In the past week, we shot our last wedding of 2014 + our FIRST wedding of 2015!! Things are off to a really good start over here … and we could NOT be more excited!! Gosh, the Lord keeps surprising us with so many incredible opportunities + couples, + while I know I’ve said it at least a million times by now, we ARE the luckiest!!! The couple on the blog today, Matthew + Katelyn, are nothing short of one of these God-sent blessings!!
In getting to know these two over the past several months, we have been encouraged, challenged (in a good way!! I’ll explain more in a minute), + thankful. You see, M+K, they exude Christ’s love. The way they so tenderly, lovingly treat one another exemplifies the kind of love God has for us, as well as the type of relationship He wants us to be in with one another!! And in seeing that in these two, we have been challenged. Challenged to slow down + really soak in the moment. Challenged to be okay with vocalizing + expressing your feelings + emotions. Challenged to be aware of our focus + life’s ultimate perspectives. We are SO thankful God blesses AND challenges us by putting people like Matthew + Katelyn into our lives!!!
It snowed the night before their wedding + everyone was overjoyed (because despite cold temperatures, we didn’t have a lot of snow + things were looking a little dreary!!) But I heard Matthew whisper to Katelyn that the ‘Big Guy’ had been listening to his prayers, + we found ourselves taking pictures in the most magical winter wonderland : )
M+K’s day was intimate, romantic, + all about surrounding themselves with those they love most–family. They said “I Do” as the sun was setting outside + the fireplace glowed behind them. Then everyone enjoyed a delightful meal together amidst burning candles, elegant floral centerpieces + of course, lots of stories + happy tears : ) It was an incredible affair.
Matthew + Katelyn, thank you for your friendship + love!! We could not have imagined starting our 2015 wedding season with anyone else!! We are SO excited for all that God has in store for you two in the upcoming years + decades you have together : ) So much love to you both!!!
I LOVED Katelyn’s classic details!!!
They are the sweetest!!!
Love this angle of Caleb’s!!!
A favorite!!! Their joy is RADIATING!!!
So good you guys!! I love this!!
Umm .. can you say GORGEOUS!?!
The flowers were to die for!! Fleur Couture did an amazing job!!
Gahhh, you two!!!
Time to get MARRIED!!!!!
I’d say they’re just a little bit excited to married ; ) !!!!
One of my favorite daddy-daughter dance shots to date <3
I love this moment too : )
Time to celebrate!!
It’s a tradition in Katelyn’s family to form a circle around the bride + groom while singing ‘Piano Man’ during the reception … and I loved it so much, I might just need to make it a tradition in my own family!!
That shot on the bottom right just makes my heart melt!!!
And I LOVE this one of Katelyn’s dad + grandma!!
Congratulations to the St. Peters!!!!!
As always, a big round of applause for M+K’s vendors!!!
Ceremony + Reception Venue | University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center
Florist | Fleur Couture Jen
Cake Artist | Tamara’s the Cake Guru
DJ | Matt’s DJ Service
Wedding Dress | David’s Bridal
Menswear | The Black Tux