My first wedding for 2018 could not have been any better!
I first met these two lovebirds when I photographed their engagement session. I was a huge fan of these two right from the start!
The wedding day forecast anticipated rain, which changed for the better the day of the ceremony. On January 27, 2018, the weather was perfect. For a January wedding day, we had sun, and quite a bit of warmth coming in at a WHOPPING 47 degrees for a winter day. WOO HOO!
Chelsea and Jimmy met at the job they both currently work at. One of the first things I noticed about Chelsea and Jimmy is that whenever they are within a close proximity of each other Jimmy will grab Chelsea’s hand to hold it whenever he can. He looks at Chelsea like she’s the only person in the world, no one else, no worries, just calm, pure, love.
Chelsea got ready at their home in Gobles, Michigan. Jimmy has gone through each room and has remodeled the entire house with his bare hands and Chelsea by his side. He did his best to make sure the basement was done in time for the girls to get ready there. Creating a bar, and adding a palette design to each pole in the basement. The rustic feel fits perfectly with Chelsea and Jimmy. They are definitely country at heart.
The style for the wedding fit these two perfectly with cowboy boots for the girls and just a vest for the guys. The ceremony was held in Gobles, Michigan at the Gobles United Methodist Church, that Jimmy’s family attends. The officiant for their ceremony was Paster John Brooks and Jimmy’s brother. During the ceremony, they braided rope connected to a cross made by Jimmy with palettes from their yard.
The Grimes have 3 pups Maddi, Ellie, and Sadie. Ellie was supposed to be the ring bearer and they decided to keep her home so she wasn’t locked away from anyone during the ceremony.
After the ceremony, we scooted back to their home to photograph the newlyweds with their wedding party and their pups. We also went and re-created their engagement photo holding the Jack Daniels bottle. After we were able to capture the photographs they wanted we headed to the reception hall which was located at Old Mill in Plainwell, Michigan.
There were meatballs, chips, and salsa for an appetizer and a BURGER BAR for the dinner, and dessert was donuts from Sweetwaters.
The toasts were performed by Chelsea’s dad Ed, Best Man and Maid of Honor.
Chelsea gave a speech right before she danced with her dad that was quite emotional. Chelsea’s dad had to have a major heart surgery in September, all while planning her wedding. And I can understand how emotional, and stressful this can be during what is supposed to be the happiest time in your life. Thankfully, Dad (Ed) pulled through quickly and is doing great!
The ‘Party’ started when Chelsea’s brother Ed rapped to Vanilla Ice, Ice Ice Baby and pulled everyone onto the dance floor. He is evidently a pro at this performing it at every wedding he can. I’m pretty sure you can hire him, just contact Chelsea 🙂
I wish these two all the happiness this world has to offer. Congratulations Chelsea and Jimmy Grimes!
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