To begin this most wonderful wedding post, I have to quick share the story of how I first met Laura + Brendon, our lovely couple : ) One of Laura’s co-workers is an acquaintance of mine from college + actually got Laura + Brendon an engagement session with me for their engagement present!! Nice gift, right?!?! Hence, I met L + B at the terrace last August for their engagement session + little did I know, they would end up booking me to shoot their wedding because we just had such a great time together!! Our relationship was fate : )
Fast forward to this past week … it rained literally every single day. It was absolutely gloomy, cold, + depressing for seven days straight. Of course, I was checking the weather compulsively for Saturday’s forecast—and it wasn’t supposed to rain!! Thank goodness the weatherman was right! We had partly cloudy skies + temperatures in the 60s. Let’s just say, everyone was in great spirits : ) The day could not have been more perfect for a spring wedding here in Wisconsin.
The ceremony took place at a beautiful Catholic church in Middleton, WI, that was lined from floor to ceiling with the most gorgeous stained glass windows. The bridal party, with their blue + orange tones, fit right in with the colors of the church!! After the ceremony, we headed to a small town nearby to take some shots at a cool old building downtown + then at a park that had a lookout point spanning the rolling hills of the countryside : ) We ended the night at a hotel on Madison’s west side, where delicious cake + dancing ensued : )
Laura + Brendon, we LOVED spending the day with you guys–THANK YOU for choosing us to be such a special part of your celebration!! We wish you the best in your marriage + life together from here on out!! Many, many blessings, you two!!!! -M+C
Caleb got this shot of the stained glass reflected in the water basin at the front of the church. Amazing!!
When Caleb + I were reflecting on the day, we both commented on how the demeanor of both Brendon + Laura completely changed following the ceremony–from TOTALLY nervous beforehand to EXUDING joy + happiness afterwards; it was pretty precious : )
Ooooh I just LOVE this, Laura!!!
There may have been lots of tears immediately following this moment : ) They blamed me for it!! Haha!
Daddy daughter <3
There’s that joy I was talking about!!!
One of my favorites : )
Aaaaand, this is how the bridal party traveled … in style ; )
What a good-looking group!!
Some favorites both above + below!!!
Laura made the cake topper herself : )
… and they danced the night away : )
Ceremony: St. Bernard Catholic Church, Middleton, Wisconsin
Reception: Hilton Garden Inn West, Middleton, Wisconsin
Florals: Hy-Vee West Floral Department
Entertainment: Senn Alan Band
Cake: Craig’s Cakes
Dress: Moments to Cherish
Bridesmaids: Moments to Cherish
Hair: Kari Hillebrand
Make-up: Kristin Schwarz