An Elegant Spring Wedding at the Weaver House | Paola + Kyle | West Olive, Michigan

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Paola + Kyle

Paola and Kyle were the last couple to squeeze into my 2019 wedding schedule before it was officially full, and boy I am glad they found me! They also ended up being my FIRST wedding of the season and it sure was a beautiful start to this wedding year. These two reside in Chicago but with family ties further East, they decided on a Michigan wedding near the Lake Shore. The ceremony was held outdoor at The Weaver House at Pine Bend Park and the reception at CityVu in Holland. Both locations absolutely stunning! Rain was threatening us leading up to the day, but it couldn’t have been more picture perfect.

Kyle is a product photographer (no pressure there!), and Paola a medical student from Bulgaria! I love that they incorporated a Bulgarian tradition into their reception, breaking off bits of bread and dipping into spices and honey - each one symbolizing the different highs and lows of marriage. When you’re scrolling their highlights, you’ll see the beautiful baked bread (seriously - so pretty!) and accompanying condiments. It’s so fun getting to witness and partake in unique cultures when I’m working - and this was a highlight for me!

I enjoyed getting to know these two for the last handful of months, and meeting their kind, generous families day of. Everyone was so warm and welcoming and it’s just a reminder how lucky I am to be doing what I love. Without further ado…the nuptials of Mr & Mrs Kyle Werner!


Photographer: Laurenda Marie Photography
Photographer Assistant: Nicole Dingman Photography
Bridal Gown: Bhldn
Bridesmaids Dresses: Kleinfeld Bridal Party
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Rings: J Morgan Fine Jewels
Hair: Krystle Waivio
Make-Up: Erick Makeup
Tux: The Black Tux
Floral: En Gedi Bridal Floral
Ceremony: The Weaver House at Pine Bend Park
Reception Venue: CityVu Events
Linens: The Rental Company
DJ: Lake Effect DJ’s
Cake: Cakabakery West