Oh, Dan & Jessica. <3 We loved them so much! Mostly because they are just awesome people, all around, but also because we love culture and they do, too. They incorporated so much culture into their wedding day- it was a true reflection of who they are as a couple and we just loved it! We will start with the venue- we loved shooting their wedding at the Blue Dress Barn! There is such a meticulously crafted environment at Blue Dress Barn- it's so stylistic but also SUPER diverse in its use! And all the handmade wedding decor- just perfect. There is so much rich heritage in almost every detail of their wedding, it's really hard to miss! South Korean, Indian, American, even their religious Jewish heritage- it's all there. People came from literally all over the world, to Dan & Jess' wedding. The United Nations Wedding. The food, the drinks, the desserts- all influenced by their world travels- seriously, one of our favorite weddings :) I'm going to let the images do most the talking. We were super honored to be their Blue Dress Barn wedding photographers!
How cute are they? Seriously. Dan and Jess also opted to do the Reveal (which if you know anything about us, you know how big of fans we are of that moment alone!)
Straight into bride and groom and wedding party portraits!
Running short on time- we headed to the Ketubah signing and the walk to and vows under the chuppah, the breaking of the glass in their beautiful ceremony to make it official!
We snuck off for a few more bride and groom shots as Dan and Jess' Benton Harbor wedding photographers- as the sun was setting- all the heart eyes for magic hour!
I know this post is getting so long- but I just can't help it! All the handmade table decor- the print materials designed by the groom's sister, the grooms mom in her hanbok- SO GORGEOUS- the international, DELICIOUS food, the die-from-cuteness-overload Bride and Groom dance that they worked so hard on, the heartfelt family speeches, dancing the hora to Hava Nagila, the desserts, the LITERAL PARTY. Just an amazing night!
If you want to see Dan + Jessica's film inspired engagement session, go here.
Wedding Coordination: Pure and Simple Weddings
Venue: Blue Dress Barn
Food: Gorilla Gourmet
Wedding Dress: Etsy Mary Jin Mei
Bridesmaid Dresses: Etsy
Hair & Make-up: Tavani Salon & Spa
DJ: Tony Fowler
Ties: The Tie Bar
Officiant: Rabbi Matthew
String Trio: Perfect Harmony
Guest Transportation: B & W Charters
Dishware/Linen Rental: Rentalex
Bartending: Sue Luther Events
DaveTree Photography is available to be your Benton Harbor wedding photographers :)
David + Lindsay are the husband & wife photography team behind DaveTree Photography, that specializes in wedding & destination wedding photography. Photographers serving Manistee, Northern Michigan, Grand Rapids & destination weddings. Wedding photography & family portraits.