Our wedding was wonderful! Getting married in Grand Haven was very special to us. Lauren and her family have been going on vacation there for the past 25 years. It was very important to us that Grand Haven play a large part in our wedding, and that definitely happened. We got married on the Sunday over Labor Day weekend so that our guests could have a long weekend on Lake Michigan. They had a great time exploring the town!
We were so lucky to work with some great vendors. It is such a small town that they all know each other, and work together, which was great for us.
We would highly recommend getting married here!
I got my veil from the Gown Shop in Ann Arbor. Stacy, the owner, is fantastic! She has such a great personality. She even came with me to an appointment with my seamstress to make sure that the hook I wanted placed in it (so i could bustle it for dancing) was done correctly. All of her business at her shop is by appointment only, so you get her undivided attention the whole time. She personally selects the designers that she sells and has a personal relationship with all of them. If I hadn't worn the dress that my grandmother and mother wore I would have gotten my dress from The Gown Shop as well.
Craig is wonderful! He really takes the time to get to know his clients, so your personality shines through in your photos. Our photos turned out so beautifully! Craig was also so great to work with throughout the entire process. He was fun to have around during the wedding day. All of our guests loved him too! I can't say enough great things about him!!!
Cathy was the DJ for our wedding and she was great. We got a huge list of some of the songs they have and got to say if we wanted them played or not. Cathy played all of the music we loved all night long. She was also great at reading the crowd for the sets she did and the type of music she played.
The flowers that turned out right were beautiful. The large arrangements in the church, centerpieces at the reception, and the bridesmaids bouquets were beautiful. However, my bouquet did not turn out the way I wanted it. I actually ended up fixing it myself the night before the wedding. If you decide to use them, make sure you ask to see a mock-up beforehand.
Ashley and her two assistants did a wonderful job! We hired her just as a day-of coordinator. It was one of the best decisions we made with the entire wedding. She and her team set up everything for the ceremony and reception, so my mom and I could just relax all morning. If anything went wrong on the wedding day, I never knew about it. Everything turned out exactly how I wanted it. Ashley and her team were the first to show up on the wedding day and the last to leave. They cleaned up the whole reception and put it all into our cars for us.
We got married on a Sunday, and they were our only option in all of Grand Haven. So we pretty much had to use them. I am so glad that we did though! Danielle and her team were great! They even came to our hotel to do our hair on the wedding day. That was so much more relaxing than having to go to the salon. They were so nice and friendly. They also did our manicures & pedicures (at the salon) the day before the wedding. They did a great job with that as well.
Best wedding cake I have ever tasted! They drove the cake all the way from Ann Arbor to Grand Haven (for a fee). They are the best bakery around, so we had to have it at our wedding.
Working with Fr. Jared was wonderful. The church is so beautiful.
They have very strict rules about photography though. Our photographer had to stay all the way in the back of the church during the whole ceremony.
Scott, the owner/manager was fantastic! You can tell that he has done a lot of weddings at the Grand Hall. He had great advice and ideas for our reception. He was so easy to work with and made us feel comfortable right from the start. Everything we discussed turned out exactly right. The food was great. The space is so cool: brick walls, wood beams, tons of windows, outdoor patio. It's not your average, boring hotel banquet room. It was great. Everything turned out just like we wanted it to!
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