Bride and Groom in front of white horse and carriage in Grand Rapids Michigan

June 15, 2020

Garden Inspired Downtown Market Grand Rapids Wedding | Lauren + Seth

We are so excited to be sharing all of the details that made Lauren and Seth’s gorgeous Downtown Market Grand Rapids wedding so memorable. As one of our favorite venues in the area, we are always excited to be working at the Downtown Market and bringing a different vision to the space to fit the style for each of our couples.

Bride and groom portait in front of floral wall
Bride and bridesmaids with luscious bouquets and sequin dresses
Groom and groomsmen in black suits
Just married couple kissing after greenhouse ceremony

Lauren and Seth had dreamed of a garden inspired wedding, and I think that we definitely made that happen for them! Originally, they wanted their entire event to take place in the greenhouse, but due to their guest count and capacity of the greenhouse, the dinner portion took place in the banquet room. But with the help of Shelly’s Floral Designs, we were able to achieve the garden look in the banquet room with greenery covering and meticulously wrapped around wooden canopy structures brought in from ICandy and lush floral for centerpieces. To finish the night, guests could head back into the greenhouse for dessert and dancing!

Wedding layout with round and rectangle tables
Tall floral centerpiece on gold stand
Wooden structure with greenery and hanging lights
Guest table with gold chargers and hanging lights
Floral centerpiece with gold table number and picture frame
Dinner reception at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids

And in the greenhouse, we added tons of floral with the large arbor backdrop for the ceremony and the lush floral centerpieces that were moved to the reception tables after lining the aisle for the ceremony.

Greenhouse ceremony cite with large floral aisle accents
Bride and groom in front of floral arbor backdrop
Large floral centerpiece used in ceremony aisle

Lauren’s bountiful bouquet was another element that brought floral and greenery into every photo.

Lush bridal bouquet with blues and pinks
Bridal portrait with bouquet

Another show stopping piece was the arbor that was used for the ceremony then moved to showcase the dessert at the reception. This piece housed two large floral pieces on either side that were the perfect backdrop for the ceremony.

Wooden ceremony arbor covered in floral and greenery
Corner statement floral piece
Dessert display with floral arbor
Bride and groom cutting cake in black and white

A unique element to their wedding was the transportation that they used before their ceremony. Lauren and her parents arrived to the venue in a horse drawn carriage from Classic Carriage. Then, the newlywed couple was whisked away after their ceremony for some gorgeous photos. It was right out of a fairy tale!

Bride and parents in horse drawn carriage
white horse and carriage
Bride and groom portraits in front of horse drawn carriage

Soft seating is a great way to bring texture and variety into a space while providing another spot for guests to congregate and enjoy your wedding.

Blue velvet soft seating with gold accent tables
Blue velvet chair in greenhouse

Built right into the timeline was a post ceremony stop at Butcher’s Union, a special place to the couple, that they got to experience on the most special of days with their favorite people.

Bridal party at Butchers Union post ceremony
Bride and groom post ceremony at bar
Couple portrait downtown Grand Rapids

Seeing this event come together was truly spectacular, as there were so many small and large details that went into this event. With many moving pieces and different vendors, Lauren and Seth’s wedding was a beautiful result of some amazing teamwork!

Bridal party photos in front of brick wall

The Dream Team:

Design, Planning & Coordination: All Buttoned Up Events
Photography: Mishelle Lamarand Photography
Videography: Bradley Productions
Venue: Downtown Market Grand Rapids
Floral: Shelley’s Designs
Decor and Rentals: Events by ICandy
Transportation: Affordable Limousine and Classic Carriage
Entertainment: Brena Band
Photo Booth: Shutter Booth
Cake: Cakabakery

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