Backyard Wedding | Rain + Lake + Woods =.........

Dreamy. It equals dreamy, adventurous and flippin' amazing.

Introducing the bestest, smallest weddddinnggg eevverrrr near Grand Rapids!! In Grandpa's backyard... On the lake.... (drumroll) While it rained no less! (YAAASS!!!!!!) Okay, so I was doing a total happy dance as soon as I found out Dani and Jason were having a super small, casual ceremony in their Grandpa's backyard. Then when the forecast called for rain? Did I panic? Did I fret? Did I cry? No, I did not! I ran to Target for the cutest umbrellas ever! It was so magical and awesome.

D+J totally have my heart. When we met, they taught me how to give the perfect high five. The secret? Looking at the other person's elbow. You'll never miss. Something a clutz like me needs to know. They had me rolling, laughing and crying in happy tears the whole wedding day.

I also want to honorably consider those who could not be pictured here due to state law. You are loved, a big part of this family and a needed part of this story. Love to you, even though you were not able to be included on the blog.

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One of the reasons an intimate ceremony is wonderful. Dani and Jason's family came up to the homemade arbor to pray with them.

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When the maid of honor is your brother, and your best man is your sister!! Nontraditional weddings make my heart sing!


Oh, the happiness before the kiss!!!

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Literally in tears. You seriously captured our day so much better than I could have imagined, and you captured US as individuals and a couple even so soon after meeting with us! We LOVE it all! Thank you is not a strong enough phrase to express how grateful we are.
— Dani and Jason
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