Jeff + Karli got married at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center on a day that threatened to storm at any moment. The beauty of Schlitz Audubon is that there is the most accommodating and lovely wrap around covered porch that plays host to rainy days such as theirs. We were able to beat the rain with a first look and gorgeously moody portraits prior to the ceremony. Family was truly the epicenter of Jeff + Karli’s big day as they eschewed traditional roles in favor of those who have known and loved them the longest. It is always such a privilege to see a family who loves, laughs, and dances the night away. Just take a look at the dance party that ended the evening, and no one danced harder than the bride and groom.
Kathryn and Vlad’s Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Wedding was out of this world gorgeous. The bride wanted a subtle Tim Burton feel to her wedding day, and made that moody cinematic choice shine with her choice of vendors. The gorgeous floral arrangements were by A Floral Affair, and truly perfected the theme. Of course the bride’s stunning hair and make-up, the location of the ceremony, and the Russian Orthodox priests really rounded out the mise-en-scene. Can we just talk about the outdoor Russian Orthodox ceremony for a minute? Wow! It was hands down my favorite ceremony to witness. The beautiful chants that emanated from two priests as they blessed the rings and the intricate ring exchange made the ceremony feel like it was out of a movie. It was such a joy to be able to capture Vlad and Kathryn’s movie-like wedding.