I first met Susan and Stephen at their friends wedding (see Christian and Johanna’s blog post here!!) last August where they were attending as guests. Soon after Christian and Johanna’s wedding, they contacted me to photograph their own wedding day! Their wedding was held at the amazingly gorgeous Holy Hill Basilica that is in Wisconsin. I had never heard of this basilica but upon googling it for the first time, I was floored. Apparently, it has about 300,000 visitors each year!! WOW! It reminded me of something like you’d see in France (did anyone else think of Mont Saint Michel??) I could NOT wait until their wedding day…Bring on the pretty churches and amazing couples!!
As I walked into the sanctuary, my mouth flew open with amazement. Everything was so ornately beautiful, the ladies were gleaming with excitement, and the men were as hilarious as ever. Susan looked absolutely stunning as she came down the aisle to meet with her soon to be husband, Steven. After the ceremony ended, we drove to a remote location off the side of the road for some portraits. It could not have been a more perfect location with the basilica in the background. We were even visited by a herd of deer for a few moments!
Their reception was held at the Marriott in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where their dog came to get his picture made with his newly wedded parents 😉 I LOOOOVE when my couples bring their dogs on their wedding day. It just makes me so happy to get to love on pups as well as photograph my couples on one of the best days of their lives! This wedding was truly spectacular and I know you guys are going to love it just as much as I do!
Congratulations Stephen and Susan!! XOXO
Ceremony Venue: Holy Hill Basilica
Reception Venue: Milwaukee Marriott West
Limousine bus: Magical Night Limousine
Pipe & Drape: Cover It With Class
Florist: Mary Lee Hasslinger
Second Photographer: Christine
Dress: Amelishan Bridal
Cake: Joan Oelhafen
Hair Stylist: Katie Kuepper
Makeup Artist: Shannon Michelle