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Weddings: kendra and garrett at lambeau field, green bay

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There are so many things to love about this wedding: a first look in the Lambeau Field tunnel, beautiful sunny skies for on-the-field photos, and gold glitter platforms… but let’s be real here, it’s all about that blush dress!  Kendra and Garrett are big Packers fans, so when they planned their day, the venue was a no-brainer. The wedding was a destination of sorts as the couple lives in River Falls, but since football had bonded them together, the travel was worth the setting.  Kendra and Garrett’s family and friends gathered for the ceremony, excited by the amazing view looking out over the stadium.  The couple read heartfelt vows and poured mixed sand into a frame to symbolize the new life they were beginning together.  It was such a joy to share in their special day and photograph all the little details.  Congratulations, Kendra and Garrett!

Weddings: jessie and jerry at botanical gardens, green bay

Botanical_Gardens_Green_Bay_Outdoor_Wedding_Photography1 Botanical_Gardens_Green_Bay_Outdoor_Wedding2We have been so blessed this year to be the photographers for some very beautiful and unique outdoor weddings.  Jessie and Jerry’s gorgeous wedding celebration  at Botanical Gardens was no exception.  Jessie chose the most stunning mermaid-style gown with a low exposed back and had her hair done in a chic, classic updo.  Each detail from ceremony to reception was chosen for it’s simplicity,  style, and continuity.  The colors were deep plum and a natural khaki with lace and burlap accents.

The forecast was heavy with rain and all week we were preparing: gearing up our cameras; the bridal party was hunting down umbrellas.  The wedding included an outdoor ceremony and it was not to be missed.  The morning of the wedding, a sheet of gray clouds covered the sky, and the forecast read 85% rain all day.  As Jessie and Jerry dressed, it looked like the ceremony would be a wet one, but as the vows were read and the rings exchanged, not a drop fell.  The ceremony came to a close, and as it did, the sun peeked out from behind the clouds – a happy and welcoming symbol for Jessie and Jerry beginning the next chapter in their lives together.  Congratulations to both of you!  We were so glad to be a part of your special day!

 

Weddings: tiffany and carlos, potawatomi park door county

Potowatomi_State_Park_Door_County_Outdoor_Wedding1 Potowatomi_State_Park_Door_County_Outdoor_Wedding2Tiffany and Carlos planned a wedding close to their own hearts: it included elements that blended their two cultures: she from Door County, he from Spain.  The bride wore jewelry from her grandmother, and a mantilla veil, the flowers were purchased at the farmers market that morning and bouqueted by her family.  The pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres featured a pairing of Spanish wines with local cheeses, cherries and smoked fish.  With the ceremony on the fishing docks of Potowotomi State Park, the couple’s  friends and families were afforded a gorgeous view of the bay complete with sailboats and seagulls passing through. Guests lined the aisle, turning around to get a glimpse of the bride.

The ceremony was incredibly emotional, with the most intimate of families and vows written in each other’s languages.  As the ceremony came to a close, Tiffany and Carlos each tossed a smooth, white stone into the water – the intertwining circles symbolizing their worlds merging together.  After a little wine, and a few photos, the couple boarded a boat and crossed the bay to their reception at The Lodge at Leathem Smith.  The day was a beautiful reflection of the couple – sweet, relaxed and gentle. Congratulations, Tiffany and Carlos!

Weddings: elise and kristian, peninsula park door county

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Intimate weddings are our absolute favorite.  We have more time with the bride and groom as they prepare for the day, the details are more personal, and the guests are there for no other purpose than to witness the special commitment between two people.  Elise and Kristian planned their wedding in Fish Creek, Wisconsin at Peninsula State Park for a Wednesday afternoon in August.  Having the ceremony later in the day gave us gorgeous light that came directly across the bay as they said their vows and slid down into sunset as they celebrated with their families.

I cannot say enough about how much I loved this wedding. Elise and Krisitan each chose one attendant, and had a small guest list of 27 people, which gave the day a very cozy, festive feeling.  The flowers were grown by Elise and her mother and bouqueted that morning, her brother made the lovely cake, and Kristian’s brother played acoustic guitar throughout the ceremony.  The entire day spoke about who the bride and groom were as a couple: there were no obligations in terms of guests, no compromises in style, and no pretending to be anyone other than themselves.  We enjoyed every minute and are so happy to have been a part of such a genuine day.  Congratulations, Elise and Kristian!

Weddings: jennifer and eric, pamperin park green bay

Pamperin_Park_Outdoor_Wedding_Green_Bay_Wisconsin1 Pamperin_Park_Outdoor_Wedding_Green_Bay_Wisconsin2Summer means so many things, especially to us midwesterners who know how precious warm weather is.  Summer means beach days, flip-flops, farmers markets, and of course, weddings!  Jennifer and Eric could not have had better weather for their celebration this July! It was one of the days with gorgeous golden light ducking in and out behind clouds.

For Jennifer and Eric this day was not a beginning, but a confirmation of years of love – it was a renewal of promises made time and time again.  These promises were built in the moment that he cared for her when she was ill, when he claimed her girls as his, and when he got down on one knee in a parking lot with rain pouring down around them.  They proved to me once more that most beautiful thing about weddings is that at the end, you have a whole marriage ahead of you.

Jenn and Eric, it was a pleasure to be apart of your day, and we are so happy for your family! Best wishes and congratulations!

 

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