Kala and Kurt’s Wausau Wedding

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!Wedding-1

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Katy and Colin’s Riverwest Wedding

Let me introduce you to the coolest wedding that I have had the pleasure of photographing.  Katy and Colin planned their wedding in 2 months.  Yes, you read that right.  Two.  Whole.  Months.  You see, this was more than a wedding, this was a good-bye party.  San Diego was calling their name and while they packed and prepared to move they also planned their wedding.  What a wedding it was!  They held their wedding and reception at the Polish Falcon Hall in Riverwest (a rad neighborhood in Milwaukee) right down the block from their apartment.  The ceremony was so intimate and thoughtful that I laughed and cried along with Katy, Colin and their guests.  After they said, “I do”, we walked around their favorite places in the neighborhood and nearby Gordon Park for photos of just the two of them.  But, the real party started after the delicious pizza dinner…let’s just say that Katy and Colin’s friends know how to boogie down, and how couldn’t they, with a killer DJ and two live Rock ‘n Roll bands!?  Oh, yeah.  This wedding was, as the Polish say, chłodny.

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