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Weddings: dana & lucas, nativity of our lord parish, green bay

On June 17th, Dana and Lucas said their “I-dos” at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Green Bay. We have had the pleasure of photographing this couple when they were dating, once they became engaged, and now, celebrating with them on their wedding day! The morning of their ceremony followed heavy rain, but the day cleared up and the sun shone. As we were outdoors taking group portraits at Meadowbrook Park, we heard a distant whistle. Assuming it was nothing, we continued portraits before loading everyone up for our next location. At the reception we would find out it was a tornado siren from the town over! With such a beautiful, sunny day, none of us imagined there was a storm so nearby.

After some rustic photos with the bay in the background, everyone headed to Dana and Lucas’s reception at Rock Gardens. The night included thoughtful toasts and lots of dancing. The wedding was styled impeccably with simple, gray bridesmaids dresses, bouquets of peonies and succulents, and Dana’s gorgeous trumpet gown, beaded from top to bottom. So many pretty things to point our cameras at! Congratulations, Dana and Lucas!

Weddings: kara & andy at st. lawrence church and devils river campground, denmark, and the ravine, green bay

Kara and Andy tied the knot last month at their home church in Denmark surrounded by friends and family. The day was beautiful and springlike, accented even further by Kara’s choice of hydrangeas and mint blue dresses.

The couple met in the same town nearly four years ago at a nearby bar, Basil’s, where Andy was attending a bachelor party and Kara was enjoying a night out with friends. Their relationship grew from there with similar interests in music, sports, and drinks. On May 21st, 2016 Andy proposed near Lambeau Field and they started planning their special day.

We loved their intimate catholic church in Denmark, and their choice of the rustic cabin location at Devils River Campground. The bridal party was in good spirits, and their little mascot, Reed, was there to celebrate just as much as the “big guys”. Congratulations to the happy couple, and cheers to many years together!

Weddings: taylor & joey at st. johns lutheran, pulaski and tundra lodge, green bay

Green-Bay-Winter-Wedding-Photography-Snow-Door-County-Photographer-Tundra-Lodge-Pamperin-Park-Photos-1Green-Bay-Winter-Wedding-Photography-Snow-Door-County-Photographer-Tundra-Lodge-Pamperin-Park-Photos-2Green-Bay-Winter-Wedding-Photography-Snow-Door-County-Photographer-Tundra-Lodge-Pamperin-Park-Photos-3Green-Bay-Winter-Wedding-Photography-Snow-Door-County-Photographer-Tundra-Lodge-Pamperin-Park-Photos-4After nearly a decade together, high school sweethearts, Taylor and Joey, tied the knot. Their wedding was held at St. John’s Lutheran in Pulaski with the reception at Tundra Lodge in Green Bay and a short stop at snowy Pamperin Park for photos. When Joey proposed to Taylor it was also winter. February 4, 2015 Joey asked Taylor to a nice dinner, and once she was all dressed up, he had her put a full snowsuit over her dress and took her hiking. As they crossed a river, he gifted Taylor a necklace with his grandmother’s diamond in it, and once they reached the top of the cliff, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. On their wedding day, she wore the diamond pendant for the first time.

Their wedding was held on New Year’s Eve with mild weather and a heavy blanket of snow. The church featured beautiful stained glass windows that stretched floor to ceiling behind the alter and the aisles were lined with white branches. Taylor’s vision was winter wonderland and that came through from the sparkling details to the blue ombre bridesmaids gowns. At the park, their dog, Lady, joined them for a few photos – she has been with them since they were in high school and she was just a tiny pup. She wagged her tail, cried happy little cries, and ate as much snow as she could. The bridal party was good-humored out in the elements (even when we asked each of the attendants to toss handfuls of snow high into the air for a final photo!) It was a beautiful day with a fun party to follow. Cheers, Taylor and Joey!

Weddings: kaitlyn & elijah at elizabeth ann seton parish and ki convention center, downtown green bay

green-bay-ki-convention-center-wedding-photography-rain-rainy-wedding-wisconsin-fall-blush-navy-he-nis-ra-park-1 green-bay-ki-convention-center-wedding-photography-rain-rainy-wedding-wisconsin-fall-blush-navy-he-nis-ra-park-2 green-bay-ki-convention-center-wedding-photography-rain-rainy-wedding-wisconsin-fall-blush-navy-he-nis-ra-park-3 green-bay-ki-convention-center-wedding-photography-rain-rainy-wedding-wisconsin-fall-blush-navy-he-nis-ra-park-4Rainy wedding days are especially beautiful in autumn. The layer of water droplets on each surface brings out the vibrancy of the leaves and gives every surface a lustrous shine. Kaitlyn and Elijah chose a blush and navy color palette for their wedding which shook up the traditional fall colors. Her bouquet was layered in pale roses, hydrangeas, and greens with a tiny pin belonging to her grandmother tucked into the stems. Their small wedding party kept the day feeling intimate and the two tiny flower girls – twirling through in umbrellas – made things feel extra festive. After the ceremony at Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, we crossed the street to He Nis Ra Park to take in all the beautiful fall color. The Citydeck downtown was our final stop, and the muted sunset was the perfect backdrop for our last few photos before the reception. At the KI Convention Center, the ballroom space was lit with a ceiling of string lights and walls decked in colored up-lighting, with the finishing piece being the custom logo of their names projected onto the wall. The evening was full of surprises, dancing, and celebration. Congratulations, Kaitlyn and Elijah!

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: tracy & kristy at meyer theatre and titletown brewery, green bay

Same-Sex-Wedding-Green-Bay-Meyer-Theatre-Titletown-Taproom-Brewery-Brides-Lesbian-Two-Women-Gold-Gatsby-20s-Photographer-Photography-1 Same-Sex-Wedding-Green-Bay-Meyer-Theatre-Titletown-Taproom-Brewery-Brides-Lesbian-Two-Women-Gold-Gatsby-20s-Photographer-Photography-2 Same-Sex-Wedding-Green-Bay-Meyer-Theatre-Titletown-Taproom-Brewery-Brides-Lesbian-Two-Women-Gold-Gatsby-20s-Photographer-Photography-3Tracy and Kristy tied the knot just before their son Vinny arrived last year. It was a small ceremony in Minneapolis with just a few friends in attendance. This June the couple celebrated in style (Gastby-chic-meets-downtown-modern style to be specific) and we were their to photograph all the sparkling goodness!

The ceremony took place onstage at the historic Meyer Theatre, followed by photos in the city’s Broadway District and a brewery reception at Titletown Taproom. We adored the antique brass tones, thistle floral arrangements, and art nouveau inspired details, but mostly we loved working with this creative, fun-loving couple and their little man (who smiled all the way down the aisle in Kristy’s arms!) Congratulations, Tracy, Kristy, and Vinny!

Weddings: midcentury modern styled shoot, gather on broadway, green bay wi

Green-Bay-Wedding-Gather-On-Broadway-Elopement-Downtown-Small-Intimate-Photographer-Photography-Midcentury-Modern-1 Green-Bay-Wedding-Gather-On-Broadway-Elopement-Downtown-Small-Intimate-Photographer-Photography-Midcentury-Modern-2 Green-Bay-Wedding-Gather-On-Broadway-Elopement-Downtown-Small-Intimate-Photographer-Photography-Midcentury-Modern-3I adore small weddings – the intimacy with guests, the attention to detail, and the happy vibes that come with a low-stress day. In March we had the opportunity to photograph our first true elopement: no guests, just bride and groom in a cabin up north. And that got me thinking about all the possibilities of what a modern wedding can be (without the pressure to wear a princess gown and layers of bling). Weddings begin out of love and end in a promise, and that is beautiful all on its own.

Styled shoots are an opportunity for creatives in an area to collaborate with one another to try out new ideas or explore their interests. Along with a few very talented people, we decided to put together our very own Green Bay Elopement at the new Gather on Broadway event space downtown. I’ve always had an interest in the structured, sleek styles of mod 1960s clothing (as do a few of my collaborators!) so it seemed like a perfect fit. The styled shoot gave us time to play, try out new things, and refresh our creativity at the start of wedding season. We are so thrilled with the final results and cannot say enough about the incredible people we worked with! You rock!

Special Thanks To:

Venue: Gather on Broadway, Green Bay, http://www.gatheronbroadway.com

Floral: Petal Pusher, Green Bay, http://www.gbpetalpusher.com

Hair and Make-Up: Mint Salon, Green Bay, http://www.freshnewhair.com

Dress: Erika’s Bridal Couture, Neenah, http://www.erikasbridalcouture.com

Suit: DuBois Formalwear, Green Bay, http://www.duboistuxedo.com

Planning: Eventful, Appleton, http://www.makeiteventful.com

Rings: Alyssa & Anna Jewelry, Oshkosh, http://www.alyssaanna.com

Cake: Monzu Bakery, Green Bay, http://www.monzubakery.com

Calligraphy: Love Bash Design, Door County, http://www.lovebashdesign.com

Invitations: Rachel Marvin Creative, Greenville, SC, http://www.rachelmarvincreative.com

Models: Laura and Julian Routheaux

Weddings: tavia and john, heritage hill, green bay

Heritage-Hill-Green-Bay-Wedding-Photographer-Olde-41-Vandervest-Children-Kids-Fall-Wisconsin-1 Heritage-Hill-Green-Bay-Wedding-Photographer-Olde-41-Vandervest-Children-Kids-Fall-Wisconsin-2Tavia and John’s wedding included all my favorite things: fall colors, a small bridal party, and a first look. The day was gorgeous – sunny and warm which provided beautiful bright light for portraits. Tavia got ready alongside two of her sisters, fussing over her and helping her into her dress, while John prepared their sons, Davis and Steele, (and Steele assisted John with pinning on his boutonnière!) The couple met outdoors for their first look with the boys running out after, and we traveled to the St. Norberts gardens in De Pere.

The ceremony at Heritage Hill in Green Bay was beautiful and incredibly personal. Both Tavia and John did their best to hold back tears. Afterwards we photographed around the park including a few special moment with the entire family in front of the Belgian farmhouse which belonged to the bride’s great-grandfather.

A reception followed at Olde 41 (Vandervest Harley Davidson) filled with rustic fall decor, gourmet cupcakes, and many small cousins having the greatest time dancing and playing together. A big thank you to Davis and Steele for doing such a good job as groomsmen, and an even bigger congratulations to Tavia and John on their wedding day! Cheers!

Weddings: emily and kyle, resurrection church, green bay

Green-Bay-Wedding-Photographer-Fall-Autumn-September-Resurrection-Church-Green-Isle-Park1 Green-Bay-Wedding-Photographer-Fall-Autumn-September-Resurrection-Church-Green-Isle-Park2I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a couple as happy and carefree on their wedding day as Emily and Kyle. Years into their relationship, they are still in that head-over-heels, completely smitten state of new romance (and it is incredibly sweet to witness.)  Emily is a talented musician and the organist at Resurrection Church where she and Kyle got married. Years ago, as she played the music for our wedding, she told me that someday Ben and I would be there to witness and document her own special day.  She was right, and it was beautiful.

The church was decorated with vases and flower arrangements staggered at various heights down the aisle. The ceremony was filled with all kinds of music, many singers and instruments, and surprise moments (like Emily stepping up to perform the organ herself!)  The bouquet and fresh flower crown were my favorite details chosen by the couple – wild and organically styled – I especially loved winding branches and succulents. It is so wonderful to see special people like Emily find the person they have been waiting for, and even more wonderful to be a part of their wedding day.  Congratulations, Emily and Kyle!!!

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