Inspiration

Kalen and Sydney crossed paths in 2019 at a small local café. They were both attending a brunch with mutual friends when they were introduced. Since that day, the lovely couple have been inseparable. Read more of their love story and check out more from their romantic engagement session captured by Happileigh Captured Photography.

Bride: Sydney Nelson, 26 College Career Advisor 

Groom: Kalen Williams 27, Insurance 

Place of residence: Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Engagement Shoot Location: Millennium Park -Nature Walk 

Wedding date: June 17th, 2021



Engagement story:

 On March 12th, Kalen rented out a movie theatre in Royal Oak Michigan for a private movie showing. I was completely in the dark that this movie wasn't a regular showing. We entered the dark theatre where a short film was playing about our relationship. I was completely shocked and filled with so many emotions. The lights in the theatre came up and I turned to the back of the theatre to find all our family and friends witnessing this moment with us. Kalen got on one knee and asked me to be his forever. 

For the Groom, walk us through the behind the scenes of creating this special day:

I wanted to do something memorable and sentimental. We both love going to the movies and haven't been since the pandemic. I knew Sydney would love the intimacy and attention to detail of the moment. I personally created a film highlighting memories from our relationship and narrating the story for those in the audience. We definitely felt the love.

What makes your love special? 

We keep each other grounded in every way. We are committed each day to loving one another the best way we can. 

What was the theme of your shoot? 

Fresh, classic and modern. 


Were there any memorable moments during the shoot? 

We were able to enjoy the spring weather and even capture moments with our son, Harrison. 

What are you most looking forward to about your wedding? 

Our wedding day was intimate, detailed and heart-moving. We wanted to keep our ceremony intentional even down to the smallest details. Everything represented our love. 

Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish them many years of wedded bliss!