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Grand Rapids Masonic Center Wedding | Deborah and Stephen

grand rapids masonic center wedding photographerBy looking at the photos, you might never know that Deborah and Stephen were married in December!  There was no snow on the ground but it did get pretty chilly outside during portrait time.  Luckily they had no problem snuggling up and keeping each other warm.

 

Deborah got ready for the wedding at the home of one of her bridesmaids, where a Christmas tree provided a nice background for a few photos.

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grand rapids masonic center wedding photographerThen it was off to the blue bridge for some more photos with the wedding party.grand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographerOn the way back to the Masonic Center I spotted a great location for a few quick bride and groom portraits.  It was literally just a sidewalk with some grass growing next to it, but by using flash to control the lighting and using a creative shooting angle I was able to get these photos.grand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographerI love this photo of Stephen with his siblings.grand rapids masonic center wedding photographerThe ceremony and reception were actually held in the same space, with guests seated at their reception tables during the ceremony.  The room was decorated beautifully with the warm glow of candles and Christmas lights. grand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographerSeveral hymns were sung during the ceremony.grand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographerStephen’s father prayed for the couple at the end of the ceremony before the first kiss.grand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographergrand rapids masonic center wedding photographer

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