Ethan and Grace were just excited and it was written all over their faces. The rain didn't reign on their parade! Face cheeks hurting from all the smiling. Ethan told Grace he would be her hug dispenser and that any point in the day just come on over. My favorite part about watching this couple was how they constantly made each other laugh. We started our day at Historic Hastings for the first look. On Grace's favorite stairs Ethan laid his eyes on his bride for the first time and was completely lost for words. (Fun Fact: Grace found her dress in the Ukraine when she was visiting there. She just couldn't leave without it!) We partied there with the wedding party for a bit before making our way to Spring Lake Park for the Ceremony. Before the ceremony they surrounded themselves with their moms and dads and had them pray over them for their marriage . With umbrellas out and eyes at the beginning of the aisle, Ethan and Grace became Mr and Mrs Callies!!!! Aaahhh During the reception there were yard games, rain, good food and fellowship. Towards the end of the speeches, as Grace said thank you she said her heart could not be more full. She then rushed up to me and said there was a surprise for Ethan! Everyone circled around the couple for a Polish Tradition and sang "Let Me Call You Sweetheart". The second surprise was even better; as the groomsman announced what was happening next he mentioned Grace texted him to surprise Ethan with the Hokey Pokey then he received another text this time from ETHAN several minutes later also telling the groomsman he wanted to surprise GRACE with the Hokey Pokey. Clearly soul mates. The sequence of Grace's faces are literally the best and probably some of my favorite from the day!
They ran through a line of loved ones and waving ribbons before driving off him Ethan's dads corvette.
PHOTOGRAPHER: 📷 Molly Sanchez | MW PHOTOGRAPHY
LOCATION: Spring Lakes Park
FLORIST: Krista Klugherz
DAY COORDINATOR: Sherri Carpenter
FOOD CATERERS: Monique Twomey & Jean Klisiewicz
CAKE: Mary Vans