Unique Union: One-of-a-kind vendors for your West Michigan wedding

Written by Kelly Brown | Thursday, 27 December 2018 13:25 |

So, you want a wedding unlike everyone else — something that will stun your friends on Instagram and be labeled anything but conventional. Perhaps that’s a vintage cottage winter wedding in the middle of nowhere at a private Airbnb, or maybe it’s at a regular venue with unique food options. Chances are, you’ve spent more hours on the internet than you care to admit looking for eccentric vendors to make your special day different than the rest. Close your laptop, grab a cup of joe, and read through our recommendations to make your wedding truly unique. 

Real Talk With Shutter Sam

Written by Missy Black | Thursday, 27 December 2018 13:21 |

Sam Vanderlist has been in the business for 15 years, cultivating a relaxed, chill vibe. So it’s no surprise that she’s “hands off — as much as I can be.” In her off-season, she “macramés all kinds of shit” and is renovating a camper van. We asked the elopement and wedding photographer to share some inside scoops on how to have the best photo session. 

Pony Up to the Bar

Written by Missy Black | Thursday, 27 December 2018 13:19 |

A mobile boutique bartending service in a renovated horse trailer means good, wild fun.

Put a Ring On It in 2019

Written by Missy Black | Thursday, 27 December 2018 13:13 |

Your surly grandmother somehow isn’t on the seating chart. The DJ might be a few hours late. Looking back, spending all your time on Pinterest looking at floral crowns for your flower girl’s doll might not have been a great use of your time. 

50 Things to Do in 2019

Written by Michaela Stock, Kelly Brown, Elma Talundzic and Josh Veal | Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:21 |

Between concerts, plays, restaurants, festivals, classes, markets and much, much more, there’s absolutely no shortage of life to live in West Michigan. In today’s day and age, there’s no reason to ever be bored here. We were able to find 50 fun, fascinating, unique things to do in 2019, and that’s before the year even began. New events, restaurants and oddities are sure to pop up, so even once you’ve used the ideas ahead to add to your 2019 bucket list, don’t forget to keep an eye out year-round. 

Born in Pontiac and raised in Cadillac, actor/comedian Larry Joe Campbell knows a thing or three about Michigan winters. 

Back On Your Feet: The highs and lows of rising alternative star Two Feet

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:06 |

On his path to mainstream success, singer/songwriter/producer Zachary William “Bill” Dess will be the first to admit he’s hit the ground running. 

Bands to Watch in 2019

Written by Eric Mitts & Michaela Stock | Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:39 |

With 2018 behind us, it’s time for a fresh start. West Michigan is full of musicians to watch, whether they’re just beginning their careers or planning to take it to another level in 2019. Here’s our guide for acts to keep an eye — and ear — on in the coming year. 

Potshots: January 2019

Written by Kaylee Van Tuinen | Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:34 |

A monthly roundup of marijuana news and notes.

The ‘Vestige’: Advocates seek reforms for GR City Commission

Written by Andy Balaskovitz | Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:05 |

Community organizers have failed for decades to change Grand Rapids’ governing structure. A new effort hopes to change that.

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