Happy wednesday! i'm so excited to share this flawless wedding at the Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Just a few short months ago i had the pleasure capturing Josh and Marla's engagement photos in Minneapolis Minnesota. I love engagement photo sessions, the first time i usually get to see the couple interact and to hear about their big day, and hear all about their relationship and how they met! i couldn't wait for their wedding day! get ready for a seriously breathtaking venue with so much character!
Marla was one of my first roommates in college, and i knew i'd just lose it as she walked down the aisle. she taught me so much. She radiates joy and beauty and i was honored she asked me to photograph their big day. From college, she had the song "Moon River" as her ring tone and would sing it loud and proud! her love for classic pieces was easily seen in her wedding day! she walked down the aisle to Moon River.. and it was too much. i cried behind the camera.. shh.
Josh and Marla have such a beautiful love. Respect, friendship, and goofiness. they're always having fun together and every part of their day really reflected it. Mabel Tainter Theater is such a lovely historic building. on the main floor was the ceremony and later where the speeches and garter toss took place. the bottom floor and balcony is where drinks and dinner was served. it was such a different and fun atmosphere, and you really didn't need a lot of decor, the building took care of all the details! i adore when couples find unique spaces for a wedding, something that they'll remember forever!
the first look took place in what later was the photo booth room. They had a few moments together and a few tears flowed. Marla gave josh a gift, one was a book that she wrote her own words in as well.
The whole group was SO much fun! the men even showed off their own poses and had fun things they wanted to try!
if you didn't know- we had a small contest on fb to see who won the men or woman for the photo above. I'm sorry to say ladies, they men won this time. but keep practicing. you have some good facial expressions!
Here we are in front of the building! wowza!
here's one where the group got to decide their poses. i'm always a fan of the jumping. so i approve!
The beautiful bride walking down!
i have never seen the unity painting they did, and i think it's such a neat idea! so take note! instead of the unity candle, the pastor started off by painting a little on a canvas, representing God in their marriage. then each of them took a turn to add to the canvas. it showed how many lines intertwined and but there were still independent. i thought it was such a special way to represent becoming one.
One of my favorite ceremonies to shoot, so many new places to capture the moments!
There were so many perfect moments, i wish i could post all the photographs! and the floral. i can't go on enough about the details they had. The coordinator from the Mabel Tainter Theater is also a Florist and she did the arrangements! aren't they stunning!?
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Marla & Josh- i want to thank you again for letting me capture and be a part of your day. it meant so much that i could be there and celebrate. congratulations!
family and friends of marla and josh: if you're interested in purchasing and seeing all the wedding photos, they have a link they can share that will bring the photos right to your home!
Hair and Makeup- Estilo Aveda Salon
floral arrangements-Jennifer Joyce Design
Ceremony/reception location- Mabel Tainter Theater, Menomonie, WI
Wedding Rings- Tiffany & Co.