I know it may sometimes come off as insincere when I say, “I know if the couple lived here, we would be friends,” but when I say it, it’s because it’s the truth! I’d like to formally submit my application to be Ashley and Michaela’s other sister.

Another Chicago couple, we know the struggles that come with being out of state. Ashley had a vision for the layout of long tables for her Grand Rapids Art Museum Wedding, and as with all venues, there’s always a trick to making it work! I loved our emails and texts back and forth with subject titles like “Jesus Take the Wheel.”

Ashley’s eye for detail connected her wedding into the streamlined elegance of the GRAM flawlessly. Her classic white florals and embellished linens paired beautifully with the gold details and laser cut guest placards. If you need to know How to Mix & Match Bridesmaids Dresses, just look at Ashley’s gals to see how it’s done!

Whenever I’m asked, I will always encourage two wedding dresses. Ashley’s elegant first and playful second fit her day perfectly, with their sophisticated ceremony and fun-packed reception. And if you don’t dress your dog up in a wedding tux, is he really a part of the big day? This was one timeline packed wedding that I would love to do all over again!




Baker: Stan’s Donuts Chicago
Catering: The Catering Co
Ceremony Music: Signature String Quartet
DJ/Band: DJ Firm
Florist: Posh Petals
Hair/Makeup: Cheeky Strut
Photographer: Mae Photo Co
Rentals: Smitten Booth
Venue: Grand Rapids Art Museum
Wedding Coordination: Paper Hat Weddings