Haley & Josh’s Spring Glen Oaks Wedding

There are a couple things that are absolutely incredible about Haley and Josh. The first being the way that they met, the second is that one of Josh’s stipulations for dating was that Haley had to learn to be a dog person, and the third is the one of the most joyful first looks that we’ve ever had!

Haley and Josh met at the library when they were both at Coe College. Josh worked there while in school, and Haley was in there all the time to study! They became friends and started hanging out in groups of people, before finally starting to date! I don’t know too many love stories that start in a library, but it was so fun to hear theirs! They both talk about one of the most significant parts of their relationship being when they got their dog, Foles. Before they started dating, they found out that Josh was a big dog person and Haley really wasn’t. Josh said that he really wanted a dog one day, so through the course of their dating, Haley had to become a dog person! This made getting Foles a pretty big deal!

After a while of dating, Josh decided to propose! He planned a lunch with both of their parents, and right before the lunch (while taking Foles on a walk) he proposed! Haley was met with more family than just their parents at lunch, followed by a bunch of their friends at her parents house afterward! This proposal led to a beautiful and joyful wedding! Take a peek below at all the amazing moments, including one of the best first looks ever!

Ceremony Venue | St. Francis of Assisi Church

Reception Venue | Glen Oaks Country Club

Event Coordination | Bella Flora Event Design

DJ | Complete Weddings and Events

Bridal Dress | Weddings by Design

Bridal Jewelry | Christopher’s Fine Jewelry

Makeup | Kelsey Ziemann

The way that Haley and Josh pulled the color lavender into their day was stunning. They somehow got just the right amount!

wedding rings personalized wedding cups

You can never go wrong with personalizing anything for your wedding, but cups are a perfect choice!

lavendar wedding details

Haley was such a beautiful bride! It was so sweet to see her reading her letter from Josh before their first look.

groom getting ready first look with the groom

I mean, come on, does it get any better than this?!

bride and groom portraits

The way that these two look at each other is so sweet!

lavendar bridesmaids dresses 

dog groomsmen

Pets who dress up for the wedding are always a highlight!

wedding portrait with your dog glen oaks country club

The multi-color dresses for the bridesmaids was a really pretty and unique twist!


family wedding day portraits

walking down the aisle walking down the aisle wedding in the sanctuary

This sanctuary barely needed decorations, it was already so beautiful!

I would love to remember what was just said when this picture was taken!

catholic wedding ceremony

That just married feeling!

just married

Haley and Josh were so fun to celebrate! They have such an evident love for each other and were clearly filled with joy as they promised forever to each other! Thanks so much for letting us be a part of your day! We wish you all the best!



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