Posts Tagged ‘green bay botanical gardens wedding’

Weddings: stephanie & cory, southern door church wedding

 When I first met with Stephanie and her sister over drinks to chat about she and her fiancé’s wedding day, I had no idea the connection they had to the Brussels area or Southern Door School (my grade school alma mater). As we chatted about details and her fiancé, Cory, I started to piece things together and realized I knew exactly whose wedding this was, and was all the more excited about their special day! Cory and Stephanie are an incredible couple. They are both smart, determined, and down-to-earth. They care not just about what is best for themselves and each other, but what is best for the people around them and their community. Anyone who knows them well realizes how lucky them are to call them friends.

Stephanie and Cory got married at our favorite little Catholic church in Brussels and held their reception at Rock Gardens in Green Bay. We stopped along the way for pictures at Sugar Creek looking out over the bay (so gorgeous!) and Green Bay Botanical Gardens for photos of just the two of them. The wedding details were stunning, her dress was timeless, and the guests really brought the party when it came to the dance floor (choreographed bridal party dance, anyone??) But the best part of their wedding day was when they were announced as husband and wife at the end of the ceremony. This is always a special moment to witness as the bride and groom turn toward their guests glowing with pride, but it was even more intense with this couple. As Stephanie and Cory turned toward their friends and family, big smiles across their faces, their guests erupted with applause and cheers. I have never heard a celebration like that; it was as if everyone in that tiny church was feeling that moment right along with them.

We were so happy to be a part of this special day! Big congratulations to Stephanie and Cory!

Weddings: jenessa & joe at green bay botanical gardens

Green-Bay-Botanical-Gardens-Wedding-Photographer-Photography-Oval-Garden-Wisconsin-Outdoors-1 Green-Bay-Botanical-Gardens-Wedding-Photographer-Photography-Oval-Garden-Wisconsin-Outdoors-2 Green-Bay-Botanical-Gardens-Wedding-Photographer-Photography-Oval-Garden-Wisconsin-Outdoors-3I love how things can come full circle and wonderful people we meet can reappear in our lives. Jenessa was one of the first seniors we photographed as Ben and I were just starting our business post-college. Things have circled back and we were able to photograph her next milestone as she married her best friend, Joe, late this June. Jenessa is kind-hearted and bubbly, and in Joe she has found someone just as caring and fun-loving. Their wedding was on one of the hottest days this summer and yet everyone was in the best spirits, happy to be celebrating together at the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. The ceremony was held in the Oval Garden in the afternoon and the reception followed at Green Bay Distillery with everything decorated in shades of aqua and coral. We loved the colorful details and Jenessa’s beautiful corseted gown, but most of all we loved how much energy and excitement their friends and family brought to the event (including on the dance floor!) Congratulations, Joe and Jenessa!

Weddings: katie & logan, green bay botanical gardens and lambeau field

Green-Bay-Botanical-Gardens-Wedding-Lambeau-Field-Photographer-Photography-Bride-summer1 Green-Bay-Botanical-Gardens-Wedding-Lambeau-Field-Photographer-Photography-Bride-summer2When I first met Katie and Logan over coffee, I immediately liked them. That’s just the kind of people they are – friendly, relaxed, funny. Their personalities carried over into their wedding day, which was focused on who they are as a couple, and sharing that moment with their families.

Katie and Logan’s wedding was filled with all the details I love best : petal dresses with illusion necklines, champagne tuxes, and that amazing double-halo ring! It set a perfect summery mood for the beautiful day we had.  We wish Katie and Logan all the best – the many years of happiness they deserve now that they’ve found each other. Cheers!

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!