Erin & Matt: September Wedding at The Goei Center

Join us as we recap Erin and Matt's September wedding at The Goei Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan! 


Being a part of Erin and Matt's big day in Grand Rapids was such a fun, energetic and heartwarming wedding. We were so honored to be a part of another couple's special day.

This wedding was also a walk down memory lane because Tracy, Owner & Head Event Designer at A Trace of Elegance, went to college with both Erin and Matt. It was so fun to reconnect with them during the planning process and to bump in to many old acquaintances at their ceremony and reception. They were such a fun crowd that I had a blast throughout the planning process and on the day-of!

When I tell you that Erin knocked it out of the park by selecting the most amazing dessert bar from our friends at Cakabakery we truly mean it. It was so hard to select just a few to sample. Can every wedding have a mass selection of sugary goodness to pick from? We hope so! :)

Take a look through the gallery below to check out some serious #weddinginspiration. 

We also love The Goei Center as a reception space. It has such a charming feel, but can also be transformed to fit your vision. A truly remarkable space in Grand Rapids! 

Congratulations, Erin and Matt, and we wish you a fulfilled, happy, extraordinary life together!

Photography: Alyssa and Drew

DJ and Photobooth: Paradise Studios

Cake, Pies and Caramel Corn: Cakabakery

Venue: The Goei Center

Flowers: Eastern Floral 

Hair and Makeup: The Parlour

*Originally posted on the A Trace of Elegance blog on February 1, 2018.

Heather & Phil: September Wedding at The MillCreek Wilde

Today we are recapping Heather and Phil's September wedding at The MillCreek Wilde in Watervliet, Michigan. 

This wedding was also featured on Hey Wedding Lady in July of 2018!

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We are so excited to share photos from this wedding because it was such a fantastic wedding and we were so happy to be a part of it. 

All parts of this wedding reflected the bride's unique, rustic and DIY vision. We were totally on board from our first consultation. 

A crowd pleaser was the AMAZING dessert bar that Heather and Phil had. Talk about a sugar coma!

I mean, just take a look through the gallery below to get a load of all of these desserts! Definitely redefined #weddinggoals. 

Check out these gorgeous detail shots (below) that Beth Joy Photography took. So stunning! 

We will always remember this wedding because of the unique venue, the amazingly thought out details and the pure joy that was evident between Heather and Phil on their wedding day.

You could tell how much of the design skills shared between the Bride and Groom were put to use. They are both extremely creative (Heather is a Graphic Designer) and handy (Phil built the side tables and crates used at the wedding)! These added touches just increased the customized, unique setting for their ceremony and reception and made it even more special.

Plus, the couple had a super fun and unique send off with glow sticks that was so fun to be a part of!


See below for more shots from the incredible husband and wife team at Beth Joy Photography. WE LOVE THEM! 

Venue: MillCreek Wilde

Photography: Beth Joy Photography

Floral: Andy Lous

Band: Huckleberry Groove

Cake and Cupcakes: New Leaf Pastries

DJ: Jon Doe Entertainment

Donuts: Sweetwater's Donut Mill

Food: Piggin 'n Grinnin 

Dress: B. Ella Bridal

Hair: Krystle Waivio 

Makeup: Wonderfully Made Beauty

*Originally posted on the A Trace of Elegance blog on December 5, 2017.