September 4, 2019

Dana & Chris | a Downtown Grand Rapids B.O.B Wedding

FILED IN: Wedding

One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is getting a front row seat during my couples first look, their personal vows, the ceremony, and listening to the speeches from their closest friends and family at the reception. Getting to learn more about my couples before the wedding day makes it that much better. For example, how insanely perfect Dana & Chris are for each other. They are both hilarious, love to laugh, and have the same sense of humor. Dana & Chris had us laughing the entire day and my cheeks hurt from it!! On August 31, there wasn’t a room we were ever in that didn’t include laughter! Just take a look below at their entire day but especially their ceremony. It had the most laughter I’ve ever witnessed!

During Chris and Dana’s first look, they both waved at each other when Chris turned around and after they read their vows, they high fived! At the ceremony, they added on funny personal vows and without each other knowing what the other said, they created the same ones! If that’s not a perfect fit, I’m not sure what is!

While this wedding was a visual dream, it was so heartfelt and endearing all at the same time. Their officiant, Chris’ brother, Scott, did an amazing job sharing their relationship and love for one another. It tailored to them as a couple so perfectly. They truly are the sweetest duo. Brian and I felt so honored that we had the opportunity to capture their day for their family and friends to remember forever!! Enjoy some of my favorite images that tell a visual story of their day!!

Dana & Chris, we are so glad we got to capture your perfect wedding day. Your day was filled with so much love and laughter, and we know you will continue to have that love in your everyday lives. Your laughs are infectious, and we know you will have many more years of laughter together. Thank you guys for just being so cool, easy going, and easy to talk to. We are forever team Dana & Chris (and of course Wrigley, too 😉 ) xo

I can’t get over how gorgeous Dana’s bands are!!
Heirloom details get me every single time! These are Dana’s grandma’s brooches and ring. She wore the ring and pinned the brooches to her bouquet.
Stem’s Market, once again, kills it! Stunning bouquet!
She wrapped her God mothers lace around her bouquet too!
Making sure the pocket squares look good! They’re pros!
Time for the first look!
They read vows to each other, so cute!!
And also invited their family to say a prayer with them before the ceremony! LOVE THIS!
This getting ready room was STUNNING but Dana was even more STUNNING! 🙂
So cute! Yes, girls, my jaw dropped too when I saw Dana in her gown. She looked like a princess!!
Absolutely GORGEOUS!
The cutest and sweetest flower girls ever!
Can’t get over this image! Everything about it!!
Such a handsome ring bearer!
AWW! That look!
SO much laughter!!
They both picked songs for each other and they were played during the ceremony. Loved this idea!
First kiss as Mr. & Mrs. Hanson!!
We had a lot of FUN!
Such a fun group!
I adore the colors! Dana and Chris you killed it!!
They’re the best!!
FAVORITE! Can’t stop staring at it! Dana, you’re gorgeous!
Such a gorgeous group!
Look at how CUTE they are!
And how HAPPY they are!! LOVE!
Stealing kisses 🙂
We love you guys! We are honored you chose us to be a part of your BEAUTIFUL day!! xo
They know how to make an entrance!! LOVE!
This is the cutest thing ever!
We didn’t quite get the glow, but we still went out and had some fun!!
Can’t get over this fun detail!

Want to see more of Dana & Chris – check out their engagement session, HERE.


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Photographer | Tauri Baum Photography

Second Shooter | Brian Baum

Ceremony | EVE @ The B.O.B.

Reception | L3vel at the B.O.B.

Videographer | Riparea Videography

Florist | Stems Market

Catering | Gilmore Catering

Cake Artist | DreamScape Desserts

DJ | Dance Tracks

Hair Artist | Dollhouse Salon

MakeUp Artist | E.G. Makeup

Bridal Gown | Ultimate Bride Chicago

Bridesmaid Dresses | Brideside – Chicago

Suit | Men’s Warehouse

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  1. Anna says:

    Beautiful photos, Tauri! 🙂

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