Kelli and Jay | St. Mary's Church and Lambeau Field Legends Club Room
Kelli is a nurse and Jay is a doctor, they met at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee and fell in love quick. They both love to travel and live life to the fullest!
Last October when I photographed Kelli and Jay's engagement session in Green Bay, Kelli said she wished for just a little bit..not a lot.. of snow on their wedding day. Well, it was surprisingly warm, sunny and no snow for the April wedding! My best friend Michelle from Tennessee, owner of Michelle Lea Photographie flew here to second shoot a wedding with me. We've talked many times about how wedding in the south are different from Wisconsin (hmm..they don't drink at their wedding ..wuuuutt!) when she told me this I asked if she would like to assist and witness a Wisconsin wedding. I figured if she's going to travel to Wisconsin she should assist me with Kelli & Jay's wedding. Little did we know she would also get to walk on the field, more about this later.
We started our day meeting the guys at Jay's parents house, then traveled to St. Mary's Church in Luxemburg. I found the girls and Michelle started photographing the details. Kelli did an AHHH-MAAZZZINNNG job with her wedding details. Her dress was a two tone, a-line gown with a sweetheart lace bodice. The wedding bouquets were made by Buds & Bloom FULL of succulents, peonies, hydrangeas and roses. Jay's grandmother gave Kelli a silk rose to use as her "something old" . Grandma carried this rose in her bouquet the day she married Jay's grandfather in 1946. Each bridesmaid wore a different shade of pink, cream or purple dress. Everything coordinated perfectly!
After their full Catholic ceremony we traveled to Northbrook Country Club where we photographed the bridal party plus the first of the Newlywed portraits. After a few minutes we were off to the Green Bay Packers Stadium for the wedding reception. We had a pretty strict schedule of events for this wedding because of the travel time, so I made sure to keep us on schedule. After arriving to Lambeau Field our timeline slowed down and we added a few extra minutes to walk around on the field. Yes the field!.. Which wasn't in the original plan and maybe not even allowed but when the groomsmen walked up to me and said "Sooo.. look to your right. See those stairs down to the field? Yeah .. we're going to walk really fast, walk down those stairs and do the Lambeau Leap..and GO!" Of course I followed and photographed the guys as each did the Lambeau Leap. Obviously! This was the best part of the wedding for Jay and his groomsmen. Even Kelli and the bridesmaids loved being at the stadium. This is also why I had Michelle assist at this wedding, when you travel to Wisconsin it's usually a tradition to stop and take a photo outside the stadium. Well... Michelle had her photo taken on the field!
It was finally PARTY TIME!! Monzu Bakery made the cutest cake with a " Dr. & Mrs." cake topper. Sash and Bow did an amazing job coordinating and decorating the Legends Club Room for the reception. PLUS again Buds & Bloom created the beautiful centerpieces. After dinner Shaun from The New Dance Machine played the perfect music for LOTS of dancing.
It really was the BEST DAY EVER! Enjoy the photos!