St. Mary Catholic Church & Ballroom at Mckay Wedding | Katy & Bobby

So this is a little embarrassing. I keep saying I’m going to catch up on blogging but the last time I posted an actual wedding was almost a year ago!! I’ll be looking back through my 2019 year, starting with Katy & Bobby’s St. Mary Catholic Church & Ballroom at Mckay wedding!

It was a cold and dreary day, but that didn’t stop Katy & Bobby from having the time of their lives! This wedding was such a dream for me, because not only do I love a good Catholic wedding, it was at the stunning Ballroom at Mckay right downtown Grand Rapids! Add on the bride and groom’s large and loving families, and it’s the recipe for a perfect wedding day!

If you want beautiful getting ready photos, take a tip from Katy. She rented a room at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown, which included separate bedroom and living areas! This allowed all the girls to store their stuff in one room, and left the other nice and clean! Also this giant window let in amazing light!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. These Keds x Kate Spade are the new mainstay in wedding shoes! Super comfy and adorable, you’ll be able to dance the night away!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

Adding little personal touches throughout your day will really help to make it memorable. This garter was worn by all the girls in Bobby’s family!

We did a first look with Katy’s dad and it was too sweet!!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

Meanwhile, Bobby decided to forgo his getting ready shots to hang out with his guys at the New Holland Knickerbocker!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

The only thing better than the groom crying is the dads crying 🙂

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

Look how excited Bobby is!!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

The black dresses and tuxes really made the wedding party look ultra classy!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

They wanted to get some of downtown in their pictures, so we stopped outside the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

I loved the little fur jackets all the ladies had to keep warm!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

Everyone was such troopers in the wind and snow, and Katy looked absolutely stunning, but after about 15 minutes, we decided to go on to plan B!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

One of Katy’s bridesmaids owns this amazing coffee shop downtown, so it was the perfect place to warm up for a bit!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

If you’re ever downtown and need a cozy place to sit and get some delicious drinks, check out Roots Brew Shop! The owner Mallory is the sweetest!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

One final stop before the party, Bobby & Katy absolutely had to stop at Founders Brewing!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

The rooftop of Mckay Tower was the perfect spot for portraits as well!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

By the time we hit the reception, they were ready to party!!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

Never quite seen a cake cutting done like this before, but I’m down!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

During the reception Katy’s Chi Omega sisters (including her grandma!) surrounded her in a circle and sang to her! It was so sweet!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding
Ballroom at Mckay wedding

When I met with Katy & Bobby, we weren’t able to meet up for an engagement session because they lived out of state, so they opted for an extra hour of coverage at their reception. DJ Casey Rusch kept the dance floor jam-packed the entire night. It was truly an unforgettable party!

Ballroom at Mckay wedding

Thanks for checking out Katy & Bobby’s St. Mary Catholic Church & Ballroom at Mckay wedding! They are also a featured gallery on my Weddings page! Don’t forget to follow Jessie Silva on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date on any specials, available sessions, and sneak peeks!