amy and brad....the wedding

amy and brad's wedding on saturday was just! i knew after their awesome rainy day engagement session last year that their wedding would be one of my all time faves, and they did not disapoint. it was a GORGEOUS day, and i loved their colors, the sunflowers, and their ceremony. oh my goodness! they both wrote each other original songs and sang them too each other during the ceremony. so ya, of course, i BAWLED. seriously amazing. and their reception space was The Barn in Prairie du Chien. wooooooow! i adored it! such a great space. and their decorations were fabulous. i am gushing. i know it! but brad and amy are an amazing couple, so in love, and they have surrounded themselves with fabulous friends and have such wonderful families. it was a great day! and if that weren't enough i had my good friend and super talented fellow photographer Amanda Crowe with me for the day. she was a great second shooter! Thanks so much Amanda! 

i have to make a confession. i took way too many pictures during the many hours I spent with brad and amy, so this is a biiiiiiiiig blog post. i know i promised i would post way less, but between amanda and i we had so many pictures it was too hard to narrow down. 

the next photo is amy's mom checking out her hair and was shot by Amanda


many, many, MANY ring shots were taken during this weekend. left one is mine, right one is amanda's

i loved their bridesmaid dresses (amanda's shot)

brad's mom pinning on his flower


this great shot of brad and his brother by amanda

amy is just gorgeous

amy practicing her song

brad also sang some music before the ceremony (seriously these guys are uber talented) (taken by amanda)

this banner hung at amy's parents wedding 30 years ago


image on the right by amanda

you guys know i am a crybaby. and yes i was bawling during their songs to each other

they had a super unique sand ceremony where they had each person at the ceremony pour a small vial of sand into their sand vase. very cool

next two by amanda

one insanely cool thing they did was that they had people send them well wishes back with their RSVPs and attached them to balloons which their guests released as they left the church. obviously, i was a fan

amanda's shot:

don't amy and brad look like TOTAL rockstars in these two pics?

the next huge bunch of pictures taken at the Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien. and oh my goodness. what a PERFECT place for pictures. I ADORE it! 

brad's brother josh saving the day by running amy her bouquet

these two bouquet shots (and the next wedding party one) all by amanda:


one of my favorite shots of amy and brad


image on the left by amanda (the other two are mine):




amy MADE her bridesmaid's necklaces. i adore them. especially since they aren't super "weddingy". LOVE!


amy and brad made good use of their engagement session, and of course I LOOOOVED that! 



this one is by amanda:


these two dancing pictures are mine and the next two are amanda's:



amy and brad had other couples kiss and then copied their kisses. their guests really pulled out all the stops on their kisses


amy's grandma and grandpa's kiss


amy's mom and dad (amanda's picture on the left)


brad's mom and dad


amanda's picture on the left


brad's college accapella group sang some songs, and they were great! (amanda's shot on the right)

these next two shots are amanda's



this super cool ring shot is amanda's

amy and brad's guests were some of the most dramatic dancers EVER and they packed the floor

brad really doesn't like the feel of cotton balls, so amy made a garter of cotton balls. the middle shot is his reaction to it (he actually took it all the way off!)


these next two night shots are amanda's

isn't this next one so, so so AWESOME?


thanks again to amy and brad! and to amanda crowe (go check out her blog, she should have a post up later this week!)