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Holland, MI - Baker Lofts Wedding // Dylan & Mariah

Winter weddings hold a special place in our hearts here at Photo House because my wedding anniversary is January 25th! So anytime I'm asked to do a winter wedding I can't help but jump up and down, winters make for such beautiful photos and there is just something so romantic about the snow <3

I first connected with Dylan and Mariah shortly before their engagement in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We did a couples shoot at various locations downtown like Go Java Coffee, Rosa Parks Circle and the famous Grand Rapids Love Sculpture done by Robert Indiana. At that time you could see how much love they had for each other and that it was only a matter of time before the two were engaged!

When Dylan called a few months later to announce that they did in fact get engaged my heart sang with joy! Watching love stories like this unfold is so magical. We discussed wedding details and started planning for their January wedding.


Getting Ready Photos at Baker Lofts

On January 3rd I headed to Baker Lofts in Holland, MI to meet up with the beautiful bride! I really loved that the Bride and all her girls were able to be at one venue for the duration of the day. They started at Quinn Vise Hair Design & CO. a beautiful hair salon located just inside Baker Lofts. The bridal party was able to bounce between the salon back to their bridal suite for refreshments and quiet time which was really nice for everyone.

Mariah has the finishing touches applied to her makeup while getting ready for her wedding at Baker Lofts

Mariah's beautiful wedding gown hanging in the doorway of the room she and Dylan will be married in.

Mariah's mother and bridesmaids carefully place her veil to complete her bridal look.

Capturing all the beautiful details of Mariah's dress, veil and hair.

While I was with Mariah and her bridesmaids getting ready my second shooter was at a quiet Air B&B capturing Dylan and the groomsmen putting on the finishing touches.

Dylan placing his tie clip at the Holland Air b&b.

Dylan's groomsmen making sure everything is just right before heading to Baker Lofts.

A quick photo of the groomsmen socks.


First Looks at Baker Lofts Events

There is something so special about a first look for the brides father. I love capturing the emotions and excitement during this time of day!

Capturing the first look between Mariah and her dad in the bridal sweet at Baker Lofts

This sweet hug between the bride and her father. <3

The first look between Mariah and Dylan was pretty unique and had lots of building anticipation. Mariah had to walk through the building and up a flight of stairs before she saw her soon to be husband. I love having a second shooter for shots like this so we can capture both the bride and the grooms reactions. Once the first look was completed the bridal party joined us for photos throughout the building and outside in the Bridal Lofts courtyard.

Dylan patiently waiting for his beautiful bride.

Mariah climbing the old warehouse stairs to see her soon to be husband!

Dylan seeing Mariah for the first time on there wedding day <3

The two are overcome with emotion during their first look.


Reception Photos at Baker Lofts Events

Immediately after the ceremony Dylan and Mariah took a quick break to sign their marriage license and took a few last formal photos with us while cocktails and a light Hors d'oeuvres were served to the guests. Once the bridal party was back and seated Mariah's sister and Maid of Honor kicked the evening off with a beautiful toast with multiple toasts and singing to follow from the groomsmen.

Dylan and Mariah met in an elevator, so when we saw the elevator at Baker Lofts we knew we had to capture this moment!

Dylan and Mariah take a quiet moment to slow Dance outside before the rush and excitment of the reception

Mariah's Maid of Honor tells a funny story about her sister making everyone laugh.

Dylan's best man follows with a sweet toast

All the groomsmen break out in song, singing "I want it that way" by the Backstreet Boys.

Everyone raises a glass to the special couple.

Dylan and Mariah cut into their beautiful wedding cake.

Things got a little messy for Dylan during the cake exchange.

Dylan asks Mariah to the dance floor for their First Dance.

Mariah and her father take to the dance floor next. They both have some great dance moves.

A candid photo of Dylan dancing with his mother during the parenal dances.

The rest of the evening is filled with energetic dancing from the wedding party and guests.

Dylan and Mariah's wedding at Baker Lofts was a really incredible day, filled with lots of emotions, beautiful toasts and dancing! I want give a big shout out and thank you to Dylan and Mariah for trusting me to capture their very sweet special day.

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