At Catered Creations, we’ve had the pleasure of working with countless vendors throughout our 30+ year history. Almost all are good and many are great, but several stand out event-after-event for exemplary teamwork and professional results. With a tip of our hats to their consistent excellence, by specialty and name our preferred vendors are:
A documentarian with a camera, Jill guarantees to capture your day from remarkable perspectives. Her beautiful, photojournalistic style will make all your wedding day moments special, the ordinary and magical ones alike. Her focus is more on genuine interactions than stiff poses, and she tries to see things that others (including you!) might not catch. Fall in love with her gallery at jilldevriesweddings.com.
Fine-art photographers and husband & wife duo, Leidy and Josh Fournier shoot in film with a focus on romantic, editorial, and candid images full of light. They are world travelers based out of Grand Rapids and have shot destination weddings all over the globe. Their detail-oriented and sophisticated style will capture your love in the most romantic way. See their elegant galleries at leidyandjosh.com.
Stephanie Parshall, aka “The Extra Tall Woman Behind the Camera,” loves to give couples a day they’ll never forget. She helps you to feel comfortable and confident in order to get the best images of you. Stephanie is based in Traverse City, but loves to travel! Check out her work at parshallphotography.com.
Named after her grandmothers, Holly started Gigi & Laclede out of her home to provide vintage dishes for Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. Create the tablescape of your dreams with her collections of glassware, flatware, plates, and décor. See the packages and services available at gigiandlaclede.wixsite.com/gigiandlaclede.
Beginning with a single tent many decades ago, Baker Party Rental of Grand Rapids today has over 200 tents of all shapes, sizes, and colors, including simple canopies to extra-large wedding and special event tents. We’ve been working with Steve for over 30 years, and he always has what we need, where we need it! Visit his website at www.bakertentrental.com/home
Find anything you need for a DIY wedding, from tents and tables to speakers and slushy machines at Taylor True Value Rental in Holland. Known for their great customer service, you can expect to have a great experience with Taylor’s team. Check out tips on their blog and see what they have to offer at taylorrentalholland.com.
A full-service florist for any occasion, Ludemas Floral & Garden of Grand Rapids really blossoms when it comes to weddings. They’ve twice received the Silver Medal for On the Town Magazine’s Townie Award for Best Wedding Florist! We’re consistently impressed by their flower arrangements which are always gorgeous. Check out their website at www.ludemas.com
Another full-service florist in town, Stems Market of Grandville offer DIY bulk cut flowers for the artsy type, and full service flowers if you’d rather leave the arranging to them. Their consultants will work with you to fully understand your vision to celebrate your love and individuality. Find floral inspiration from their catalog at stemsmarket.com.
If you’re looking for that “special look,” we love the hair, makeup and prices of the Bridal Duo at Smash Salon. Of course, the salon offers a full range of services to make your special day stress free. We’ve tried them and can confidently recommend their work. Find all of their services and contact information at smashsalongr.com.
From brides and bridesmaids to mothers of the bride and flower girls, Renee Austin Wedding of Grand Rapids showcases gowns from elegant, glamorous, and modern to chic, classic, and feminine. Known by us for their very friendly staff, beautiful dresses, and great customer service, we highly recommend you check them out at reneeaustinwedding.com for your dress needs.
Having established an extraordinary reputation for bridal gowns, tuxedo rentals, and personal service for over 20 years, Bridal Elegance is still going strong. Their experienced team takes the time to know each bride and helps to discover the perfect dress to fit the style, figure, and budget. We think their dresses and tuxedos are great—and you will too! Visit the Bridal Elegance website to read what others are saying, view their collections and book an appointment: www.BridalEleganceGR.com.
Printing, Invitations, and Signage
When it comes to the design and printing of wedding and special event invitations as well as signage for all occasions, you’ll do very well with Allegra Marketing • Print • Mail of Grand Rapids. Having worked with Allegra associates on different occasions, we know you will be impressed. See their many capabilities at allegragr.com.