Many congratulations to Heather and Kevin who were married this last weekend!! The weather was perfect, the bride was beautiful, the groom handsome, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were ready to celebrate :) Brenton and I were happy to be a part of your big day and celebrate with familiar faces. Enjoy a few highlights from their gorgeous wedding!
The groomsmen also got ready at the Ironworks Hotel in Beloit, WI. They enjoyed some time outside by the new patio with fire pit. Brenton and I both love the new lounge area behind the hotel as it overlooks the river. We will definitely be going back soon to enjoy some time by the fire.
Heather and Kevin had a moment together for a no-look first look in the lobby of the Ironworks hotel. You can see all the anticipation of the day. It also gave Heather a chance to check out how all of the decorations for the reception were coming together. It is a moment that is nice to have---being with Kevin without seeing him. Then the bonus of seeing all the months of planning coming to life in the reception area. You plan a lot of individual elements---and now finally get to see it all come together.
Heather and Kevin had a Black Hummer Limousine from AAA Quality Limousines transport the wedding that day. It was classy, roomie and the driver was helpful and polite.
The wedding ceremony was held at First Congregational Church in Beloit, WI. I love the huge pipe organ, and that the balcony was accessible for pictures.
The bride and groom had a grand bubble exit with all their family and friends to start their wedding celebration. I love that the bride and groom left in the limousine for a few private moments just for them after the ceremony. There is so much that goes on during a wedding day. So many people who are pulling you in every direction, a million questions asked, and thousands of pictures. The day can be a blur. It is so nice to take a few minutes to breath---to soak it in--put it to memory and just be in the moment.
We went over to the Beloit College Campus for group pictures.
We broke away from the full wedding party for a few pictures with just the newlyweds as well. We couldn't have asked for weather---and how gorgeous are these two?
Back into the Hummer :) Champaign and partying commence
Entering the reception at the Ironworks Hotel. The cake was made by By the Dozen Bakery. It was beautiful and delicious.
First dances with music and uplighting by Crossfade Entertainment. The father daughter dance was an EPIC mix of slow and fast dances that had the crowd on its feet and Heather's mom in tears of joy.
The mother son dace had the groomsmen on their feet as well as they sang along to Dolly Parton - I will Always Love You :) It was great.
The night was filled with dancing and fun. The bouquet toss is always fun, as is the garter toss. The bride and groom kept everyone laughing as they played "the shoe game."
Congratulations again Heather and Kevin :) May your years be filled with happiness and love. Thank you for choosing Brenton and I to be a part of your special day. Many more pictures to come!! soon soon :)