For real, this wedding was full of happy tears and heaps of laughter.
I don't know what Maria + Cole's guests were expecting... but they definitely attended a wedding to remember.
Maria + Cole were planning on being married outside... however the fall weather of Wisconsin threw them a curveball. Thankfully Maria's parents had a greenhouse that was able to be cleared out and fit EVERYONE! It was cozy and the air was charged with excitement. Just before the ceremony, the bus that was bringing the guests from the hotel happened to get stuck in the long driveway. A tractor, chainsaw, and machete were brought out to break the bus free! I do have to say that was a "first" for Lee and me in our decade of shooting as a team! Despite the several setbacks, the ceremony began and the happy tears flowed. Weddings, where couples have to overcome a lot, are definitely memorable!
If you're reading this and think I used too many exclamation points... I'm okay with that. I meant everyone one of them! ;)
(SIDE NOTE: Maria's family's home is on Airbnb - it's beautiful!! Click HERE to see it!)
To Cole + Maria:
Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your day. Lee and I were so blessed by the celebration and how kept to all the things that were important to you. Watching the dynamics of all your guests was such a treat! Your authenticity and vivacity for your friends and family are inspiring!
Until next time...
Ann (+ Lee)