Michele and Alex are the type of people you just feel instantly comfortable with. They are so laid back, open, and fun to be around. During their engagement session, these two had me laughing so much my stomach hurt. Needless to say, I was really looking forward to their May wedding, the first of my 2017 season!
As I look through their photos today, deciding which to share with you, I find it hard to believe these two have already been married for 7 months. And at the same time it feels like these moments happened forever ago. Funny how that happens isn’t it?
The vendors that made their wedding day possible:
Ceremony Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lomira, Wisconsin
Reception Location: Whispering Springs in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Florist: Heartfelt Flowers & Gift Shop in Lomira, Wisconsin
DJ: Matt’s DJ Service in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Bride’s Ring: Nesemann’s Diamond Center in Plymouth, Wisconsin
Bride’s Stylist: Benessere Salon & Spa in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Cake: Alice Ketterer
Second Photographer: Kristel Stephany
Michele had one of the most gorgeous bouquets I photographed all year! The layers of texture and subtle colors…it really needed it’s own photo shoot!
I love when we can sneak in some fun photos of the bridesmaids together and groomsmen hanging out before the ceremony begins!
The stained glass windows are spectacular aren’t they? My favorite feature of this beautiful church.
Living in Wisconsin, many of my clients have families that own and work their family farms…and we all know farmers never get a day off. So to make it easier for Michele’s family to participate in portraits (since they needed to sneak back in between the ceremony and reception for chores), we started at their family farm! It was such a great decision. Everybody was relaxed and having fun! And these photos are going to be so meaningful in part because of the familiar location.
And then we were off to one of my favorite wedding venues – Whispering Spring Golf Course in Fond du Lac – for the rest of the celebration! These kind of candid wedding pictures and relaxed wedding party portraits are my favorites! Nothing too stuffy or overly posed is our goal.
Ahh…the part of the day the bride and groom get to escape from it all and just be alone with each other…
I love this moment I caught of Michele & Alex up on the balcony before their reception started. Every time I see it I wonder what they were talking about up there! It’s a mystery, and I kind of like it that way : ) I’m sure they were feeling excited to get the party started…
I could not have hoped for a more beautiful day and amazing couple to photograph for my FIRST wedding of 2017! And everything came full circle for me this year. Michele & Alex were guests at the LAST wedding I photographed this year, in October!
Besides Alex’s beard, nothing about these two seemed different – they looked just as happy as they day they got married!
All the best Michele & Alex : )