Remember the long sun soaked days, green trees, flowers in bloom, and soft warm breezes that September graced us with? Well, there is no better way to ward off that bitter cold Wisconsin fall air then by looking at these warm and inviting images from Bill and Maureen’s summer wedding. The highlight reel of this wedding is quite long and varied, but my absolute favorite moment to photograph was their perfectly timed wedding ceremony. The sun was setting on the other side of the Milwaukee River as these two lovebirds exchanged vows under a lace arbor (exquisitely designed by Stems Cut Flowers). Quite honestly, I could go on gushing all day about this easy breezy warm weather wedding, but I’ll let the photography do the talking.
Backyard weddings make my heart sing a little happy song – I mean what style of wedding is more intimate and cozy than that? The day Kurt and Kala got married the weather threatened to drench their outdoor wedding, but the sun was determined to shine between the fits of rain. With mother nature on our side a first look happened within a family of pine trees, friends and family joined in the most beautiful of wedding ceremonies, toasts were made, the cake was cut, and dances danced. Kurt and Kala’s son held a special role as the “cutest man” and he walked his father down the aisle as they waited for Kala to join them. They shared their handwritten vows beside crisscrossed bunting as the clouds parted just enough to let the sun shine upon their marriage. I’m a sucker for details and this wedding had an overabundance of them all perfectly placed around their backyard venue. They had mismatched vases full of flowers, handmade hearts and wreaths constructed from the pages of books, and even a family of birds in a nest that topped the homemade cake. Take a look and see for yourself!