There is so much to say about this wonderful couple and their spectacular downtown La Crosse wedding! First things first, if you know Bri & Hans, you know that they are the easiest people to get along with. They were 100% trusting, and I instantly became friends with them! They are kind and caring and made sure that their favorite people were all part of their special day.
The wedding party dressed for the day at The Charmant Hotel. It was the perfect setting for detail and getting ready photos as well as the super emotional first look! After the couple had some time together we took a few steps from The Charmant to Riverside park. The couple had a GORGEOUS summer day so we captured all of their wedding party photos down at Riverside Park.
Bri and Hans opted for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Mississippi River. It was spectacular! Family and friends partook in the intimate ceremony with an amazing backdrop of the flowing water. Many happy tears were shed, including my own! 😉
Dinner, dessert, speeches, and the first dance were all held at The Waterfront. As always, service and decor was impeccable there. The atmosphere was intimate, warm, and full of love. Before leaving for the night, I captured some really touching moments of the couple together down near the water during their private session. They were able to totally relax and be themselves, something I loved photographing.
Bri and Hans, you are such stand-out people. You care so much for one another and for others! I clicked with you instantly after meeting you and I am SO happy that I was able to photograph your love story. However, above all, I am so happy to be your friend. I wish you all the happiness in the world!
- Ceremony: Jay Street Pier
- Reception: The Waterfront
- Florist: Bittersweet Flower Market
- Caterer: The Waterfront
- Cake: Cowboy David’s Bake Shoppe
- Makeup & Hair Artist: Erica Purdlow of Pure Concepts Aveda Salon
- Suits: Men’s Warehouse
- Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
- Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
- Rings: Benati & Chalmers Jewelers