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Meredith and Greg | Apple Blossom Chapel, Fennville, MI | Grand Rapids Wedding Photographer

The Couple

These two have an epic and long love story! Meredith and Greg met at Applebee’s while they both were working. Meredith says “He was a cook, I made the plates pretty.  He was the only one that made my job easier.  We bonded over a love of swimming, Clive Cussler books and our senses of humor.  We love movies, outdoor activities, our pets and 17 years later, decided it’s time to make it official”. When I met Meredith and Greg in person their absolute joy was so apparent and got me super excited to work with them! I was even more excited to check out Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens because even though I’m a Grand Rapids wedding photographer, and it’s only a short trip away, I hadn’t ever been there!

The Wedding

When describing the wedding Meredith told me they wanted it to feel like a big backyard party with their friends and family. The tented reception space and gorgeous ceremony space felt just like that. They did a gorgeous first look under the old apple tree, and Greg’s reaction was so perfect! We grabbed some wedding party photos and then got ready for the short and sweet ceremony. A little humor, a lot of love, and some vows later, these two were finally married! We were able to enjoy cocktail hour and proceeded to enjoy their huge pig roast! Fun fact, Greg works in catering, so he was able to help prepare a lot of the food we got to taste!

I love when I’m able to connect and meet family and friends at weddings, and this group of people was the best! I chatted with the group at my table and enjoyed hearing the stories about the couple throughout the years. The couple is clearly so loved by everyone they meet! I enjoyed getting to take them out during sunset and getting some more photos, as well as their gorgeous sparkler exit!

Being a Grand Rapids wedding photographer I’m always on the lookout for amazing venues in the surrounding areas. Apple Blossom was the perfect place for this couple and I’m so glad we were able to get so many amazing photos! Congrats you two!

Wedding Details with succulents, eco friendly plates, at Apple blossom chapel in Fennville Michigan eco friendly bamboo plates, succulent wedding centerpieces, stars over the dancefloor and table settings for a tented wedding wedding dress hung in front of the window, purple roses and baby's breath in a wedding bridal bouquet adopted mom assisting daughter put on her white wedding dress and niece with bride in mirror intimate first look between bride and groom under the apple orchard trees at apple blossom chapel and gardens family overlooks bride and groom photos navy blue and tan wedding party photos in fennville michigan at apple blossom chapel and gardens assortment of wedding party and bridal party photos taken by Liv Lyszyk Photography navy blue and tan suits for men and groom for michigan summer wedding bride and bridesmaids in mismatch navy bridesmaids dresses with flower girl wearing white and flower crown bride and groom taking wedding portraits and kissing under apple trees bride and groom interracial couple taking wedding portraits by Liv Lyszyk Photography interracial couple taking wedding photos in garden during summer wedding in Michigan flower girl wearing white sitting in a window before the ceremony bride and dad walking down the aisle to get married with flower girl intimate garden ceremony in Fennville Michigan by Liv Lyszyk Photography ring photographs silver bands and solitaire diamond pig roast for wedding reception dinner bride and groom cutting cake and eating blue and purple wedding cake bride and groom with father and mother doing first dances in a tented reception space open dancing for wedding under a tent during michigan summer wedding at apple blossom chapel and gardens friends line up for a photo by Liv Lyszyk photography interracial couple pose for bridal portraits under a walk way lit with bistro lights at sunset couple laughing and dancing at the end of their wedding night bride and groom portraits side by side sitting on a bench in an apple orchard sunset photography with off camera flash equipment in Michigan couple with sparklers during their night time sparkler exit and wedding send off couple at sunset with family using sparklers as a wedding send off

Thank you to Apple Blossom Chapel, Pistachio’s catering, Redefine Med Spa, and Dixie May Donn for their help in making this day special! Congrats again to Meredith and Greg on their gorgeous Michigan Summer wedding!

If you are looking for a Grand Rapids wedding photographer and would like more info please use the contact form on my website or email livlyszykphoto@gmail.com to see more check out these blog posts below!

Nicole and Andrew | Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens | Sunset Elopement Photographer

Winnie and Eric | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI | Michigan Engagement Photographer

Emily and Maija | Grand Rapids, MI | LGBT and Same Sex Photographer

  1. James

    August 14th, 2018 at 12:11 am

    This is so beautiful and inspiring!

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