We are in the midst of crazy fall photography frenzy around here, but we have enjoyed the wonderful fall it has turned out to be. Thankfully, getting out for shoots gets us off the computer and out enjoying the days. What a great fall morning spending time with Alicia and Mike! Mike is hilarious, and Alicia is his perfect balance. Although the two of them are strongly divided on their favorite college team, they definitely agree on their mutual love of the Green Bay Packers! We started at the stadium with some fun save the dates in mind, and then ventured to Barkhausen for some more photos. We are looking forward to an awesome 2018 wedding at Lambeau Field!
Once 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…
This family had so many sentimental touches. Grandma pinned an Irish pin to Laura’s dress that is a special family item. Letter exchanges are perfect…
These girls!Just before walking down the aisle…Confetti! Around the golf course…so beautiful!
What a gorgeous night for an engagement session! Thy sky was decked out in pinks and blues, and the waves were crashing against the shore Lake Michigan shore. Kyle is a fire fighter and works for the town of Cedar Grove so starting the shoot out at the fire station was definitely in order. Elyse is an elementary teacher in Port Washington, and she grew up in the area, but ended up moving out east with her family. Her family moved back many years later, and Elyse and Kyle were lucky to meet through mutual friends and now are planning their wedding day. We got a great tour of Port with views of the church where these two will be getting married visible from all over town.
There is always something pretty cool about stepping into a fire station.
The park in Port is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful views and crazy winds…All around town…
So 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…
Had to make a quick stop at Titletown for some beverages and great views of the city. Love all the gorgeous candlelight and pretty white. The fall colors were getting started nicely…These two are the cutest! You can tell that these two loved their cake!! This bridal party! They were a hoot:)
Riding in style. Love this start to a first dance! Stephanie and Jared were just enjoying the fireworks and smoking cigars on the balcony.
Andrea 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! Loved the fun bubble exit! How cute are these two! So many pretty details! Love the peaches and the sweet quotes! And thumbs up for Seroogy’s!! Some pretty terrific speeches! And some awesome dancing with DJ Shaun!