Unique Purple and Black Fall Wedding in Michigan

Posted by Kim on Jan 10, 2013

Jessica & Jason

October 13

Grand Rapids, Michigan


Q & A with the couple:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

When we first started searching for a venue we looked at a lot of country clubs.  We realized that we love Grand Rapids and we really wanted something unique that would show our out-of-town guests why we love it so much.  The Goei Center still features its original character and charm. We felt that it was a unique location that expressed our personalities and styles as a couple

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The venue.

2. Jason’s grandmother baked our wedding cake and Jessica’s close friend Kasi created the cake’s decorations. Jessica featured photographs of her grandmothers and great-grandmother on their wedding day on the cake table.

3. We had an accordionist play during the cocktail hour.  It was a highlight for our guests.

We could go on and on, it’s hard to pick just three.

Give us the one moment from your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Jessica: We chose not to see each other before the ceremony.  We know that it is popular to do photographs before the ceremony, but for us it was important to keep that first view down the aisle authentic.  We chose to have photographs done with the two of us on opposite sides of a brick wall, holding hands and exchanging cards.  It was so exciting knowing that he was just around the corner but it still left an element of surprise and romance.

Jason: The entire ceremony.  The humor of getting the microphone stuck on my grandmother’s outfit.  The constant reminders to myself to keep calm, and hoping that everyone couldn’t see my legs quivering.  To that first glance of seeing Jessica, the woman that was going to be my wife, escorted down the aisle with her parents.  Those are images I will never forget and will always be able to replay again and again in my mind.


Photography: Summer Jean Photography | Venue: Goei Center | Floral Design: Eastern Floral | Catering: YoChef | Wedding Gown: Bridal Elegance | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | DJ: Sound Productions | Bride’s Accessories: September’s Bride | Makeup: Marianne Bockheim | Hair: Strands Hair Salon | Accordionist: Michael the Accordionist | Bar: Martha’s Vineyard | Videographer: Travis Babbitt