Noto’s Old World Dining Wedding Reception; Grand Rapids, MI {Photography: Almost Fantasy, Photographers: Angela and Zac Mohney} – Jonathan and Andrea

Laura Truer - Florist wedding bouquetJonathan and Andrea had planned an elegant, “old world” Europe, classy affair; with bridal party photos in a wine cellar, and a magnificent iron wrought winding marble stair! We began our day at Design One salon and spa in Grand Rapids, MI, where the hair dresser was a very talented friend, and the makeup artist was an inspiration to watch!
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The guys got ready in the relaxed atmosphere of Jon and Andrea’s home, and took full advantage of the extra time! weddingphotographer_0210.jpg

But, they were all ready and waiting, and right where they should be, when it came time for Jonathan and Andrea’s first look. weddingphotographer_0211.jpg

A few last minute details at the hotel…
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And we’re ready! The flowers were created by designer Laura Truer. They were stunning!
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And on to the ceremony at LaGrave Avenue, Christian Reformed Church!
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Dad gave Andrea away.
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It was a lovely ceremony!
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The reception was held at Noto’s Old World Dining, in the upstairs ballroom. Everything was gorgeous. The food was awesome! And Noto’s made the lovely cake as well!
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Their rings were photographed on the family Bible, a longstanding tradition. It’s an heirloom, and in the authentic German translation!
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Later in the evening we went down into the wine cellar to photograph the bridal party. I’d like to give a special shout-out to my friend Michael Croft, owner of We Lend Lenses in Grand Rapids. When I heard Andrea’s hopes for the day… wine cellar, winding staircases, AND a 16 person bridal party, I KNEW I would need a really wide lens. Since the 16-35L f2 is not in my kit yet, I rented one from We Lend Lenses. Check them out! They have tons of gear, and insurance is included! weddingphotographer_0233.jpg

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Thank you, Jonathan and Andrea, for inviting me to capture your amazing wedding event! I know you’ll be happy together, and wish you many years of good wine, excellent beers, and fine dining. (Oh, and may you have a trip to Italy for an anniversary someday… that would just be amazing!) Love you!!!
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