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“Oh yes, it’s ladies night and the feelings right. Oh yes it’s ladies night…Oh what a night.” That’s right ladies – tonight is your night. It is your night to celebrate the bride and all of her closest lady friends! Although I probably cannot say there will be an appearance by Kool and the Gang to get the party started. (It is probably for the best anyway – ha). However there are many options to jump-start your wedding adventures! Typing in ‘Bachelorette Parties in Grand Rapids’, definitely isn’t helpful at all. That is why I did some digging and came up with a list that I think everyone can like something from!

1. ‘Vegas’ Style

-Casinos are in close enough proximity that you could make a night out of it, or even stay at one for the weekend. Gambling, entertainment and food a plenty can be found at Michigan casinos. This can be a great way to keep everyone in one place to party until the wee hours of the morning!

2. The Sophisticated Lady

-Michigan is full of wineries, almost too many to choose from. Wherever you live, there is most likely a winery within a short drive if you want to check one out for the day. Or there are many options to take a weekend getaway and visit many wineries within close proximity to one another. To really let loose, check out a car service or tour bus to do the driving for your group!

-The same can be said for visiting breweries, if you like a little more hops in your drink than grapes. Breweries are popping up everywhere with websites dedicated to help you figure out some great beer paths to follow as well as designated drivers too!

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3. The Artsy Fartsy

-Group painting classes are becoming more and more popular. They are a great way to do something together with your friends, as well as bring home a memory from the event. Take it up a notch and see if you can BYOB. Some of the events even have their own wine to share with the participants.

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4. Spicing It Up!

-Grab your girls and head over to Flirt Fitness. They offer private parties that can come with pole dancing lessons, lap dances, strip teases or a combination of all.

-A great way to finish a pole dancing party is to host a party with all the great outfits to wear with your news moves you just learned. Scotta Intimates is a lingerie brand that allows you to host a party (more details to come next month). Take it a step further and add some Pure Romance toys into the mix to really take care of all assets of the wedding night!

5. The Lavender Nose

-Every woman, whether she has had one or not, loves a massage, a facial, a sugar scrub, and relaxation. A great way to celebrate the bride and her best ladies is a trip the spa. This can also be a great way for the bride, her maid or honor, her mother and mother to be, as an extra special thank you with memories or just being together and enjoying one another.41015 102 6 Ideas For Your Next Bachelorette Party

6. The Laid Back Lady

-Grab your girls and have a night in with movies, games, drinks and food.

-Get dropped off in an area where there are many different bars to choose from that you can hop around to (Downtown, East town, Westside, etc)

-A picnic in the park.

-And any other ideas the bride or the bridal party may have. Just remember the day is about celebration and enjoying your best gals!

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Ceremony:  Tea Cup Wedding Chapel

Reception:  Frenchie’s  in Depot Town

Florist:  Enchanted Florist Inc.

Hair/Make- up:  Bride’s mother and Bride

Baker:  Queen of Hearts

September 14


Gown:  David’s Bridal

Church:  John Knox Presbyterian Church

Reception:  Wallinwood Springs Golf Course

Hair:  Illusions Salon and Day Spa

Baker:  Marge’s Donut Den

Entertainment:  Dream Productions

September 13


Flowers:  Linnaea Flower Design

Cake:  Sweet Cakes Design

Hair:  Susan Norton

Gown:  September’s Bride

Ceremony and Venue:  Daza Residence in Lowell, MI



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Gown: David’s Bridal

Ceremony:  The Intersection

Reception:  Republic

Cake:  Cake Ninjas


August 22

Jenna and Kyle have been together for a year and a half before Kyle got on one knee in the kitchen and proposed to Jenna.  They had a darling Catholic ceremony at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.  The newly wed couple and their bridal party hit the westside by trolley where they kicked back a couple beers at my personal favorite, Putt Putt’s Bar.  The reception was held at Lincoln Country Club, where the party proceded with TJ the DJ and everyone danced the night away.

Jenna and Kyle, you both held a great party and I was absolutely honored to be a part of it.  Best wishes to the both of you!!! xoxo


August 02

This beautiful Be Loved session took place in Detroit with Jon and Sara who met in the 8th grade.  They both have graduated from Eastern University and have currently made Detroit their home.  And because Detroit has been such a special place in their heart, it was easy to photograph these two knowing their connection to each other was rooted deeply.  I loved how laid back they were about everything and made me feel like a friend in their home.

I had asked Sara how Jon proposed.  She said during a New Years Eve party when the ball dropped, he got down on one knee in front of their closest friends and asked Sara to have a marriage with him and not a wedding.  Their story with made the simple romantic in me dance in my heart.  I love their sweetness and  how genuinely proud they are of each other.  It gives love a good name.

Sara and Jon, I look forward to your wedding in September.