Carmen + Mike
Ahh, sweet love. I think those words are the perfect sentiment to describe this couple. Carmen and Mike have such a soft, happy and effortless dynamic with each other. They are always smiling, and have been each other's rock through challenges throughout the years. I've gotten to know them a bit over the last few years, and I was elated when they asked if I would photograph their day. It's always a bit nerve-wracking to work with people you know, but I couldn't have been more comfortable around not just these two, but the awesome group of people surrounding them on their day.
We went to Lion's Den for their engagement session, and we had so much fun hanging out together. You can't help but feel like you've known them for years, even if it's one of the first times you're spending time with them. We had lots of laughs and their connection was palpable. At the end of our session, we spotted a cardinal, who we knew with no uncertainty that it was Mike's mom paying us a visit; he and his family lost her recently. We all had tears in our eyes.
Carmen + Mike were married on Saturday July 14, 2018 at Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, WI. They had an intimate afternoon ceremony, followed by an open-air reception on the Little Links. It. Was. Awesome! The weather forecast leading up to the wedding had us biting our nails, but on the day of, we had clouds, sun, and plenty of humidity, but thankfully no raindrops. The day moved along with ease and happiness. I'm sure I'm not the only one wishing we could live it all over again - so I hope you enjoy seeing these images. Happiness radiates from them.
The couple honeymooned on Beaver Island in Michigan, a perfect place to start a marriage off right! Cheers to you, Mr. & Mrs. Fox!
Venue - Westmoor Country Club
Caterer & Bar Service - Westmoor Country Club
Officiant - Dan Acker, Cousin of the Bride
Gown - Morilee Madeline Gardner at Amelishan
Groom's Attire - Vince Camuto
Makeup - Melody Sopa Artistry
Hair - Hair by Lexi Lee
Bride's Eyelash Extensions - Betsy Resto at Colorspunk Lashes
Florals - Laurel Flannery at Bloom Floral and Event Design
Ladies' Attire - Nordstrom
Groomsmen's Attire - Vince Camuto
Guy's Ties - The Tie Bar
Rings - Gold Creations
DJ - DJ Accents
Photography Assistant - Amelia Lutz