Last Friday, May 11, 2018, Mattie and Kevin tied the knot in the backyard of their first home together, located in the up and coming Creston neighborhood of Grand Rapids. It was cold and rainy, and we had about two and a half seconds to do the first look and initial photos, but that's why I love Mattie and Kevin. They decided to go with the flow and their whole wedding was so beautiful because of it! As Mattie said "come hell or high water, we're doing the ceremony outside!" and we did. It was small and intimate, which always end up being some of my favorite ceremonies. They passed the rings around, and everyone held them in their hands while wishing the newlyweds well, and sending positive vibes their way. After the backyard ceremony, we headed into their adorable home for a cocktail hour, complete with champagne, bourbon, and some of Michigan's finest craft beer. For more craft beer appreciation time, we drove to City Built Brewing for warm tacos and cold brews. The rain finally let up around 7:30 pm so we ran outside for some super quick photos before it was too dark anymore. I'm so happy we had the sixth street bridge right across the street, and some beautiful cherry blossoms in the park to run around in. Mattie and Kevin, your wedding day was a dream to photograph, thank you so much for letting me be part of it! Can't WAIT to show you guys the rest of the photographs!