Amanda + Tyler // Boho Porcupine Mountains Wedding // Ontonagon, MI

Howling ghosts they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you're a king and I'm a lionheart.
And as the world comes to an end
I'll be here to hold your hand
'Cause you're my king and I'm your lionheart

Amanda and Tyler got hitched on a gorgeous spring day surrounded by their closest friends and family. They love hiking and camping so obviously the Porcupine Mountains made the perfect location. And they’re huuuuge Star Wars fans (what up what up fellow nerds!!!) so it’s pretty convenient that they will get to celebrate their anniversary on May the Fourth for the rest of their lives. This wedding seriously had everything good. Star Wars, donuts, gorgeous decor, tacos (Did you hear me?! TACOS!), best dressed wedding party, light sabers, a cozy fire at the end of the night, and laid back vibes. Take notes guys. THIS is how you do a wedding.

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Who doesn’t want to ride a ski lift to a ceremony overlooking Lake Superior???

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Listen up future brides… if you need someone to help you style your day Amanda’s got it doooown. Also my mom makes an insane cake. Check out these details.

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I love a girl who can smoke a cigar.

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Amanda and Tyler’s day was so laid back and the timeline gave us lots of time for portraits which means we got a ton of badass pictures. It also helped that these guys were dressed to the nines and couldn’t stop dancing and laughing with each other the whole time.

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Amanda put together the most gorgeous day ever with the help of her wedding party and family. I have to give a shoutout to all the amazing vendors she used.

Venue: Porcupine Mountain Ski Chalet - Ontonagon, MI
Bride’s Dress: Saldana Vintage
Groom’s Suit: Macy’s
Hair: Julie Roe at Desinglines Salon and Spa
Flowers/Bouquets: Wisconsin Rapids Floral
Boutonnieres: Westerwisp
Makeup: Laura Nelson at Glow Aesthetics
Cake/Cupcakes: Cake by Pamela Jean
Tacos: Chef’s Kitchen
Beverages: Richard’s Liquor
Donuts/Cookies/Brownies: Kwik Trip (Hell yes!)

Maija + John // Backyard Wedding // Vesper Wisconsin

Maija and John are just good freaking people. They're the kind of people who honestly deserve happiness. They are funny and family oriented and from the moment you meet them they feel like your oldest friends. I'm obsessed with them. Whatever. I said it.
Maija and John balance each other out so well it's hard to believe there was ever a time when they weren't together. They are best buds who love traveling, seeing live music, and drinking beer. So yeah, they're my kind of people and I knew their wedding was gonna be pretty damn amazing. Honestly I would have been pissed if they had let someone else photograph it ;)

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Prep pictures are always some of my favorites. I love watching my couples hang out with their closest people. The excitement is contagious. 

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I had to climb onto the window ledge in my socks to hang Maija's dress up... totally worth it.

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Maija and John met at Jennings, so obviously they had to have their first look behind the bar. I 100% support this decision. 

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Weddings are.stressfuuul. Plain and simple. But the moment Maija saw John she went from anxious to totally and completely relaxed. That's why first looks are the best.

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This wedding party though!!! I already told Maija that I want her and John to have a party with their girls and guys so I can hang out with them again.

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Maija and John whispering and laughing during their ceremony!! I'm NOT crying!

I already said this but weddings are stressful. So I'm totally fine with breaking for drinks.

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I love seeing backyards get transformed into pure magic. All the greenery and cake on every table. Yup. It was gooooood.

I don't mean to brag, but my mom made those cakes. And those sugar flowers. If you want the most gorgeous and most delicious cakes. Pam is your lady!

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I hound all my couples to sneak away from the reception so we can take more awesome pictures. And obviously so they can make out.

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I only spent approximately 15 minutes off of the dance floor. Because these are the most fun photos and I like to party.

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YMCA Camp Alexander Outdoor Wedding // Allicen + Zeb // Wisconsin Rapids

Brace yourself. You're about to be bombarded with the sweetest dog moments and the most gorgeous bride + groom portraits ever.
I couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off my wedding season. From our first meeting I knew this was gonna be a good one. Allicen and Zeb are two of the sweetest, most laid back people you'll ever meet. They made me and Hannah feel welcome all.day.long. I love couples that are partners and team mates. These two hunt and fish together and raise their pups and genuinely just have the best time with each other and their group of friends.
Now if you're in Wisconsin you know that we got hit with snowpocalypse about three weeks before this wedding. So I was a little nervous. But Wisconsin pulled out all the stops and gave me one of my favorite kind of days. Overcast and not too hot not too cold and some light rain in the evening. Not only that but Camp Alexander is my favorite venue in Wisconsin Rapids. It's gorgeous and right on the water and feels super laid back and cozy. So it was perfect for Allicen and Zeb. Everyone had a beer in their hand and dinner included the most bomb mac n cheese and the dance floor was insaaane (I might have done a knee slide because BSB was playing... whoops.). It basically felt like a very romantic, legit, grown up version of the last night at summer camp. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else but it's the only way I can describe it.

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I fully support anyone who forces their dogs to wear wedding attire.

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These pictures of Karoo watching Allicen are hands down my favorite "getting into the dress" photos I have ever taken.

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I'm sorry guys but Lou stole the show during the ceremony. Like best groomsdog. He's so proud it makes my heart hurt!

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I honestly didn't even realize we took this many portraits... I just went nuts. Proof that Allicen and Zeb must like me a little bit or they're just the most accommodating and sweet people around. 

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Ok. Just another thing that made me cry... May 12th also happens to be Zeb's parent's anniversary. They celebrated 34 years of marriage and Allicen and Zeb surprised them with a special dance and their own cake to cut. 

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My feet hurt for about a week after this wedding. I am so so insanely grateful that these guys let me be a part of their day. And not only that but they, their families, and their friends made me feel so welcome and handed me drinks and food and danced the night away with me. I couldn't love this crew anymore. Zeb and Allicen - You two are the real deal. And I'm sorry but I expect you to call me up everytime you're back in Nekoosa. Take care of each other xoxo