Grand Rapids, MI

Emily + Matt’s July Wedding at Wildwood Family Farms


As summer begins to come to an end, we are so excited to see what the fall season will bring us! But first, let’s look back at one of our favorite couples’ special day on July 11th, 2020.

There is no doubt that Emily and Matt are made for each other!  This beautiful couple persevered through all the craziness that has been brought to us because of COVID and did it with understanding and grace.  Even though some of their plans may have changed- like having to change their venue, they were still able to pull off a truly stunning wedding!

Emily + Matt’s July Wedding at Wildwood Family Farms

Emily and Matt ultimately chose Wildwood Family Farms as the location for their reception! The venue already has a country feel to it and mixed with the wonderful weather on that sunny July day, their pictures turned out perfectly! While they had dinner inside the barn, catered by Distinctive Catering, they moved the rest of the reception outside for the fun to continue into the night!

Getting Ready 

The ladies spent their morning at Heidi Christine Salon to glam up for the big day!

The Ceremony

The couple held their ceremony over at Holy Family Catholic Church where they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together.  To begin their ceremony, they had the most adorable ring bearers and flower girl come down the aisle, and I think we speak for everyone when we say AWWWEE!

Party Favors/Guest Book

Each wedding usually has some pretty fun party favors for their guests to enjoy, but Emily and Matt really put on their creative hats with this one!  Since Matt’s last name is “Smoker” it seems only fitting to make their favors correspond with his last name!  They had those candy cigarettes and matches, which is just very clever in our book!  Also, to make their guests more comfortable, Emily and Matt put out bracelets for everyone to wear to represent the level of social distancing each guest wanted to partake in!  This is a fun way to make sure your guests are comfortable without having to explain!  To keep the ball rolling, they even had a fun alternative guest book!  They had their guests write down fun date ideas for them to do as they entered married life!


Bridal Party

Choosing your bridal party can really shape how your wedding is going to go, and Emily and Matt definitely chose well!  The ladies were dressed is a blush pink color that really paired nicely with the guy’s grey suits!

Take a look at some of our favorite bridal party group photos as well as their entrance to the reception (to just further show how much fun this group was!)

Cake Cutting 

Did someone say cake?!  Take a look at Emily and Matt’s sweet cake cutting! (And don’t worry Emily’s makeup was not ruined!)

Bouquet and Garter Toss




In addition to being The Smoker’s photographer, we also provided the DJ and photobooth for their reception!  Justin, the DJ for the evening, said that he had such a good time and the crowd loved the music and danced all night long!

Overall, we are so happy we could be a part of Emily and Matt’s special day, and we hope you all enjoyed taking a look back at their wedding!  To wrap up, here are some of the best new couple portraits that were taken throughout the day- to showcase the love that Emily and Matt share, and will share for a lifetime!

Here are some shoutouts to the wonderful vendors that were involved in this big day!

Michigan Wedding Vendors

Venue: Wildwood Family Farm 

Ceremony location: Holy Family Catholic Church 

Officiant: Father Loc

DJ: Complete Weddings + Events (Justin)

Photographer: Complete Weddings + Events (Rachel McDowell)

Photobooth: Complete Weddings + Events (Brydon)

Caterer: Distinctive Catering 

Hair & Makeup: Heidi Christine Salon

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Photographer: Rachel McDowell

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