Ilena & Kenny - Full Wedding Post

We would like to interrupt this schededuled Wedding post to share with you some images of the gorgeous album that Ilena and Kenny selected. This type of album is from the wonderful vendor, KISS. KISS wedding albums are wonderful! Their customer service is outstanding, the print process, binding and quality of the albums they produce are just impeccable. So we could not help sharing some photos of the finished product!
 Thick leather cover in "Sultry Blue" with included, patterned dust jacket.
 Full spread layouts with no gap! Flat laying hinge pages insure an image can go across the gutter of the spread without losing any of the image, just wonderful! Durable, thick pages to showcase the images from the day.
We decided that the remainder of Ilena and Kenny's post would feature the inside spreads of their beautiful album :) Enjoy!

Opening spread featuring an image of the beautiful Ceremony at Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture park, Grand Rapids, MI.
 We had sooo much fun capturing Ilena and her fabulous ladies getting ready the morning of the Wedding. We started out at at Reflections Salon to capture Ilena and her sister Jasmine getting their hair done. We learned so much watching the very talented stylists at the salon, what an art-form it was as we observed all of the beautiful transformations that occurred with many of their clients that came in. After that, we headed to the Radisson for makeup application and to capture the girls getting their dresses on and also the guys getting ready for the big day!
 The next few images were some of our favorites! Ilena adjusting her earrings, to her fabulously decorated heels, the gorgeous rings and her dress, need we say more? ;)
 Dress time! You can never have too much help :) Ilena, you are radiant, truly.
 A few shots of Kenny and the groomsmen getting ready. We have to say, this bunch of handsome men made us feel so welcome, at ease and at home! Thank you all for being so wonderful to work with and for playing along with all of the posing requests that we asked of you!
 Ilena and Kenny reserved their first look for the Ceremony, so we were able to capture the images of the girls and the guys separately at the gardens prior to the Ceremony. The images below of the whole group were taken after the Ceremony had been completed. 
 Gorgeous couple, so in love!
 Some lovely images of the Ceremony. The Ceremony was so heart felt and personal, we loved when TJ walked his beautiful mother down the aisle. Another special moment was when they poured the colored sands together to symbolize and signify their new family oneness.
 Signing of the license to make it official :)
 Just a few images of the fantastic and fun reception. The candy buffet they had was a glorious hit and the cake was decorated with beautiful swans and lilies. Shelli also came along with us for this Wedding to assist and she even had the opportunity to dance BeyoncĂ©'s Single Ladies! She was a HUGE hit with the observant, cheering and clapping crowd :)

We had such a wonderful time, and it is events like this that makes our job fulfilling and rewarding. Ilena and Kenny, we thank God for bringing us to you in a chance meeting at the mall, of all places! We are excited and eager to see how your lives grow closer together as a family and the wonderful plans that will unfold in the years to come. We feel privileged to know you as clients and also at a personal level. A special thanks to Kenny's beautiful mother Doretha, we are so thankful for the generosity and kindness she has shown to us. Much love to you all,

Jen & Nicole -

Salon/stylist: Reflections - Albert (girls), Platinum Hair Salon - Kenny (guys)
Make-up: Keaira Perry
Cake: Cascade Confections (Sandy Guthrie, Cake Designer)
Florist: Nancy Hall-Smith
Wedding dress: Tami's Bridal and Alterations
Bridesmaids/Jr Bridesmaids/Flower Girl dresses: Tami's Bridal and Alterations
Men's Suits: Men's Wearhouse
DJ: Scratch Master Skeet
Catering: Clark at the Radisson, Riverfront Hotel
Ceremony venue: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Reception venue: The Radisson Riverfront Hotel

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