Where to even start!? Most people, when planning a tented, outdoor wedding, would crumble when the forecast read rain all weekend. Though when I showed up the morning of their rainy wedding day, Haley and Charlie were all smiles and truly, REALLY, cool as a cucumber. It could’ve been sunny and 75 out with how happy and unfazed they were by little changes in plan (like an indoor first look)! Their bond, friendship, and love for each other is clearly so foundational that as long as they became husband and wife that day, everything was going according to plan.
Haley and Charlie love each other with a fresh kind of love, though they’ve known each other since childhood. You can tell they are actually best friends AND life partners, and witnessing their love for each other was incredibly inspiring to me. It’s not every day that one encounters a love like their love.
Thankfully, the weather cleared up and we were able to have the ceremony outside as planned! Charlie’s parents hosted everyone at their Elkhart Lake residence, which happed to be the same place they got married decades earlier. You could tell this space was so meaningful for everyone, and I love that added sentiment to the day.
Haley and Charlie- thank you for your inspirational love, your genuine kindness, and your trust in me to capture it all! It was a treat to be with you in your special place on your wedding day. Enjoy these sneak peeks, and buon viaggio!!
Wedding Dress Shop: Luv Bridal // Wedding Dress Designer: Madi Lane // Hair stylist and Makeup Artist: K Lorraine // Rings: Cronin Jewelers // Bridesmaid dresses: Birdy Grey // Bride’s Shoes: Loeffler Randall // Groom’s tux: SuitShop // Invitations/ Other Paper Goods: Etsy // Printing: Minuteman Press // Florist: North Gate Floral // Day of Coordinator: Bella with Gracious Events // Cake/ Dessert: Bettersweet Bakery // Caterer: Gracious Events // DJ: Sound By Design // Tent/tables/chairs: Area Rental and Sales Co. // Portable restrooms: Arnold’s Environmental Services Inc. // Late Night Treats: Johnston’s Bakery // Other Rentals: Relic’s Rentals