It was raining on and off the entire way up to Edgar from Madison but I had high hopes that it would be perfectly clear for us. Luckily, the clouds did move on leading up to the most perfectly sun kissed day. I arrived the evening before to check out the venue and see the rehearsal. Rock Ridge Orchard sits in the countryside just between Marshfield and Mosinee, WI.
Hailee and Daniel love playing all kinds of sports together and playing with their adorable dogs who you may have met in my previous blog post from their engagement session! Hailee is also obsessed with To Di For’s cupcakes and was able to get some for her wedding before Diane closed up shop! I think she may need some cupcake therapy in the future. I did make sure to take lots of photos for her so she can at least think of the good old days. Maybe they can go back to the orchard in the fall for some honeycrisp apples and bake some pie!
They also had Adonis Catering bring in their big ole BBQ and served up some ribs and chicken for dinner! Oh my god, it was sooooo good! The bride and groom ingeniously had bibs for the bridal party so they could enjoy their food without fear of ruining their beautiful wedding attire. I keep thinking about how much fun this wedding was how I was able to really get some beautiful photos of Hailee and Danny out walking around later in the day after their first dance. This is always my favorite time of day because they are relaxed and happy and it really shows in the photos. Check out my photos below from this wonderful day!
Also, the day wouldn’t be as perfect without all these amazing vendors:
Venue: Rock Ridge Orchard // Wedding Dress: Blushing Willow Bridal Boutique // Bridesmaid Dresses: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria // Grooms attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Wedding Rings: Chalmers Jewelers // Hair and Makeup: Brenlynn Craker // Floral: Krueger Floral // DJ: High Volume Entertainment // Catering: Adonis Catering // Cupcakes: To Di For
Miranda and Andrew’s cozy backyard country wedding.
You knew it was a special day when the clouds opened up just in time for Jill and Josh to walk down the isle and say the words that would bind them in marriage for a lifetime.
We arrived with umbrellas and rain boots but thankfully, Charlie Shortino was wrong again. The clouds parted and joy could be seen on everyone’s faces. We didn’t have to spend the day indoors! Of course, The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond is one of those incredible venues where we could have and would have had just as good of a time! I got some great and fun shots of the ladies at the bar (which is where I would love to be right now) and afterwards, the entire lot.
Jill and Josh are super fun to photograph because they are constantly making each other laugh (and me too!). I could hear them saying “cheeeeeeeeeese” during many of the photos in voices that were low enough for only myself and them to hear. The wedding party was a was a super group with many family members and you could tell how close everyone was.
My takeaway from their wedding day is to always see the positive in life and surround yourself with those who love you the most. Congrats on your marriage you guys! I hope you are happier everyday.
Vendors: Second Shooter: Kassie Anastopoulos // Venue: The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond // Dress: Julie’s Bridal Gallery // Groom’s Attire: Nedrebos // DJ: Midwest Sound // Caterer: Blowin’ Smoke Barbeque // Cake: Carl’s Cakes