ELEGANT WAUSAU WEDDING | LISA & RYAN / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

elegant-wausau-wedding-001 Lisa & Ryan are one of the most thoughtful and genuine couples we've had the pleasure of getting to know. As anyone who knows them well would guess, their wedding plans went far beyond the dress and the venue; they had guests traveling to Wausau from near & far and wanted to be sure that everyone was not only welcomed to town, but also treated like family! The best examples of these warm, intentional gestures were the welcome box each guest received upon checking in to the Jefferson Street Inn, as well as the stack of adorably packaged sugar cookies that awaited them at their dinner table (Lisa's great grandmother's recipe, made by her Mom, Bertie) and the farewell brunch they hosted at their beautiful home the day after their wedding!

Quite possibly the most adorable moment of the year happened when Lisa had enough of not seeing Ryan on their wedding day. Just after slipping into her dress it was time to leave the room and march down the hallways of the Jefferson Street Inn, and if you were supposed to be there for the first look (us!) you'd better get moving! Luckily we were ready and so excited to capture Lisa & Ryan's first look, because the joy and anticipation in her face said it all. Lisa and her high heels practically ran to Ryan as he waited for her on Rib Mountain!

After a heartwarming ceremony at Lisa & Ryan's church here in Wausau, Saint Andrews, they exited through a sea of lavender which smelled even more amazing than you might imagine! :) Randy and his amazing team at Evolutions in Design worked closely with Lisa & Ryan to transform the Jefferson Street Inn into a cozy, romantically-lit space where the two of them and all of their guests enjoyed cocktail hour as well as dinner & dancing with a live band. Their friends & family were just as warm and welcoming as Lisa & Ryan themselves are as a couple, and it all came together into a wonderfully heartfelt (and stunning!) celebration of their love!!

Lisa & Ryan, thank you so much for entrusting us with the honor of telling the story of your wedding day through our images. We look back on your wedding day and our hearts are full seeing  all of the love written on everyone's faces, and we hope all the emotions of your day come rushing back as you look through your wedding photographs.

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm, D800 and Holga 120 on Fuji 400H, PAN F 50, and Delta 3200.

Ceremony: Saint Andrews Lutheran Church | Reception: Jefferson Street Inn | Florist: Evolutions in Design | Hair & Makeup: The Beauty Cat | Cake Artist: Loving Traditions Cakery | Catering: City Grill | Band: Charisma (Bananas Entertainment) | Paper Products: Minted | Videographer: Sweet Pea Cinema | Bride’s Gown: Jenny Lee from Latelier Couture, Minneapolis | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridal Jewelry: a.b.Ellie, Erica Koesler, and Haute Bride + bride's mother's pearls | Bridesmaid Dresses: Saison Blanche | Tuxes: Campbell Haines Menswear | Wedding Rings: Jim Kryshak Jewelers | Photo Booth: Photobooth2Go | String Quartet: Mary Premeau