This wedding blog post is going to be a long one, so sit back, relax, grab some tissues, and wait for all of these photos to load!
Chelli and Kurt were high school sweethearts from my hometown in Wisconsin. I was so happy when they asked me to photograph their Winter wedding! I've known most of Chelli's family for years and I have to say, this is the type of family that anyone would be lucky to be a part of and marry into. I just knew that this event was going to be one for the history books, and I was right!
The couple married in Oshkosh at the historic Grand Opera house. The venue was equal parts unique and gorgeous and the perfect setting for a Country singer and her groom. Chelli's mother passed away a few years ago and to both honor her and represent her presence, you will see an angel atop a tree on the stage where they were married. A heart made out of her favorite shirt was also sewn into the layers of Chelli's dress. I believe that her mother made her presence known in more ways that day when we sent down some miracle snow just in time for photos outside. There was no snow on the ground, and no snow in the forecast, but somehow, as if it were magic, the most beautiful flurries showed up out of nowhere! There was no snow even a town over, from what I hear. Chelli said she had been praying for snow on that day for an entire year and she knew she had her mom to thank for their wedding day miracle.
The character and charm of Oshkosh seemed to be never ending. Every corner we turned, there was another completely unique location for group photos (the odd staircase attached to a brick wall was my favorite).
The party really began at the convention center where the venue was decorated like a winter wonderland with trees and white lights at every turn.
A huge thank you goes out to Sheri from Citybee Studio for 2nd shooting with me on this wedding! I couldn't have done it without her. Here are some of my favorites from Chelli + Kurt's Wisconsin Winter Wedding!
Wedding Venue: Grand Opera House- Oshkosh
Reception Venue: Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center
Brides Dress: Ediths Bridal
Brides Shoes: Davids Bridal
Brides Fur Wrap: Etsy
Brides Lace Gloves: Handmade by brides mother that she wore on her wedding day
Brides Hair & Makeup: Salon Mode
Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Salon Mode
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ediths Bridal
Bridesmaids Fur Wraps: Jo-Ann Fabric - made by my bridesmaid Laura
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Cupcakes: It's a Sweet Life
Flowers: Nancy Uttech's Designs
Wedding Bands: Gysbers Jewelry
Custom Ornaments: Bronner's
Groom's gift to Bride: Husars
Brides gift to Groom: Rogers and Hollands
Videographer: Langley Videography
Reception Decorations: Fleur Couture
Photobooth: Belle Immagini Photo Booth