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BG Bride: Brinslea

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Wedding date: September 22, 2017

"September 22 was the most perfect day ever! We got married at Windmill Island Gardens in Holland, Michigan. I wanted to bring classy, clean, and elegant back. "

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"We had an eight month engagement, which I wouldn't have wanted anything longer! I'm such a planner that I had all of the big decisions made and out of the way within a month. I knew I had to get right on it because, getting engaged and married in the same year, you know that a lot of vendors are already going to be taken. We called our venue and they only had two dates available for 2017, so we took September 22! We figured it would be the perfect weather, not too hot but not too cold. 

Little did we know or expect that September 22 was probably the hottest day of the whole year! The thermometer in my mom's car read 103 degrees! You wouldn't be able to tell how hot it was from the pictures but little did you know we were melting.

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We shot 90% of our pictures before the wedding. So yes, we did do a first look and see each other before the wedding - which I would totally recommend to future brides!

Also, brides - don't stress on your wedding day because whatever happens, happens! It will be perfect no matter what. 

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Photographer: HZ Photography

Venue: Windmill Island Garden

Floral: Brenda J Batts

Hair and Makeup: Bombshell Blow Dry Bar

Suits: Woodland Tailoring

Jeweler: Jewel Tec (Holland, MI)

Wedding Dress: Allure Romance style 3013 from Bridal Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Carly Garvelink