by Andrew Feller
Warning, there are a lot of photos in this post.
Not only were these two a fantastic couple to photograph, because we had such an awesomely scheduled day with more than enough time to capture every detail and all the beautiful energy. A lot of the scheduling was because not only is Shawn a videographer who has covered a number of weddings, his brother, the best man is also a incredibly talented wedding photographer and together they mapped out a perfect schedule.
We started off with some getting ready photos at the hotel in Delavan before heading to the ceremony and reception venue. The guys each got ready in separate rooms because we planned to do a fist look when we all arrived at the Rosewood.
(Side note, if you are considering getting married in WI and want a venue with a beautiful interior, state of the art dance floor, delicious food, and a wonderfully Wisconsin landscape you should check out the Rosewood. Shawn helped design and install literally the coolest video displays I’ve ever seen, and having there wedding there was extra special to them… enough about that, back to the happy couple:)
After the fist look we moved right into the formal photos with the bridal party. This is such a smart way to plan the day. It gives us time to get all the fun posed photos before all the guests arrive, keeps everything moving smoothly, and avoids the awkward break between the ceremony and dinner… unless there is a cocktail hour, guests love cocktail hour.
The ceremony was beautiful. They shared vows they had written themselves, everyone cried at least once and, after some family photos under the gazebo, we move right back inside for dinner, dancing, drinks and laughter.
This last photos is an example of what happens when we go off plan a little bit. The purple sky, the lights shining through the windows - this was a completely unplanned and is one frame that was the highlight of the night for me.
These two are an amazing example of what love is, and it was an honor to capture their day.