This couple, this venue and this entire day were all just amazing. Emily and Andrew are the kind of people that you feel and instant connection with, their sincerity and kindness shine through and I was so honored to document their marriage at the beautiful Burlap and Bells in Black River Falls. They had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony under the tall white pines with the sun shining through and it was like an enchanted fairy tale in the middle of the north woods. Emily looked just stunning in her gown and Andrew couldn’t hold back his tears as she came down the isle, it was so sweet.

The touches of navy, lace and gold lent perfectly to the rustic venue…a little bit of glam, a long cathedral veil, sparkly gold clutches and one good looking wedding party made my job so much fun. It was so great that the bride and groom gave me some time after the ceremony to explore this beautiful property and capture some inspiring portraits of the two of them.

Thank you Emily and Andrew for allowing me to capture your love and I wish you both all the best – now onto the pics! There are a ton…..it was crazy hard to narrow this post down.

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Emily, you are absolutely stunning! tara-draper-burlap-bells_0039 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0040 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0041

tara-draper-burlap-bells_0051 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0043tara-draper-burlap-bells_0080Such a great wedding party!! Love how the blue pops out with all of the lush greenery!

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tara-draper-burlap-bells_0061 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0063 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0064The boys busting out the cigars!! It was quite comical trying to get this shot, lots of laughing and choking going on all at the same time. tara-draper-burlap-bells_0065 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0066 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0067 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0068 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0069 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0070 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0071Twilight is such a magical time to shoot! tara-draper-burlap-bells_0072 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0073Dancing in the moonlight! tara-draper-burlap-bells_0074 tara-draper-burlap-bells_0075

Other awesome vendors who were part of this beautiful day:
Bridal Gown: Sottero & Midgley purchased at Charlotte’s Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Vera’s Bridal
Men’s Tuxes: Savvi at Charlotte’s Bridal
D.J.: All Occasions DJ
Violin & Guitar: Ming Huo and Mark Hottg
Flowers: Liberty Floral in Independence, WI
Cupcakes: Dennise Becker
Hair & Makeup: River Haven Salon & Spa and makeup by Carin’s Makeup Artistry
Venue: Burlap and Bells in Black River Falls