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Fun, romantic, rustic, and filled with DIY elements! Melissa & Brandon planned a wedding that not only fit their style, but also shared so much of who they are with every guest who brought joy to their wedding day. A sweets table, the most creatively flavored cupcakes we’ve ever heard of (cardamom vanilla with honey buttercream – yum!!), and adorably named signature drinks were there to make sure that their guests were well taken care of and enjoying their celebration. Melissa & Brandon’s passion for music also played a huge roll in personalizing their wedding from beginning to end with friends performing their ceremony music, a live swing band drawing their guests onto the dance floor, a rendition of the classic German Oktoberfest song “Ein Prosit”, and a surprise performance by Brandon & his gentlemen for his beautiful bride!! You might remember the beer they worked into their engagement session last fall, so it was only fitting that they incorporate this element into their wedding day as well :)

After a cozy ceremony inside the Rothschild Pavilion, we were blessed with a gorgeous afternoon and enjoyed photographing Melissa & Brandon surrounded by the ones they love. As a couple they are thoughtful & genuine, and being around them made us feel both completely at ease and ready for FUN! We consider ourselves very lucky to have been chosen to document their wedding day! Melissa & Brandon just returned home from a two-week honeymoon in Italy (jealous!) and we are bursting with excitement for them to relive all of the wedding day moments that we captured on film!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645 and Pentax 67 on Portra 400, Tri-X 400, and Delta 3200.

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Elizabeth & Chad planned the wedding of a lifetime. With a rustic vintage theme, they thoughtfully planned every element of their DIY wedding. From countless window panes and doors to their family’s barn boards and milk bottles from the bride’s Dad’s personal collection, it’s clear that their wedding was a labor of love that came together seamlessly! They chose the Rothschild Pavilion as their canvas and splashed it with hues of orange & green, endless amazing appetizers from the Back When Cafe, and plenty of wine & cheese for their guests to enjoy all night long! Not to mention, gorgeous florals by Design Lab.

Being a part of this day was such a privilege and an absolute BLAST! Elizabeth & Chad have such a fun relationship and we immediately felt like we were photographing friends. Surrounded by nearly 300 of their friends & family, they were completely beaming all day long!!

Thank you so much for inviting us into your celebration, Elizabeth & Chad! We know the two of you have a lifetime of laughter, love, and fun ahead of you.

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Film: Portra 400, Tri-X 400, Cinestill 800, and Delta 3200 / Cameras: Contax 645, Pentax 67, Nikon F100 and Nikkormat 35mm

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It was no surprise (though we were ridiculously excited!!) when Jackie & Brandon told us that they had reserved Camp Randall and carved an hour out of their wedding day for us to photograph them right on the field! Being that they are giant Badger fans, this really couldn’t have been more perfect. :) After a lovely ceremony filled with special moments with their adorable daughter, Mac, we enjoyed every minute of our time spent running around in the Stadium. Brandon had just gifted all of his groomsmen Air Jordans, and that too felt like a perfect match for Camp Randall ;) Meanwhile, the ladies were an absolute blast and their teal dresses were a stunning backdrop for some seriously gorgeous bouquets made by Daffodil Parker!

As a couple, Jackie & Brandon are FUN and they love to laugh. When it was time for the new Mr & Mrs to make a grand entrance into their reception at Union South, every one of their guests lit up as they came in dancing with their hands in the air!! That energy held all night long  and their dance floor was packed from the first song all the way until (we imagine) the end of the night!

Being a part of Jackie & Brandon’s wedding holds a special place in our hearts because not only are they friends, but Jackie & I (Kelsy) spent years living together as roommates during college. SO happy for these two!!! Hooray for an awesome new family! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Film: Portra 400, Tri-X 400 and Delta 3200 / Cameras: Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Nikkormat 35mm

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Immediately following an intimate ceremony at the charming Madison Club, we witnessed one of the most powerful and emotional moments in all of our wedding photography days. After exchanging the sweetest handwritten vows (that brought their closest friends & family to tears!), Amanda & Nick recessed out arm-in-arm as husband & wife. The moment they stepped out of the ceremony room, their arms immediately flew around one another with tearful eyes, as if the gravity of what had just happened really hit them. Everyone who witnessed this moment was easily overcome with goosebumps!

Guests were welcomed into cocktail hour with his & her signature drinks and traditional Italian cookies (a must-have at all Trentadue weddings!) while the evening sunlight poured into their joy-filled room. Below, a romantic & timeless reception space awaited! Every table was dressed with gold, blush & pink blooms styled to perfection by Daffodil Parker, all adorned with the warmth of candlelight! It was absolutely breathtaking!

Amanda & Nick and all of their guests were blessed with a gorgeous spring Wisconsin day! At the end of the night we asked Amanda how she thought her wedding day went and, after a short pause, all she could say was, Everything was perfect.

The very next day these two were swept away to Paris! We can only imagine the two of them roaming the streets as newlyweds (and can’t believe they forgot to take us!) ;) Cheers to a beautiful wedding celebration and this amazing couple!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Erin & Kevin’s wedding day was perfectly tailored to their personalities – welcoming & fun with the perfect amount of vintage & vibrant! From the hand-sewn cloth napkins that Kevin’s sister spent hours creating & an adorable cake made by one of Erin’s bridesmaids to the farmer’s market-inspired floral design by a family friend, you could feel the love and thought that went into each part of Erin & Kevin’s wedding celebration. They dreamed of an outdoor garden wedding and, at Willow Springs surrounded by barns & corn fields, and they got just that! Except, Mother Nature brought an unexpected element to their wedding day: Rain! Down-pouring rain! And how did they handle it? They smiled, made eye contact that spoke volumes across the room, and said their “I do’s” huddled under umbrellas outside with their closest family & friends! We would be willing to bet that not a single guest will ever forget Erin & Kevin’s ceremony – it was truly one of the most memorable wedding moments we have ever been a part of! Everyone endured the rain and focused on Erin & Kevin as they promised their lives to one another, and moments later they were blessed with the most defined and beautiful DOUBLE rainbow we have ever captured! SO romantic! We’ve come to love photographing rain on wedding days. It has a way of bringing everyone even closer together and, at Erin & Kevin’s wedding, the rain left behind an abundance of energy that their guests couldn’t wait to use up on the dance floor!! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Erin & Kevin’s wedding was published in the Fall/Winter 2013 edition of Wisconsin Bride Magazine!!

Rather than an engagement session, these two invited us to Chicago for a just married session a few weeks after their wedding! We had so much fun photographing them as Mr & Mrs against the Chicago skyline :)

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