Remember that one time I shot a wedding in Menomonie that was everything I’ve ever dreamed of? That was this wedding. If I could wake up each morning and shoot this wedding over and over again ala Groundhog Day, I would. Their day was visually stunning, but do you know the real reason this wedding filled my heart? Broken record alert: their entire wedding day centered on the people they love and thoughtful details that actually related to things they love together.
C+W had their wedding at Emerald Ridge Weddings in Menomonie. You guys. Beautiful. There are so many reasons to love this venue, but the people are number one for me. Teresa + Bruce care about their couples in the same way that I do; you are damn near family in our eyes. Added bonus? One of the ceremony/reception sites includes the adorable little house with hunting decor to get ready in AND sleep 18 of your closest friends on your wedding night plus RV hookups behind the barn. Both of their sites include the ability for your guests to camp making this venue perfect for all of your adventurous wedding guests.
Things I am still in awe of from their celebration: Their escort cards reflect their mutual love of sewing. Courtney made her wedding dress. The handmade cocktail mixers. Friends of the couple brewed the beer that was served. Will stepping behind the bar to serve beverages to his guests so that his bartenders could eat dinner. The fun photobooth that Will put together. Their DJ. All of the origami (that cake topper tho!!) made by Will’s mother. They were married by their friend. Courtney + Will chose their brothers to stand up with them during the ceremony, but included all of their besties in the portraits before the ceremony. I got to recreate their parents wedding photos. I got to shoot a roll of 220. Guests got to take the herbs from the centerpieces home. When the cake fell over, we laughed. They spent their wedding night in a tent decorated by their friends, complete with a wedding photo on a nightstand from their own wedding the previous week. Everyone that gathered to celebrate Courtney + Will were level amaze. Their collection has so many beautiful candids because everyone was invested in their wedding day. Pink paper hearts for days!
Yay, Courtney + Will!
High fives and adventurous hearts,
// the vendor details
venue // emerald ridge outdoor weddings
floral designer // jennifer joyce designs
dress // made by the bride