Joe & Lauren | A Hope College Wedding in Holland, MI

I went to college at a small, sunny school in South Florida. While many of my friends were also state natives, I couldn't seem to escape the gaggle of tall, leggy, Scandinavian-like blondes hailing from the Midwest (I'm a short Italian from Orlando, for the record). Since then, I had heard tales of the region with one town in particular: Holland, MI. So when Lauren, a cousin to one of my college roommates, reached out saying she was getting married at Hope College, I jumped on board.

Joe & Lauren planned a gorgeous, low-key wedding at the groom's Alma Mater. The weather was perfect, confirming all the hype I had heard about Michigan summers. We later celebrated at a rustic lake house with sweet, handmade decor and lots of yummy food. Enjoy!