The couple on the blog today has already created such a buzz on our social media accounts + I am not even the slightest bit surprised!! These two are dearly loved by SO many – their relationship, story, + love for one another is truly irresistible + contagious. I am just thrilled to be sharing a glimpse into their wedding day with you!! A magical day that brought together hundreds of people from around the country in celebration + worship.
Zack + Emily met during their undergrad at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, + their friendship is one that turned into a love story. Zack courted Emily for several years as both pursued their degrees, volunteered on campus with several different ministries, + while Emily spent six months overseas serving women in Thailand. At the center of their relationship + who they are is a love for + desire to serve Jesus, + they would want you to know that!! During their ceremony, several of their talented friends sang + played worship songs, + Zack’s youth pastor-now-friend spoke beautiful words about the incredible man that Zack has become + how Emily has only added to that transformation. How together they are unstoppable, FULL of love to GIVE, + seekers of justice with everything in them for those who need it. During their vows, these two promised forever to one another – through the ups + downs, no matter what – and Zack even surprised Emily with a special song that had everyone in tears. It was a powerful + emotional experience, that’s for sure!!
The day ended at the Paoli Mill + Terrace just outside of Madison – a perfect backdrop for Emily’s garden inspired celebration, floral crown + all : ) The lights glistened beneath the white tent, Zack + Emily SERVED their guests ice cream when time came for dessert (who does that on their wedding day?!?), + everyone danced beneath the garden lights + stars late into the night.
What a true HONOR + privilege it is to know these two + to call them friends. Enjoy some of our favorites from their day + may their love + servant hood inspire all who know + witness them!!! We love, love, LOVE you, Z+E!!!!
The colors of this day are my love language ; )
Beautiful gifts for her bridesmaids!!
I LOVE their bands!!!!! So timeless 🙂
Emily’s dress was her “something old” – the bottom satin half from her grandmother’s wedding dress + the top Italian lace portion from her mother’s wedding gown, crafted seamlessly together by the ever talented Monirose-Bespoke Gowns <3
Unreal, Emily – you take my breath away!
The cutest flower girl!!!!
A surprise candy treat for the flower girl for doing such a good job!! : )
Zack surprised Emily with a song for his vows!! There wasn’t a dry eye in the room once he was done <3
SO HAPPY : )
I think he loves her ; ) !!!
Now THAT’S a bridal party!!! Holy cow!!
As you can probably imagine, I am in LOVE with this look!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous girls!!!
That bow!! My favorite!!!
These are their BIG smiles ; )
Brothers : )
I love this English cottage style house!!
Emily’s gorgeous cathedral veil was MADE by one of her grandmothers! : )
Oh, Em <3
Emily absolutely hates wearing shoes, so her wedding day was a barefoot one! : )
The magical garden : )
We are LOVING this food truck trend!!!!
SO sweet I can barely handle it!!!
Thank you, THANK YOU to the wedding day vendors!!!!
Getting Ready Location: Private Residentce | Ceremony Location: Blackhawk Church | Reception Venue: Paoli Mill Terrace + Park | Tent + Tables: Gallagher Tent + Awning | Catering: Good Food, Blowin’ Smoke BBQ, Caracas Empanadas | Coffee: A Just Brew | Day Of Coordinators: Sarah + Amanda Waller | Flowers: Stephanie Sklba | Wedding Gown: Monirose-Bespoke Gowns | Chairs + Curtains: Event Essentials | Plates, Runners, Table Cloths, Chalk Door: Something Borrowed WI | Chalkboard Design: Chalk + Charm | Mobile Bathrooms: Bucky’s Rentals