Though currently living in beautiful Colorado, Justin and Sarah decided to exchange vows back in their home state of WI where it all began. (My favorite cheese state in case you were wondering.) They got ready in the morning where they were most comfortable - in their parents homes. Choosing not to do a first look, they instead swapped gifts and love notes in the morning. Seeing the joy on each of their faces as they read the hand written letters totally heightened the excitement for seeing each other at the upcoming ceremony.
Being Fall in October meant it was a bit chillier, but thankfully the sun shined down and the snow stayed away. They wed in the St. Mary of the Angels, an old Polish church and danced the night away later at the Greenbay Botanical Gardens.
The night before the wedding was the first time I saw the two of them in person, together. Immediately I noticed how Justin's eyes lit up when Sarah walked into the room and the huge smile that returned from her face. Ohmygoodness and then the day of the wedding when he first saw his bride... priceless! Those moments always give me the chills (sometimes a watery eye or two), as you can just feel the immense love between two humans. The best. Love my job.
Alright, enough of me being a pile of mush and on to their wedding day story....
Photography: Janelle Elaine Photography
Second Shooter: Natalie Larson
Videography: Simply Love Films
Ceremony: St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church
Reception: Greenbay Botanical Garden
Cake: Cupcake Couture
Band/DJ: Elite Music Services
Dress & Store: Pronovias, The Bridal Collection
Makeup: Natalie Lasecki-Fischer
Hair: Christine Christian