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lb_markhawkinsphoto 1Once upon a time two accountants working at an accounting firm started to see each other differently and that brought us to this beautiful day filled with so much joy.  This blog post has been a long time coming, but fall is crazy time for photographers.  So I am excited to finally get to share this incredible fall wedding day.  It was honestly the perfect day.  The weather was amazing and the settings were just right.  The ceremony was at Holy Cross in Kaukauna.  The church was the same place where Laura’s grandparents and parents were married!  We then stopped at some beautiful spots for photos and had to make one fun stop at the local bar in Darboy since that is where Laura and her family are from.  Then, it was on to a reception at Butte des Morts Country Club.  The setting was so perfect, and everyone at the club was wonderful to work with.  We got to take a little golf cart tour of some favorite spots on the golf course with Laura and Brian.  Any time you get to ride around on golf carts, it is just too much fun! And then it on to an awesome party.  Great music, wonderful food, and fantastic people.

Disclaimer:  we took way too many photos of the adorable flower girls, but they were way too cute…three cousins within a month of each other in age.

The beautiful historic church with lots of personal meaning…
lb_markhawkinsphoto 2lb_markhawkinsphoto 3This family had so many sentimental touches.  Grandma pinned an Irish pin to Laura’s dress that is a special family item.  lb_markhawkinsphoto 4Letter exchanges are perfect…
lb_markhawkinsphoto 5These girls!lb_markhawkinsphoto 23Just before walking down the aisle…lb_markhawkinsphoto 6lb_markhawkinsphoto 7lb_markhawkinsphoto 8lb_markhawkinsphoto 9lb_markhawkinsphoto 10lb_markhawkinsphoto 11lb_markhawkinsphoto 12lb_markhawkinsphoto 13Confetti! lb_markhawkinsphoto 14lb_markhawkinsphoto 15Around the golf course…so beautiful! lb_markhawkinsphoto 16lb_markhawkinsphoto 17lb_markhawkinsphoto 18lb_markhawkinsphoto 19lb_markhawkinsphoto 20

markhawkinsphoto_blog_js001So when you plan your wedding for the first weekend of fall in Wisconsin, you probably donot anticipate 90 degree temps.  But, thankfully, we didn’t spend too much time in the sun, and it turned out to be a really wonderful day.  Stephanie and Jared are bursting with tons of joy and are just plain fun, and you can tell that everyone around them just thinks the world of them.  The ceremony was at the beautiful Prince of Peace with a reception at Oneida Country Club.   The staff at Oneida does weddings with perfection, and they are wonderful to work with.  The club looked amazing with wonderful florals and decor by Buds n’ Blooms. It was decked in wedding whites.  So pretty!   Stephanie and Jared entered their dance on a tandem bicyle with Stephanie smiling from ear to ear.  The bicycle was a wedding gift, and she was dying to try it out.  To top off all the goodness, there was a fantastic fireworks display on the course.  Stephanie and Jared and their guests were chilling on the balcony watching the fireworks (smoking cigars actually) when a terrified turkey flies onto the balcony and causes quite a stir.  To see more of that you will have to check out our instastories @markhawkinsphoto instagram today!  These are the stories that you will never forget from your wedding day!

Also, a few more shout outs…thanks to Extreme Entertainment for making it a great party, Monzu for cake and cupcake deliciousness, and Salon 54 for some gorgeous hair and make up.  Now enough talking!  Here are some pictures from the day…


markhawkinsphoto_blog_js003markhawkinsphoto_blog_js004markhawkinsphoto_blog_js005markhawkinsphoto_blog_js006markhawkinsphoto_blog_js007markhawkinsphoto_blog_js008Had to make a quick stop at Titletown for some beverages and great views of the city. sjmhp2 1Love all the gorgeous candlelight and pretty white.  markhawkinsphoto_blog_js009The fall colors were getting started nicely…markhawkinsphoto_blog_js010sjmhp2 2These two are the cutest!  markhawkinsphoto_blog_js012You can tell that these two loved their cake!!  markhawkinsphoto_blog_js013This bridal party!  They were a hoot:) markhawkinsphoto_blog_js014

markhawkinsphoto_blog_js016Riding in style.  Love this start to a first dance! markhawkinsphoto_blog_js015markhawkinsphoto_blog_js017markhawkinsphoto_blog_js018Stephanie and Jared were just enjoying the fireworks and smoking cigars on the balcony.

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ae_markhawkinsphoto 1Andrea and Erik have a sweet story.  Once upon a time, these two went to the same elementary school, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.  They were a grade apart and Andrea changed schools before finishing elementary school.  Fast forward more than a few years, they met while both working at Georgia Pacific.  It didn’t take too long for them to reconnect, and on their wedding day, they were back where they first met at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church saying their vows to each other.  Since work led them to Georgia, a lot of their relationship was in the south.  Peaches were the inspiration for the centerpieces.  Loved the mix of fruit and flowers by Ebb and Flow Flowers.  The reception was a ton of fun with the dance floor hopping at Thornberry Creek Country Club with music by Shaun Anthony Signature Entertainment.  Let me tell you Erik and Andrea can dance!  And Seroogy’s chocolate for dessert!  So delicious!

Enjoy the preview of a wonderful day! ae_markhawkinsphoto 2ae_markhawkinsphoto 4ae_markhawkinsphoto 5ae_markhawkinsphoto 6Loved the fun bubble exit! ae_markhawkinsphoto 7ae_markhawkinsphoto 8How cute are these two!  ae_markhawkinsphoto 9ae_markhawkinsphoto 10ae_markhawkinsphoto 11ae_markhawkinsphoto 12ae_markhawkinsphoto 13ae_markhawkinsphoto 14So many pretty details!  Love the peaches and the sweet quotes!  And thumbs up for Seroogy’s!!  ae_markhawkinsphoto 15ae_markhawkinsphoto 16Some pretty terrific speeches! ae_markhawkinsphoto 17And some awesome dancing with DJ Shaun!  ae_markhawkinsphoto 18ae_markhawkinsphoto 19ae_markhawkinsphoto 20