WEDDING: Matt + Alyssa

East Grand Rapids, Michigan


Matt and Alyssa were married in the backyard of Alyssa's childhood home.  The house, a beautifully designed Mid-century modern, overlooked Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids.  Everything aligned, even the weather was perfect.  Matt graduated summa cum laude from University of Michigan with a master’s degree in aerospace engineering and Alyssa who also graduated from U of M is now a recent graduate from UCLA law school.  Friends from Alyssa’s West Africa Peace Corp days were there. Matt’s family from Pittsburgh was there. High school friends and SpaceX coworkers — they all came.  Congratulations to you both and may you carry the joy of this happy day close to your heart as you journey the road of life together.

Pre-ceremony preparations: JW Marriot                       
Ceremony and Reception: Alyssa's family home on Reeds Lake                                                                                                                                                     
Wedding Planner: Katie Huber of Kenley Event Design
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Bridal shoes: Christian LouBoutin - Paris
Groom shoes: Prada
Makeup: Sue Sytsma
Hair: Alisha
Florist: Brennan Mott at Overgrowth Floral
Caterer: Chef Roman Petrack at Kangaroo Kitchen
Bartender: Amy Ruis at Art of the Table
Band: Nine Mile Smile
Videographer: Jon Carson of Jon Carson Wedding Films