WAUSAU BARN REHEARSAL DINNER | ELLIE & ANDREW / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

We couldn't wait for this weekend to arrive. Ellie & Andrew's wedding celebration was straight out of a movie, filled with so much love & overflowing emotion!! It all started with their rehearsal dinner, which took place at their family friend's barn in Rib Mountain. Randy from Evolutions in Design helped transform the barn into a perfectly styled and charming space for all of Ellie & Andrew's closest friends & family to enjoy a gorgeous early summer night!

Photographing rehearsal dinners is quickly becoming our favorite way to tell a larger story of our couples' wedding weekend! The genuine hugs, anticipation and excitement that are present at the rehearsal dinner are absolutely beautiful, and capturing those candid, unscripted moments of joy makes us so happy. When ever we approach a wedding or portrait session, we think to ourselves: if we were Ellie and Andrew (or any other couple/family), what photos would we love to have?? That guides us through every image we capture, and it's a huge part of the reason we are often smiling behind our cameras. :) Especially on this beautiful day with Ellie and Andrew's WONDERFUL, sweet, and welcoming families, we were honored to capture such moments for them!

Lots more to come from Ellie & Andrew's stunning Rothschild Pavilion wedding later this week... we're bursting-at-the-seams excited to share and you won't want to miss it!! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Wausau Barn Rehearsal Dinner captured on film with Contax 645, Hasselblad 500cm, Rolleiflex 3.5c, Nikon F100 and Holga 120 on Fuji Pro 400H, Portra 800 and TriX 400 film.