Despite planning a wedding during a year of quarantine, Kate and Kyle were able to pull off an intimate outdoor summer wedding at the gorgeous Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek, MI.

This story begins with two young people who grew up in Holland, MI and met in high school. As a friendship turned into more, this gorgeous couple kept a strong commitment during college with Kyle in the UP of Michigan and Kate in Texas. Absence did make their hearts grow fonder! Since much of their childhoods were spent by the water, it was fitting when Kyle decided to propose to his love in Saugatuck, MI, under the sparkle of Christmas lights in a private gazebo. With family and friends there to celebrate, their next adventure had begun!

It was an absolute joy to spend the day with Kate & Kyle on their wedding day. They are a beautiful couple – Kyle’s fun and energetic personality compliments Kate’s more shy and quiet side. Though original plans had to be changed, you wouldn’t even know that this day was meant to be anything different. Kate started her morning laughing and enjoying the getting ready with her best friends just down the road from where Kyle and his groomsmen were suiting up for the big day.

Their outdoor ceremony took place amidst the luxurious grounds of Greencrest Manor in Battle Creek, MI. Wedding planners Elsilu Events didn’t miss a single detail from beginning to end. The talented designers from Modern Day Floral provided the pink and blush toned flower arrangements and bouquets. The cake and cupcakes served at the reception were by the creative team at Cakabakery, out of Holland, MI. The Everyday Chef & Wife out of Grand Rapids served a delicious and memorable meal. It also a pleasure to work alongside Chris VanWinkle, their photographer for the day.  

Kate & Kyle’s wedding day was a memorable occasion from beginning to end. Simple moments and conversations captured while the bridal party got ready, Kyle’s beaming smile as he set his eyes on his bride for the first time, and the joy of family and friends gathered for the day really captured the essence of the couple's love for each other.

It was a blessing to capture this beautiful love story. Thank you, Kate & Kyle, for inviting us to play just a small part in your special day! 

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