SARAH + JOEL

bride and groom playing tambourine on stage with wedding band in the pantlind ballroom at the amway grand hotel in downtown grand rapids

Wedding Date
Number of Guests

175

Budget
$$$$$
Questions for the bride
Tell us about your wedding day?

After much thought, we chose to do a very classic wedding – everything from black tuxes, a band, our floral arrangements to our church ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Basilica of Saint Adalbert in downtown Grand Rapids, followed by our reception in the Pantlind Ballroom at the Amway Grand Hotel. We had guests from all over the nation fly in to GR. Our wedding weekend happened to be over Art Prize weekend as well.

Favorite moment of the day?

Having all the people we love celebrating with us together in one place. Such a memorable day.

Planning advice for brides?

Wedding photos will be with you the rest of your life. Make sure to go with a photographer that you trust, and has plenty of experience! No matter if decide a band or DJ, make sure you know who you’re signing up for – music is so important for people to get out and dance. We absolutely loved our band – they completely set the reception vibe. We want to do it all over again!

Day of wedding advice for brides?

People always say this, but truly, there will always be a mishap one way or another throughout the day – just smile! No one ever knows the tiny details.

Is there anything you would change?

I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

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