Sunday, August 19, 2012

Anne & Jeremiah - married!

Anne & Jeremiah know how to have a good time. That's why I feel especially blessed to have celebrated with them twice this summer! You may recognize this fabulous couple if you follow our blog from a wedding party earlier this summer. Such a great group of friends and family.... Anne & Jeremiah are truly blessed. And that's even before you bring them together as a couple... now you've got two groups of incredible support systems and an intense love and respect for one another right in the middle to tie it all together. 
 Anne & Jeremiah from the moment we first met I knew your wedding was going to be an event to remember. At the time though I had no idea just how right my intuition would turn out to be. Beautiful venues, incredible details, heartwarming wedding day gifts, adorable private moments & loving glances, a crazy fun dad and we wrapped it all up with a sunset on the terrace. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday. I hope your wedding day was all that you imagined it would be... and that it's perfection is just the first step towards your next big event together.



Anne you are too cute!


I just love trolley photos. 

Could not share this blog with Anne & Jeremiah without a ring photo. ;)

Favorite. I just love how you can see the LOVE in this photo. ( my heart melts a little)

What was the most memorable part of your day?
Anne: Seeing Jeremiah for the first time at the alter.
Jeremiah: The vows.

What is your funniest memory from your wedding day?
The grand march - Stevie style, complete with red beanies (Steve Zissou).

Any advice you'd share for future couples getting married?
Enjoy the day, it goes by so fast. Spend time with each other rather than worrying about everyone else. It will make the moment last that much longer.

Would you change anything about your day if you could?
Wouldn't change one thing.

What songs did you use for your:
First Dance - Finally Forever, Christ Cornell
Father/Daughter Dance - The Way You Look Tonight, Frank Sinatra
Mother/Son Dance - Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Grand March - Queen Bitch, Davie Bowie (Throwback to the movie Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou!)

Where did you go (or are you going) for your Honeymoon?
Quebec City, Canada

How did you two meet?
College sweethearts - first day freshman year during Ogg Hall dorm move-in.

How long have you been dating?
A LONG TIME! Officially since December 2004.

5 words to describe your bride:
Beautiful, radiant, happy, loving, effervescent.

5 words to describe your groom:
Handsome, humorous, my best friend, thoughtful, generous.

Who were your vendors?
Florist - Daffodil Parker
Cake Baker - Craig's Cakes
DJ or Band - Jukebox Bandstand
Reception Site - Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
Ceremony Site - Luther Memorial Church

Any great vendor experiences to share?
They were all great but I have to highlight Craig's for making that amazing fish groom's cake and Daffodil Parker for their amazing work and ability to customize and allow us to return our vases one week after the wedding.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Abby & Kyle - Married!

I love LOVE... and I love couples who are madly in love. Case in point... Abby & Kyle. The excitement they felt for their wedding day was evident on their faces all day long. They simply could not stop smiling. Absolutely every family member and wedding party attendant had mirrors of Abby & Kyle's smiles on their own faces. It was infectious and oh so heart warming to witness. But the absolute best part of Abby & Kyle's wedding was that we were a part of it. It was such an honor. I told them as I left at the end of the night "I want to be your familys' official photographer for life". I'm sure they thought I was joking :) Truth is when you are surrounded with that much love all day long... you really don't ever want to leave the warmth of it's embrace. All the best in your future together Abby & Kyle... and much LOVE to your incredible families & friends.

These guys caught some serious air!

 See what I mean? A mid service group hug.. just to share the love some more...

Favorite! This group was so up for anything.. even my impromtu wheat field suggestion.

AHHHH! Love these guys!

During Dad's speech he gave Kyle a copy of Abby's favorite book "Pride & Prejudice". What better way to understand someone then to try and learn about the things they love? Simply didn't seem fair to not give Abby some reading material of her own. :)

Another favorite... this sums up their day for me. 

What was the most memorable part of your day?

Instead of having our guests “clink” their glasses to get us to kiss during the reception, we would kiss when they told stories about us. It was great to hear all the fond and funny memories our friends and family had to share.

What is your funniest memory from your wedding day?
Many of the stories people shared during the reception had us laughing. While one friend shared about the time Abby mistook a urinal puck for a bar of soap, Kyle’s mom publically revealed his childhood nickname: “King Kyle Andrew Furry Bundle of Love Joy Precious Thing Grapple Master.”

Any advice you’d share for future couples getting married?
Keep the focus on what’s important: you’re declaring your love and commitment to each other in front of God and everyone you love. The rest of the day is a big party celebrating this fact.

Would you change anything about your day if you could?
Never! Mistakes or no mistakes - it was the day we said “I do,” and that’s all that matters.

What songs did you use for your:
First Dance – “When I Say I Do” by Matthew West
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance - "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

Where did you go (or are you going) for your Honeymoon?
We went to Maui. It was a beautiful first adventure as husband and wife.

How did you two meet?
We met as students at UW Madison through the college-age group at our church, Blackhawk.

How long have you been dating?
We were together a year and a half before getting married.
5 words to describe your bride:
Beautiful, sweet, smart, fun, faithful.
5 words to describe your groom:
Hard-working, intelligent, good-natured, kind, determined.

Who were your Vendors?
Cake BakerGigi’s Cupcakes
Reception SiteNakoma Country Club
Ceremony SiteBlackhawk Church
Any great vendor experiences to share?
All our vendors were wonderful, but those deserving a special shout out would be Blooms, Gigi’s, and Nakoma Country Club.  Our flowers from Blooms were beautifully done and everyone at Blooms was wonderful to work with.  Gigi’s did a great job on our cupcakes and Nakoma was so professional and accommodating.