I was so honored to be present and document this intimate wedding over Thanksgiving weekend. Cary and Stacie gathered with four generations of family to celebrate together with a simple evening ceremony and dinner at Nico Osteria's elegant private event space. Here are a few of my favorite moments from their night.
A 90% forecast of rain was no match for this adorable bride and groom, who dodged raindrops — and yes, even area tornado warnings! — on their wedding day. And dodge raindrops they did, so very gracefully, just as if it was all part of the plan. A few light sprinkles added to the cozy feeling of the day, and Kari and Tyler’s easy-going personalities and all-around relaxed way made for a lovely day with family and friends.
There were so many sweet and surprising moments from their wedding and reception, but my favorite part of their day had to have been hitching a free ride on the Merrimac Ferry to get from their ceremony in Lodi, Wisconsin to their reception at Devil’s Head Resort. The skies cleared for a brief minute while we crossed the picturesque Wisconsin River, but not before the newlyweds and wedding party had time to enjoy waffle cones at The Merrimac Scoop. Pure joy!
Special thanks to my second photographer, Janae of Westrum Photographs, for being a fantastic help throughout the day. A complete vendor listing can be found at the bottom of this post.
And thank you, Kari + Tyler, for choosing me to document your wedding day. I wish you nothing but happiness and sunshine as you venture into your new life together! | Sheri
Ceremony: Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish | Lodi, WI
Reception + Catering: Devil's Head Resort | Merrimac, WI
Second Photographer: Westrum Photographs
Videographer: Aaron Legg | Chicago, IL
Cake: Carl's Cakes | Sun Prairie, WI
Bride's Dress: Marie Gabriel Couture | Indianapolis, IN
Alterations: The Tailored Fit | Bloomington, IN
Bridesmaids' Dresses: dessy.com
Tuxedos: A&M Bridal Boutique | Platteville, WI
DJ: Mark Dietzel
Florist: Nancy's Florals | Lodi, Wi
Hairstylist: Balayage by Billie
Waffle Cones: The Merrimac Scoop : )
I loved meeting this family and spending time with them in and around their home, documenting some favorite, simple ways that they play and live together. Whenever I photograph families, and children in particular, I am always looking for what is genuine. It could be a smile at the camera, a laugh, a certain gesture, or a quiet "just right" moment. Here are a few of my favorites from their recent documentary family photography session.