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A Vintage Fairytale: David and Kaylyn Kolesar's Magical Wedding


On a picturesque September day in 2023, love took center stage as David and Kaylyn Kolesar exchanged vows at The Cheney Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The couple's wedding was a beautiful fusion of vintage vibes, inspired by their shared love for literature, particularly "The Princess Bride" and other cherished books. Surrounded by a large family and a circle of wonderful friends, the event was a celebration of love, laughter, and the beginning of a new chapter.

Setting the Scene:

The Cheney Place, a charming venue with its industrial-chic aesthetic, served as the perfect backdrop for the couple's dream wedding. The vintage-inspired decor created a romantic atmosphere, transporting guests into a modern-day fairytale.

David and Kaylyn's love for literature played a significant role in shaping the theme of their wedding. Drawing inspiration from "The Princess Bride" and other beloved books, the couple incorporated subtle (and not so subtle) nods to their favorite stories throughout the event. From the ceremony introduction taken directly from the "Mawwaige" scene from the beloved movie to the beautiful decor, each detail reflected their shared passion for intelligence, pop culture, and classical beauty.

The Couple's Radiance:

Dressed in timeless and elegant attire, David and Kaylyn looked radiant on their special day. The bride, in a gown adorned with gorgeous lace details and an elegant but sensual open-back design. The groom, in a classic and very dapper grey suit. They made for an absolutely stunning pair. Surrounded by their bridesmaids and groomsmen, the couple's love shone through, creating an enchanting atmosphere that captivated all in attendance.

Family and Friends:

The Kolesar wedding was a true family affair, with a large group of relatives and close friends present to witness and celebrate the union. The joyous atmosphere was contagious, as laughter and love filled the air. The couple's decision to prioritize the presence of their loved ones made the event not just a celebration of their union but a reunion of cherished relationships.

Emotional Speeches:

The reception was marked by heartfelt speeches that brought tears and smiles to the faces of the couple and their guests. Friends and family took turns expressing their love and well-wishes for David and Kaylyn, creating an emotional and unforgettable experience. The speeches highlighted the depth of the couple's connections and left a lasting impression on everyone present.

Dance the Night Away:

The couple and their guests shared in all of the traditional wedding reception activities. The cutting of the beautiful bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes. The bouquet toss. The traditional garter toss was modified with a fun twist the couple called "icing" where the bride snuck a bottle of Smirnoff Ice into her garter to surprise the groom. That stunt was met with much laughter. The celebration continued with first dances and then a very lively dance floor, where guests let loose and celebrated the newlyweds through music and movement.

Capture Every Moment:

To immortalize the magic of the day, the couple enlisted our services as a main photographer, second photographer, and videographer. We worked seamlessly to capture the essence of their wedding, from the intimate moments between David and Kaylyn to the energetic dance floor festivities. The resulting photographs and videos will likely become cherished memories that the couple will treasure for a lifetime.


David and Kaylyn Kolesar's wedding at The Cheney Place was a testament to the power of love and the beauty of shared passions. From vintage vibes to literary inspiration, the couple's special day was a carefully crafted celebration that reflected their unique story. Surrounded by the warmth of family and friends, the Kolesar wedding was not just an event; it was a magical journey into a fairytale that will be remembered for years to come.

David and Kaylyn, we wish you all the best in years to come.


Amanda, Chris, and Kora

Capturing Compersion Photography

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