Joy and Ryan :: A Winter Wedding!

I still remember when I first met Joy. That beaming smile, contagious enthusiasm, fantastic laugh. She was excitedly telling me about her wedding plans and style, and I could picture the whole thing. The key words were lots of white, blue, silver, and sparkle! She and Ryan planned a perfect January wedding – it was everything a snowy wedding should be. If you’re looking for a little winter wedding inspiration, you’ve found it – start scrolling! Just wait until you see their reception setup. “Stunning” barely does it justice.

She was praying for fresh snow to cover the ground, but with bright sunshine in the air and safe roads for their guests. A tall order with Michigan’s finicky weather, but she got exactly that. It was absolutely gorgeous. We started at Joy’s family home, where the guys and girls were both getting ready, getting very excited for the day to start!

She read a letter from Ryan. Tears!

Gorgeous, Joy!!!

I loved their First Look. Her family & friends watched from a distance…

We headed downtown Grand Rapids for a few pictures. Who’s afraid of the cold? Not us! 🙂

Time to get married!

The Laketown Conference Center in Saugatuck looked amazing decked out for this winter celebration! It was the perfect location.

The decor in the room was stunning. Everyone who walked in paused to look and take it all in. Absolutely gorgeous!

And the AMAZING dessert table! Seriously. Phenomenal.

We adore you two!! We wish you all the very best!!  xoxo, Kristen & Jamie


Ceremony Venue: Trinity Christian Reformed Church
Reception Venue: Laketown Conference Center, Saugatuck MI
Hair: Progressive Hair Salon
Makeup: Design 1 Salon, Grandville, MI
Cake and sweets table: Unique Edible Creations
DJ: Moonlighting Professional Sound and Lighting
Invitations: Events by I. Candy
Linens: Special Occasions
Reception lighting: Michigan Events
Wedding Cake/some cupcakes: Holland Cakery
Florist: Designing Dreams
Caterer: West Michigan Catering
Decor: Events by I. Candy
Officiant: Tom Aldrich
Gown shop: Pierre’s Bridal. Gown Designer: Da Vinci Bridal
Videographer: Coastline Studios
Photography: K. Holly Photography

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  • Joy Besley Garvelink via Facebook - Absolutely perfect.

  • Kevin Ryan via Facebook - VERY nice work. Like.

  • Giant wedding invitations - Very nice. Beautiful photos

  • Amanda Lawrence via Facebook - Oh my goodness, SO lovely!!

  • ginger hensley - Simply stunning…such beautiful memories for a wonderful couple!

  • Tumbleweed Photography Studio - You compose a picture beautifully! I especially love the twirling photo downtown.

  • Ramy - I have not done an outdoor winter wedding before. It was mainly because they decided to stay indoors. But if I do, I will go back to this wedding that you photograph. They are amazing. I like the hi-key finish on them. Do you use radlab?