GRAND THEATER WAUSAU WEDDING | MARIE & JOE! / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

grand-theater-wausau-wedding-001 Perfect October sunshine, charming downtown Wausau, a classic car, stunning fall blooms and, most importantly, a couple so sincere and in love that everyone felt it.

We arrived to Marie's parents house where she was surrounded by all of her best girlfriends; the light was pouring into the living room where she was helped into a gown that was custom made just for her with the same gorgeous heirloom satin that was used both in her Grandmother's and Mother's wedding dresses years prior. After arriving to Church of the Resurrection by way of her neighbor's classic car, Marie greeted her handsome groom for the first time. Joe was beside the church, full of emotion and excitement for the day ahead. The moment Marie & Joe found their way into each other's arms, they couldn't help but smile from ear to ear!! :)

After a beautiful ceremony in one of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen, Marie & Joe and their lovely wedding party took a stroll through town over to the Historic Yawkey House where we had so much fun photographing them! The light was absolutely glowing and they were, without a doubt, the happiest group of people in Wausau. At the end of portrait time their handsome German Shepherd, Thor, joined us and brought SO much energy and happiness!! Not to mention he was such a good boy as he loved on Marie & Joe! (we obviously have a HUGE soft spot for dogs, especially on a wedding day!)

Marie & Joe walked hand-in-hand across town as Mr and Mrs to their Grand Theater wedding reception where they were greeted by non-stop hugs, laughter, and all of their guests enjoying cocktail hour upstairs in the loft. After thoughtful toasts that brought tears to nearly every single guest in the beautifully decorated Great Hall, we were able to steal them for a few evening portraits under the glowing marquee that wished Marie & Joe a giant "congratulations"! :)

Thinking about this day makes us so happy! Marie & Joe, thank you for inviting us into your lives and into your beautiful wedding celebration. We couldn't imagine spending a wedding day with a more warm and thoughtful couple, and we're so excited to see all of the joy that you bring to the lives of others by simply being yourselves together!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Ceremony: Church of the Resurrection | Reception: Grand Theater's Great Hall on ARTSblock | Flowers: Fawn from Inspired by Nature | Hair & Makeup: Studio E | Cake Artist: Sweet Nothings | DJ: PM Enterprises | Catering: The Mint | Invitations: Designed by Marie & Joe, printed from Mpixpro | Bridal Gown: Custom made, using satin from Bride's Mom and Grandma's dresses | Bride’s Shoes: Anne Klein | Favor: Homemade Salsa