Samantha and Bradley :: Married!

Sam and Brad… where to start! After several meetings, phone chats, emails and dinner dates with them, we felt close to these two and it was clear to us how much they meant to each other, and how much their wedding would reflect that love. We knew that this day was going to be extraordinary. Not just in details (oh, the yummy rustic vintage details!), and not because they are fellow photographers (hey, we tend to have awesome weddings!), but in heart. Their families came from near and far, here and across the country to share this day with them. Everyone had glowing faces and bright smiles. This truly was a celebration of the joining of two lives, two hearts.

Brad and Sam have a way of doing that to those around them. Make them glow. Make them feel loved. Their excitement is contagious, their devotion to each other humbling. In their vows they promised to try to make others feel the love of God through them.  They have inspired us to love each other and those around us even more and in ways that we’ve never known. For that, we’ll always be thankful.

It was May 19th, the day before our own anniversary. The sun was shining bright in Grand Rapids as we headed to Heritage Hill to join the bride and groom as they got ready for the day… This is where the next chapter of their life begins!

Congrats again Sam & Brad! Here’s to many, many happy years together!! Love, Kristen & Jamie

Day-of beauty: Hanna Wagner Design

Wedding gown and bride’s accessories: Allure Couture / The Bridal Gallery / Renee Austin / Brighton Jewelry / Banana Republic / J.Crew

Invitations: Etsy

Church: Mayfair Church with officiant Brian Blum

Reception Venue: Public Museum of Grand Rapids

Music: Music Host Entertainment

Cake: MiraBella Confections

Wedding Coordinator: Brittany Johnson of Stella Event Design

Videography: Hueline Pictures (see Sam and Brad’s trailer here!)

Photography: K. Holly Photography


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  • Becky Olson Anderson via Facebook - beautiful wedding – love them all – but the first look images made me tear up – they look so amazingly happy.

  • Brennigan Gilson Burnett via Facebook - That last photo, Kristen, — love<3 They are photographers too, no?

  • Samantha Vanderson via Facebook - Oh Kristen and Jamie! These pictures are incredible, they perfectly capture our wedding day and we are so excited! Thank you both so much 🙂

  • K. Holly Photography via Facebook - Brennigan, yes! Updated post – I can’t believe I forgot to add their link! They’re Bradley James Photography 🙂

  • Brennigan Gilson Burnett via Facebook - Photographers’ wedding days are always filled with perfect touches… 🙂

  • Lemon Fresh Designs Photography via Facebook - Gorgeous work and the details…wow!!

  • Laura F - WOW. Stunning. All of it.

  • Mary Zita Wesaw - My beautiful granddaughter and her husband. So precious…these pictures are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love forever.
    Grandma Zita

  • Holli Sweedyk via Facebook - Amazing Kristen!

  • Lisa J. - Beautiful! Love all the details and the reception venue is neat! I love the first look pics, too, so incredibly sweet expressions as they see each other.

  • Kellie - So pretty! Love the details!

  • Christine Davis-Coon via Facebook - simply stunning! do you happen to know the seller on etsy for their invites?

  • Brittany McCauley - Wow! Amazing and beautiful. The detail captured is ah-mazing!

  • Libby - Wow, what a gorgeous wedding! I love all the details. Beautiful work, Kristen!

  • Events by Ludemas via Facebook - Kristen, the entire blog post is absolutely incredible!! What amazing images! All of the details were so perfect! You did a wonderful job with all of the photos!

  • Jaidean Baker via Facebook - Gorgeous! Love the colors! Such a beautiful wedding!

  • Nikki Welch via Facebook - Beautiful work!

  • Kelly Gorney - WOW! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Such amazing shots. I am also in love with their invites, program, etc. Gorgeous!

  • Kelly Lucas Gorney via Facebook - Beautiful!

  • Kimberly Maguire Svenson via Facebook - Stunning, gorgeous, amazing love story!

  • Grace Kamantas - Congrats on such wonderful pictures of Sam & Brad’s wedding. They are stunningly precise in detail and totally capture their wedding — all the special details that made their day perfect and created amzaing memories !