FALL WISCONSIN WEDDING | MAGGIE & DJ / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney


Maggie & DJ's wedding fell on a truly perfect early fall day in Wisconsin. The colors were just starting to show, and sunshine followed them all day long! After their fall engagement session in Wausau last year, we couldn't WAIT for their wedding day to arrive!! Maggie & DJ are simply the kind of people you can't wait to see and don't want to leave. They're high school sweethearts as well, and that makes us love them even more. :)

Without Maggie or her parents knowing at the time, her Grandfather started a private account when Maggie was born to gift her with a wedding dress. Although her Grandfather passed before she and DJ became engaged, Maggie's Grandma presented her with this sweet gift which allowed him to have a special part in their wedding. And, Maggie's stunning Allure Bridals dress glistened!! With her beloved hair and makeup artist team from her pageant days, she enjoyed a morning of being dolled up and was an absolutely radiant bride!! Meanwhile, DJ and his gentlemen enjoyed a relaxing morning and couldn't wait for the day to begin. 

Music is a huge part of Maggie & DJ's relationship (he plays guitar and she plays piano/sings), and they incorporated this shared passion into their ceremony by having talented loved ones sing. There wasn't a dry eye in the house as they both started tearing up while Maggie's brother sang! After an emotional ceremony, Maggie & DJ hugged each of their guests in the First Presbyterian Church's charming, ivy-covered courtyard. With a rich, romantic color palette of navy, oxblood and gold, they set the scene for a joyful evening surrounded by everyone they love most! 

Maggie & DJ, your happiness is infectious and we couldn't be more thrilled for the two of you! Thank you so much for the honor of photographing your beautiful wedding day!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Fall Wisconsin wedding photos captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford XP2 and Ilford 3200 film. Developed & scanned by Fast Foto.

Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church | Reception: Bridgewood Resort | Wedding Planner: Julie & Maggie from Tailored Engagements | Hair & Makeup: Lee Ann Perrine & Tom Preston with The Look Total Concept Salon | Florist: House of Flowers and Branching Out | Officiant: Pastor Paul Huxtable | Cake: Cake Anatomy | Videographer: Viva La Video | DJ + Uplighting: Fortune Talent | Bride's Gown: Vera's House of Bridal, Allure Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Guess | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Vera's House of Bridal | Groomsmen Attire: Du Bois