Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Melissa + Mike

I have been so excited to share this beautiful Brown County wedding with you. Everything about Melissa and Mike's day was absolutely perfect!

The girls and guys got ready in separate cabins at Brown County State Park. I shot this photo of Melissa's gown on the front porch of her cabin. There is something so simple that I love about this image.

The Village Florist provided the gorgeous bouquets.

I loved the ethereal feeling of Melissa's bouquet.

All hand on deck! I always enjoy this part of the day.

Melissa, you are gorgeous! Euphoria Salon did a fantastic job with Melissa's hair.

You really can't go wrong with a Brown County wedding.

Hi, Mike!

This is one of my favorites from the day. It's a real moment and Melissa looks radiant! She had just stepped into the limo and was on her way to the ceremony.

Melissa's mom made the ceremony programs. Aren't they fabulous?

The ceremony took place at the Nature Center Ampitheater and it was one of my favorite ceremony locations to date. Just wait until you see it!

I love everything about this moment.

And this one too.

Melissa's aunt performed the ceremony and it was just perfect.

I told you this place is amazing! Props to Jake for capturing this shot of the ceremony. I love it!

The new Mr. and Mrs.!

Definitely a favorite.

Another favorite!

Love the light peeking through the trees.

Mike couldn't keep his eyes off her.

Meet fierce Melissa. Ha! I love it.

Melissa's veil was to die for. Seriously!

We shot until we ran out of light.

Melissa's aunt who performed the wedding ceremony also grew the dahlias used at the reception. She cut them very early in the morning and drove them to the wedding all the way from Michigan. The flowers were gorgeous and each guest received one. The green was my favorite because I had never seen one that color before. I kept mine alive in its vase on my kitchen window sill for about 2 weeks. Next year I am going to look for green dahlias to plant in our garden. I love them!

What a sweet first dance. Notice the fabulous lanterns in the background? Melissa's brothers hung them from the ceiling on the day of the wedding using a tennis ball and twine contraption.

This photo is pure happiness. Just look at them!

Karen Murray, the aunt of Melissa's good friend, did an amazing job with the cupcakes! I was in awe when I saw them. And, they were delicious!


Melissa and Mike, Jake and I truly enjoyed spending the day with you. We were so thrilled that even though it has been raining nonstop for days, the sky was clear on your wedding day. Everything was perfect and it amazed us to see your entire family come together to make your wedding day possible. Thank you so much for having us capture your day for you!


  1. Very pretty, really love the cupcakes!

  2. Their table numbers are so cute. Gorgeous photos, as always.

  3. I LOVE the ceremony shot of the bride walking down the aisle between the guests.

  4. Great photos, and a gorgeous wedding. Wish we could've made it.