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Joe & Brenna | A Navy Nature-Inspired Wedding at Vermont Lutheran Church & Park Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.

September 26, 2016

If you’re reading this + you’re from Wisconsin, you already know that our state had a crazy week last week of record rainfall + thunderstorms!! I have never experienced SO many torrential downpours + serious lightning storms so many days in a row — it was crazy!! Because last week was Joe + Brenna’s wedding week, you can guess that they (or should I say, Joe 😉 hehe!) was really worried about the weather!! I think that he just wanted the day to be perfect for his bride + their wedding party : ) Well, Joe, you know that the worry was for nothing .. which I know I can make fun of you for now because you guys had a DRY day!! (Also, I was worrying, too, so I can’t completely call him out on this one!) ha! We had a cool, overcast fall day for Joe + Brenna’s wedding + everyone couldn’t have been happier!!

The day was a beautifully classic + traditional wedding day, which Joe + Brenna envisioned for themselves + pulled off perfectly! There were subtle touches to Joe’s ties to the outdoors, with birch trees on the invitations, woodsy florals, + birch-inspired reception decor on all of the tables, made by the bride + groom themselves!! Brenna hasn’t always been an outdoors-woman, but it was so sweet to hear during speeches how her relationship with Joe introduced her to something new + how she embraced it for him … for example, ice fishing now looks like Joe doing the fishing + Brenna reading a book by the small fire right beside him : ) They are SO sweet + just such a perfect match + example of selfless love.

Joe + Brenna are also very warm + inclusive people, + their entire day was centered around family + friends. We had so much fun spending time with their bridal party throughout they day + getting to know them + their relationships with Joe + Brenna a bit better! I know for a fact that Joe didn’t stop smiling the ENTIRE day (except when I had the groomsmen do a “serious” pose ; ) hehe!) + he was just SO happy + excited to finally be marrying his best friend. Currently, these two are driving out to the Smoky Mountains for a honeymoon of relaxation + time outdoors, enjoying the grandeur their destination will provide them! : ) Enjoy some of our favorite moments + photos from Joe + Brenna’s day — CONGRATULATIONS one last time to one of the kindest couples we have ever had the privilege of working with!!

SO handsome, Joe!!!!

I love them : )

A favorite!!

Brenna!! That SMILE!! : )

Love this one of the girls!!

Oh, I LOVE this!! That wall … the trees, the pop of in the bouquet!! So good!!

Okay, last favorite :P!! They are just so sweet!!

I love this moment — Joe + Brenna did a intimate champagne toast with just their close friends + bridal party : )

We headed back downtown for Joe + Brenna’s reception … and had a couple more minutes for some additional portraits at the Capitol!! I love these!!

May you two forever laugh + dance like this!!!

A big shout out to Joe + Brenna’s wedding day team!

Ceremony Location: Vermont Lutheran Church | Reception Venue: Inn on the Park | Florist: Sunborn | Cake Artist: Honey Bee Bakery | DJ: Your Mix Entertainment | Hair + Makeup Artist: Alice Ezrow at Midwest Beauty House | Wedding Dress Shop: Vera’s House of Bridals | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Menswear: Jos. A. Bank

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  1. Nancy Haden Meyer

    September 29th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Brenna and Joe, congratulations on your marriage! May you have many happy years together, full of love and adventure. It looks as if it was an absolutely lovely day. Nancy Haden Meyer

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