Although Joslyn and Carter first met in high school,  they didn’t start dating until a fateful phone call was made. Carter accidentally called Joslyn while he was in college, and they began dating in 2014! They fell in love within a month.

The Proposal

3.5 years into the relationship, Carter decided it was time to pop the big question. He enlisted the help of Joslyn’s family to get the proposal just right. Joslyn’s father promised a surprise for her mother and invited the family to their lake house. Once there, they were taking family photos when Carter appeared and proposed! The whole family was ecstatic.

The Wedding

Cool linens and an abundance of flowers filled the tent on the warm August evening. On top of that, with Palazzolos Gelato for dessert, the reception was elegant yet refreshing. At the center of it all was the couple’s unity symbol: the cord of three strands.

The Couple’s Advice

“The day is about you and the love of your life. Trust the ones you chose to make the day perfect and let them do their job. Just enjoy every minute of you and you significant others special day without worrying. The day goes fast, take in every moment.”

First Dance Song

by Bryan Adams

The Pro’s

Linens Special Occasions West

Dessert Palazzolo’s Gelato

Photographer Michelle Mulliken Photography

Hair Mary Box

Makeup Frida Chico

Dress Becker’s Bridal

Flowers Dee Mitchell

Bakery Steenstra’s Royal Dutch Bakery

DJ Ivan Gonzalez

Colors | Dusty Rose, Light Grey, Greenery

Grand Rapids Wedding Venues