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sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 1Stephanie and Nick had a beautiful ceremony at  St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  I love all the light coming through the big windows at church and looking at the backdrop of fall through the windows on a perfect wedding day.  The party continued out in Freedom, Wisconsin at Simply Country Barn.   There is definitely something romantic about the warm wood and rustic setting.  Sash and Bow and Buds n’ Bloom transformed the space to create the perfect environment for Stephanie and Nick. It was fun seeing their reaction when they walked into the reception!  It was lovely with tons of jewel tones just perfect for fall.  The night finished off with a great party with music by the The Presidents.  What a fun band!  The dance floor was packed with smiles all around.

Also, a shout out to the Coffee Bar for coffee (because coffee is my love language) and Monzu Bakery for a gorgeous and delicious cake!  Ladies hair by the talented ladies from Head to Toe Salon.

sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 2Nick and his crew!

sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 3Meanwhile at the girls!  Love that gorgeous fall bouquet! sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 4sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 5Ok.  This has to be one of the cutest flower girl moments ever.  Don’t worry…there is one without the flowers in front of her face before she realized her picture was being taken.  But even better is the look on Stephanie and Nick’s face when they walked back down the aisle married!  Pure joy! sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 6sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 7What a gorgeous but cold fall day!  sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 8so pretty…sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 9sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 10sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 11sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 12sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 13sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 14Fun music and dancing to finish off the night! sn_markhawkinsphoto_ 15

nj_markhawkinsphoto 1What a great wedding day!  There were so many familiar faces to us at this wedding among the bridal party, guests, and family!  We truly enjoyed spending the day with everyone.   Nick and Jennifer met working at the Aurora Hospital Cafeteria many years ago. Jennifer was still in high school, and there was this handsome dishwasher working in back.  It just took them a couple of years to figure out that they were meant to be.  What a wonderful celebration of that decision!  Jennifer was an absolutely stunning bride, and when Nick saw her coming down the aisle, he could not hold back the tears.  The ceremony was at St. John the Baptist in Howard followed by some fun times with the bridal party at Lambeau and at Titletown.  It was a gorgeous day to be on the rooftop.  The sun was shining, and it was actually a pretty warm fall day.   The reception was a great party at Rock Garden.

Lots of talented people contributed to the wedding day including…  Tie the Knot (Bride’s Dress), Rent the Runway (Bridesmaid’s dresses), Salon Envy and Lighten Up Salon (hair), Lindsay Rose Makeup Artistry, Monzu (cake),  and dj by Elite Music Service.

Love all those details and those shoes!  Jennifer’s family surprised her with a patch sewn into her dress made from her Papa’s shirt in memory of him. Yes, there were tears!

nj_markhawkinsphoto 2nj_markhawkinsphoto 3The men!  Don’t let Nick fool you.  He may be a talented hunter, but when Jennifer walked down that aisle gone was the tough guy.  nj_markhawkinsphoto 4Beauties! nj_markhawkinsphoto 5nj_markhawkinsphoto 6nj_markhawkinsphoto 7nj_markhawkinsphoto 8Fall at its best!  And these two are the cutest!nj_markhawkinsphoto 9What a great group of ladies!  nj_markhawkinsphoto 10Lambeau fun…nj_markhawkinsphoto 11Titletown!
nj_markhawkinsphoto 12nj_markhawkinsphoto 13There was a slight mishap in the cutting of the cake!  nj_markhawkinsphoto 15nj_markhawkinsphoto 16nj_markhawkinsphoto 17Great music!  And lots of dancing!  nj_markhawkinsphoto 18nj_markhawkinsphoto 19

mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 1We met Matt and Mary in Door County, and it was one of the last few warm days of fall.  The colors were gorgeous.  There is always something pretty amazing about watching those blue waves crash against the Door County Cave Point rocky shores.

We shot Matt’s sisters wedding about a year ago, and we could not be more excited for Matt and Mary’s 2018 fall wedding.  They are so much fun, and we even enjoyed getting to meet their beautiful pup!

One of my favorite spots in Door County.  This view never gets old.  mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 3mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 4mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 2mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 5How sweet is this pup! mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 6mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 7Something magical about this forest…mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 8mm_markhawkinsphoto_ 9

  • Tonya Charneski - November 14, 2017 - 12:05 am

    Such gorgeous pictures! Congratulations!

tr1 1What a great wedding day!  We loved spending time with Tracy and Ryan and their bridal party.  It was a rainy and windy day, but no one let that get in the way of a wonderful day.  Tracy wore her Grandma’s wedding dress for the ceremony and dinner, and then had a different dress for photos outdoors and the dance.  She was the 6th person to put on Grandma’s dress to walk down the aisle.  Her mom and all her mom’s sisters wore it as well.  It was fun seeing the photos of the dress on so many happy days.  Tracy and Ryan did a first look before the wedding and then we all took the limo out for some photos.  It was a fun time with just the bridal party, and I have to give a shoutout to groomsman…John.  He was dress fixer extraordinaire running around in the rain…and got us in and out in no time.  The ceremony was overlooking the Fox River in the KI Center with the reception immediately following.  The band Fat Brass was playing for the dance with some awesome music.  Let me tell you…Tracy and Ryan can dance.  It was more like flying around that dance floor and it was a fun thing to watch.  Such a great night and here are some favorites from the day…

Lots of great vendors contributed to the day including…Tie the Knot Bridal, Hyatt and KI Convention Center, Ebb and Flow Flowers, Cupcake Couture, and Fat Brass for music.

Something old and something new.
tr1 2tr1 3Tracy and her smile are perfection! tr1 6Love this first look!  tr1 7Lambeau was a fun stop to get out of the rain!
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tr1 11Back at the Hyatt…
tr1 10How precious are these two twin flower girls?!
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tr1 16tr1 17tr1 18And lots of dancing with some great tunes…
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