Our Top 5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Day Getting Ready Room

Our Top 5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Day Getting Ready Room

Have you thought about where you’re getting ready on your Wedding Day?

This is a question we hear frequently and my want is to help you find the best place that fits your style, needs, and get the most stunning photos of you and your squad drinking mimosa’s & popping open champagne in your cute silk robes 🍾🥂👘

ALEX & TOM | A FIESTA WEDDING AT A FRIENDS FARM | BONDUEL, WI

ALEX & TOM | A FIESTA WEDDING AT A FRIENDS FARM | BONDUEL, WI

What started out as a ride to a party with a friend on St. Patrick's Day 6 years ago ended up being the night Alex & Tom met thru their mutual friend Emilie. After not seeing each other for two months and later reconnecting at a friends house they clicked right away.

ERIN & CASEY | OUR LADY OF LOURDES WEDDING | DEPERE, WI

ERIN & CASEY | OUR LADY OF LOURDES WEDDING | DEPERE, WI

Their story started innocently enough. Erin & Casey's sister who was a co-worker were at a mutual friends Wedding when she mentioned that Erin had to meet her brother. She rolled her eyes and laughed, but said sure anyway. The next day he texted her and they went out for drinks 3 days later. Ever since Erin say's "He's my best friend and partner in crime."

KATIE & DUKE | FAMILY FARM WEDDING | WHITELAW, WISCONSIN

KATIE & DUKE | FAMILY FARM WEDDING | WHITELAW, WISCONSIN

I had the opportunity this past week to create alongside some beautiful minds and talented individuals. This was the first styled shoot I've attended where numerous photographers and vendors worked together to make this day happen.

JUSTIN & BECKY | PAMPERIN PARK PIG ROAST WEDDING | HOWARD, WI

JUSTIN & BECKY | PAMPERIN PARK PIG ROAST WEDDING | HOWARD, WI

Ten years ago a teenage boy who broke all the rules put a girl who couldn't possibly break any rules under a spell when they met working at Subway. For months her crush grew bigger and she told her friend Delaney who happened to be her Officiant on this very Wedding Day.

JOHN & CHRISTY | TAPAWINGO NATIONAL GOLF CLUB WEDDING | ST. LOUIS, MO

JOHN & CHRISTY | TAPAWINGO NATIONAL GOLF CLUB WEDDING | ST. LOUIS, MO

John x Christy met in College one night in a car outside a bar. Her friend was dating his roommate and John was their driver for the night. They talked and watched a little Fresh Prince but it wasn’t until a few weeks later when their mutual friends were playing matchmaker and inviting them both to attend a party. From then on they became inseparable. 

BREA & JACOB | BOAT HOUSE WEDDING | ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI

BREA & JACOB | BOAT HOUSE WEDDING | ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI

The most kind hearted young man raising a little girl on his own met a young lady with a beautiful soul and together they grew into one as a family. Their faith is strong and together they radiate with love, positivity, and a open heart for all.

DEVON & VAL | WASHINGTON BREWERY CAVE WEDDING | WASHINGTON, MO

DEVON & VAL | WASHINGTON BREWERY CAVE WEDDING | WASHINGTON, MO

Devon & Val began their love story eight years ago. While working together,  Val overheard Devon give her Myspace ( yes, Myspace! Does that even exist anymore? ) info to a coworker and he joked with her that he wasn't good enough to get her info.

CHAS & BILLIJO | BACKYARD VILLAIN WEDDING | KESHENA, WISCONSIN

BilliJo & Chasidie met online and found out right away they had common love for the outdoors, traveling, and music. They could hardly wait to receive their next message from each other and before long they were heading to the movies to see Thor for their first date. Chas said "We spent the whole afternoon and evening together and it was just not nearly enough time together." I think it's obvious these two were smitten from the beginning. 

Their Wedding Day was nothing short of Enchanted and Magical. Their idea for the day was inspired by the TV show "Once Upon a Time." and they envisioned a dark enchanted forest in Chas's Parents backyard on the Menominee Reservation. The ladies created their theme as VILLAINS GETTING THEIR HAPPILY EVER AFTER. BilliJo wore a Maleficent dress and handmade Chas' Evil Queen Costume, and boy did they turn out incredible.  

In the speckled light below a canopy of tall pines sat their guests anticipating the costumed Bridal Party members to walk down the aisle. It was a sight to see, each Bridesmaid and Bridesman played their character to the fullest. Then the moment arrived when each Bride exited thier tent and walked down the aisle alongside their Father. I can say with certainty that each guest was on the edge of their chair during the entire ceremony. The ceremony was written on a scroll that Darth Vader also known as Chasidie's Mother read during the ordaining of their marriage. Each detail was so carefully and artistically created, the day was truly mystical. 

Chas and BilliJo's memories of their day that were most special was being married by Chas' Mother outside at her Parent's home which was a childhood dream that came true. The feeling of being lucky enough to marry their best friend and watching everyone have a good time being in character created special memories and a perfect day for these two Villains.

This Wedding has been featured on Offbeat Bride and is a huge honor, you can see our feature here.

Vendor Love

MALEFICENTS DRESS Cosplay Sky / EVIL QUEENS DRESS Handmade by BilliJo / CEREMONY Parents Front Yard on the Menominee Reservation / RECEPTION & CATERING Red Maple Country Club / DJ Jolene Van Beek / CAKE Rebecca’s Sweets Boutique / INVITATIONS Handmade by Brides & Best Man Jeffrey Dixon Jr & Fiancé Chevelle Gauthier / CENTERPIECES Handmade by Brides & Bridal Party / FLORALS Handmade by Brides

 

ERIC & KATE | 9TH STREET ABBEY WEDDING | ST. LOUIS, MO

ERIC & KATE | 9TH STREET ABBEY WEDDING | ST. LOUIS, MO

Kate & Eric had a romantic & elegant intimate Wedding at the 9th Street Abbey in Soulard, a downtown St. Louis, Missouri District filled with culture and 1904 World’s Fair Architecture. Nestled in the heart of Soulard is the Abbey, which converts from ceremony to reception venue and features their own caterer Patty Long, as well patio & garden that was beautiful as well as quiet for Eric & Kate’s first photos as husband & wife.