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The Union Pavilion at Railside | Niki & Justin

April 26, 2024

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A warm summer wedding in Grand Rapids at Railside by Kelly Jo Photography

a groom lifts up his bride at sunset at The Union Pavilion at Railside taken by a wedding photographer in Grand Rapids

The Union Pavilion at Railside is a country-club style wedding venue located about 15 minutes from the downtown Grand Rapids area. It has amazing views year around with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to host your celebration.

I met Niki and Justin at their engagement session which was in Holland at the State Park. They are such a fun couple and I knew we would love working together right from the start!

a engaged couple in front of the red lighthouse at Holland State Park
a newly engaged couple having fun at Holland State Park

A golden hour engagement session in Holland

Their wedding ceremony was at their Church in the Grandville area, and then we all traveled to The Union for wedding photos and a fun time filled with delicious food and amazing music at their wedding reception!

Niki and Justin’s wedding reception at The Union was classic and timeless, full of fun, and their closest family and friends. We were able to take the golf carts out with their wedding party for photography on the greens which wind through pathways near little creeks and beautiful landscaping full of summertime flowers. The Union wedding planners are always happy to help in finding the best locations for wedding pictures, and no matter what season you will not be disappointed! I have always enjoyed working with the team here, they are kind and very knowledgeable!

Niki and Justin, you two were so sweet and amazing to get to know, and I was blessed to be able to capture your wedding day!

A bride and groom outside at the Union Pavilion at Railside in the back by Kelly Jo Photography

The back of The Union Pavilion at Railside

A groom picks up his bride on a bridge by a Union Pavilion at Railside wedding photographer
A bride and bridesmaids in pink with a Grand Rapids wedding photographer
A groom and groomsmen in grey with a wedding photographer in Grand Rapids
A couple on a bridge at The Union at Railside with a Michigan wedding photographer

Little pathways and bridges galore at Railside!

A bride and groom outside in the summer at The Union at Railside with Kelly Jo Photography

Vendors I loved working with at Niki and Justins wedding:

Videographer: Complete Weddings and Events

Hair: Fuller Hair and Nails

Makeup: Kellie Zammit

Dress: Beckers’ Bridal

Flowers: Guminas Flowers

Bakery: Nothing Bundt Cakes

DJ: CC King Entertainment


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