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John & Kayley | A Lavender Inspired Wedding at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ & Granite Peak Sundance Chalet in Wausau, Wisconsin.

September 14, 2016

The wedding on the blog today was a really fun + special celebration for us — I am so excited to share it with you! The beautiful bride, Kayley, is best friends with Caleb’s sister, Tori (did you get all that?!?!), and so growing up, Caleb spent a lot of time with Kayley! She was always over at their house + truly became like another little sister to him : ) My heart melted a little when he told me that photographing the day felt a bit like photographing family : ) I definitely agree with him — we felt so loved + cared for + connected throughout they day, which always makes a wedding day even that much more fun than it already is!!

I’m pretty sure I met Kayley the very first time I visited Caleb’s family. Her + Tori + a bunch of their friends came barreling in the house, chatting a mile a minute … laughing, joking around … and gosh, I remember being so nervous! Would they like me?! We laugh about that first interaction now, but those girls actually made me feel SO welcome the minute we started talking + getting to know one another better. And that’s one of the (many) beautiful things about Kayley — her heart. She is one of the kindest + most thoughtful, loyal, generous, + genuine people you will ever meet. She makes you feel so at ease AND is so good at making you feel loved + cared for. These qualities make her so great at what she does, serving others in the medical field, + I have no doubt they will also make her an incredible wife.

Pairing with Kayley so well, John is more reserved than she is (except for his voice — he can literally yell SO loud when you need to get someone’s attention!! I might have utilized this a couple of times on their day …), he is kind-hearted, always looking out for the best interests of others, goofy, + can always make Kayley laugh. He loves his bride so much — it’s undeniable — and something that I noticed right away in how he treated her at their engagement session. He is courteous, respectful, + a gentleman. I hope you don’t get mad at me for writing this, John, but when he saw Kayley for the first time on their wedding day, he just turned to a ball of mush on the inside — I could see it right before my eyes! And it was so sweet + beautiful. We are over-the-moon happy + excited for these two amazing people as they begin their new legacy together — one that will undoubtedly love, give, + serve others for as long as they live. CHEERS to the brand new Baumanns!!!

I just LOVE this color combo!!

Oh, Kayley — such a vision, you were <3 Love you dearly, sweet friend + BRIDE!!!

They are the sweetest : )

Love love love!!!!!

A bit obsessed with the charm of this next location!! : )

Such a good-looking + FUN group!!!

Time to get these two married!! : )

And THIS is what it looks like when it’s completely sunny outside + then unexpectedly starts to DOWNPOUR!!! You have to quick get a shot to document it, of course!! : )

The YUMMIEST treats from 2510 Restaurant — I just have to give them a shout out!!

Love Kayley’s parents watching in the background : )

Thank you, thank you to John + Kayley’s wedding day team!

Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ | Reception Location: Granite Peak Sundance Chalet | Florist: Evolutions in Design | Cake Artist: 2510 Bakery | DJ: Mr. K the DJ | Makeup Artist: Verve Salon + Spa, Joyce Bella | Wedding + Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal | Wedding Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini | Menswear: Thelma’s in Wausa


  1. Micki Alsteen

    September 14th, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Such beautiful pictures.
    Such beautiful people

  2. Maison Engel

    September 14th, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you, Micki!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Cheri Hornischer

    September 14th, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple and beautiful celebration. Adam and Michael are so handsome in these pictures, as well. Your description of the bride and groom is perfect. Had so much fun! Thank you, John and Kayley, Bob and Julie and Matt and Lynn, for a perfect day.

  4. Maison Engel

    September 14th, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you so much, Cheri! It was an amazing day 🙂

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