What an amazing wedding day with Katie and Brandon. We just love this family! A few summer’s ago, we did Katie’s cousin’s wedding (Bethany and Nick). Then this past summer it was Katie’s sister’s wedding (Anna and Stephen). So we were so excited to hear about Katie and Brandon’s engagement and get to be a part of this special day with this couple. Katie and Brandon knew each other in high school, but it wasn’t until many years after that they started dating and fell in love. Being part of this wedding day was the best possible way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The ceremony and reception were at St. Norbert’s College. The service was beautiful. The bride and groom met each other 15 minutes before the ceremony started in the oratory to share a prayer and a few private moments together. Father Tim presided over the ceremony and even Brandon’s nieces and nephews took part in the service. After the ceremony, the bride and groom led the way from Old St. Joe’s to the Beemis Center for a reception on a path lit up by luminaries. It was a beautiful and sweet day, and you couldn’t help but feel the love Katie and Brandon shared for each other and for those that were part of their day. So thankful to be able to do what we do!
It was also great to work with some wonderful people…Peggy from Seize the day events, Mary from Alpha Delights, and John Kelley Band.
Katie has this awesome smile that lights up the room! And I love the pictures of Katie with her mom, Julie. You can see the resemblance.
Katie’s dad and grandpa to Sophie, Pat! One of the special things from the day was that Katie got to wear her grandmother (Pat’s mother’s) veil. It was even more special because she passed away the week before the wedding. They had a lot of special memories from her. So these are some fun candids, but I wanted to share some of the behind the scenes. A few of the sweet nieces of Katie and Brandon.
A few of Brandon and with his brothers! Brandon came from a family of all boys and Katie all girls. Such a beautiful church. In the oratory before the ceremony. I think they both were so glad to be able to share this time together before they walked down the aisle. One of my favorites…when you see the way these two look at each other…
Some of sweet details. Cake by Alpha Delights. The cake topper was from Katie’s grandparents wedding! The cookies were the place cards…also by Alpha Delights.
The dads opened the reception with a special toast. These two were a lot of fun when they got together. Parent dances…First dance … music by John Kelley. He is one of the best violinists that I have heard… amazing talent!! It was cold but we managed to do a few pictures outside. Just have to say a big thank you! Valentine’s day is Mark’s birthday. When Mark came in to the reception and saw his favorite cake for him from the family made by his favorite baker, Mary from Alpha Delights. I think he almost cried. So sweet and thoughtful. It was the icing on the cake of a truly wonderful day! And yes it was delicious!!