed downtown Grand Rapids for a few bridal party photos!! We had a great time; Katie and Joe popped a bottle of champagne while their bridal party cheered in excitement for the newlyweds!

The bridal party on the Iconic Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids, MI


Katie and Joe's reception was held at The Rutledge in Grand Rapids, MI; a beautiful industrial style building with a lot of modern, romantic charm. Toward the end of the evening they had a surprise guest which had everyone cheering for State!

Katie and Joe kicking off their reception at The Rutledge!

The toasts were so heartfelt and wonderful! Everyone laughed, a lot, and they even had us tearing up at times. Toasts are one of my favorite parts of the evening, we get to hear such wonderful testaments of the bride and groom as individuals and as a couple.

The bride and groom share their first dance at The Rutledge

Right after the first dance Katie and Joe went right into special parent dances.

Sparty surprised the guests at the wedding. Everyone had the best time posing for photos and dancing with the mascot.

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Sunset photos with the bride and groom in Grand Rapids, MI

Congratulations to Katie and Joe on their beautiful marriage! We loved capturing all the fun and heartfelt moments on your wedding day! Thank you for trusting us with your photos <3


Church: Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Venue: The Rutledge

DJ and Photo Booth: Moments in Time

Caterer: Maddelena's

Dessert: Tiffany's Sweet Shoppe

Videographer: Ever After Studios

Day of Coordinator: Kristin Ray

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