Congratulations to Sara and Will! This Wisconsin wedding was a beautiful celebration of new beginnings. Sara’s father married them under the oak trees of Buena Vista Park in Alma. After the ceremony, guests met the newlyweds on the bluffs overlooking the entire Mississippi River Valley to share in their happiness.
These newlyweds are so loved and supported in their marriage. We are talking 400 wedding guests, a wedding party of twenty-five, a reception filled with heartfelt stories from guests, families, and best friends. The day was full of meaning and celebration that extended beyond Jenna and Lee’s nine year long love story.
When a couple uses a real, shiny blue guitar as their wedding “guest book,” you know they are a cool couple… and they probably really love music! Alison and Troy’s story began a few years back when they were each asked by engaged friends to perform music at their upcoming wedding. They both agreed, and had to meet up to practice their music together before the wedding. Troy was on guitar and Alison’s shared her talents on vocals. Life changed for them when they met each other through music and their friend’s wedding. They had no idea at the time that they were going to one day be husband and wife, and they were definitely not looking for love at the time.
Madison Wisconsin is lucky to have this adorable couple. Eric and Anna love their city. It’s where they met, where they continue to achieve academic success, teach, coach, play sports, and indulge in the finest Wisconsin beers and curds with their best friends and old roommates on Capitol Square. There are undoubtedly very big life plans in store for this intelligent and likable pair, but for the time being, Madison is lucky to keep them.
We would be willing to bet that anyone who has ever known Rachel and Scott have said, “You will make great parents one day.” The Phelan’s welcomed their first son into the world last month, and are already raising the bar when it comes to parenting. Both kind, compassionate, talented, and truly intelligent people, we shouldn’t have been surprised when Rachel showed us Baby Will’s nursery, and we discovered that Scott built not only Will’s crib, but the dresser AND the bed in the nursery…! What a wonderful man for Will to look up to as he grows and learns.
It was a day of laughter, flirty glances, kissing, and more laughing at Dellwood Country Club. We knew it would be all of these things when it comes to Erin and Matt. They have that I’ll-always-be-there-for-you, no matter what, kind of relationship. They have a friendship and a bond, and they can both recall the exact moment when they had found “the one” in each other. We adore this couple so much.
It’s an exciting day as we announce our 2015 Mini Session dates for both Minneapolis and Central Wisconsin! We’ve offered Fall Mini Sessions for the past few years, and the spots always fill up quickly. They are always a fun experience, and we are continually grateful for the opportunity to capture families and couples as they change and grow.
Congratulations to Troy and Alison Reilly! They were married in Wausau at Jefferson Street Inn, and they completely transformed the reception space with their poppy colors, bistro lights, live band (Spicy Tie Band, the best!), and Troy’s magical speech to Alison. Oh Troy’s speech to Alison… we are going to see if he’d be willing to share part of it for the big wedding blog post that we’ll be sharing, because it was so so good. It was pure love in a way that everyone wants to be loved with words and raw heart. Troy and Alison are talented singers and musicians, and we secretly HOPED they’d sing at their own wedding. It was not in the plans, but the next morning videos floated around the internet of them singing Eric Church’s “Springsteen” together for the crowd. It gives goosebumps. They’re a match that was truly always meant to happen, you guys. It’s amazing to see two people compliment each other like they do.
When Braden and Alicia said they were up for a Las Vegas desert engagement session, we quickly got on the same page. The desert is one of our all time favorite destinations to make photographs, and after one evening with Braden and Alicia, they were quickly at the top of our list of favorite people. It was sure to be a match made in desert heaven. We met up in Las Vegas and shared a few whiskeys and martinis, and off we went to explore in the desert; wide open spaces and a sunny evening made for an ideal backdrop. There’s something about those dusty roads and golden rays of light that amplify the romantic feel of an engagement. Braden and Alicia are so genuinely great, they are a Minnesota couple that we wholeheartedly can call our friends. They love hockey, they work hard, and enjoy their time together no matter where their jobs and social life take them. We are so looking forward to watching them become husband and wife this Fall in Minnesota. Thank you for choosing us to tell your story, Alicia and Braden! Love to you!
Megan and Alex are getting married in July right here in Megan’s parent’s backyard. We can’t wait to photograph this day!! Truthfully, backyard weddings are some of our favorite things. The fact that the ceremony will be on Lake Wausau, and then they will celebrate their marriage with guests across the lake in the rustic Rothschild Pavilion, is even better. It’s going to be a gorgeous day.