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A Michigan State University Grand Rapids Wedding

Mom and bridesmaids getting makeup for Michigan State University Grand Rapids wedding From the first time I met Erica and Nate via video chat, I knew they were going to be an amazing couple and I was not wrong! The second time I met them I showed up 1000 miles away from my home to their incredible home in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere in Lansing, Michigan. They were in the process of remodeling an old small town church into their now current house but had no hesitation inviting me in for a tour and to just chill. The relationship we developed, I feel, is a testament to who they truly are as people. They are both very caring, laid back, and fun which is exactly how they wanted there wedding to be. 

Their wedding day began midday at a relaxing pace. Hair, makeup, and tears were had as well as some shots of whiskey before making our way to the ceremony at the Michigan State University South Gardens. With outdoor weddings, rain is always a possibility and it increasingly became a major factor leading up to the ceremony. No one seemed to care and Erica and Nate just wanted to get married! Luckily for us, no rain, and the clapping and cheers roared through the gardens as Erica and Nate sealed their vows with a kiss. 

Bride writing vows while bridesmaid gets hair done for Michigan State University Grand Rapids wedding The reception was a short way across town. After a game of musical cars in the parking lot and surrounding streets, to avoid everyone getting parking tickets, we all entered into a rad night of drinking, food, and celebration. Everyone laughed, cried and sweated out every ounce of liquid until the end of the night.  

Erica and Nate, thank you for trusting me with your incredible memories and to all of your amazing friends and families for welcoming me into their lives. Here are some of my favorite photos from Erica and Nate’s Michigan State University Grand Rapids wedding. 

Also, a special thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped make Erica and Nate’s wedding incredible including:

Video: Lillypad Film and Media

Florist: Viva Blooms

DJ: Jump Start DJs

Ceremony Location: MSU Gardens

Reception Location: UrbanBeat Event Center

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My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings and elopements for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings including Athens, Georgia, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions and destination engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!

Contact Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

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