December 16, 2022

Josh and Mackenzie | Wedding at Old St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Hotel Northland

Josh and Mackenzie must have been exhausted by the end of their day, after a cycle of happy tears and belly laughing all day!!!! Josh’s brother, Nick, surprised them by getting leave from the Marines to attend their wedding. It added such a sweetness to their day, making both Josh and Kenzie cry with joy, instead of feeling grief over the absence of a loved family member!

We chose to move Mackenzie to a different spot for her first look with her Dad, so I suggested that the bridesmaids form a line to block the view in case anyone would see her when she had to pass through a doorway. Instead, they formed a moving wall around her, using their dresses as curtains to make sure nobody could get a glimpse of the bride. It was hilarious and absolutely a highlight of my day watching them laugh as they shuffled around Mackenzie!

They chose to share personal vows together after the ceremony (cue the tears again!) and then head off on campus for some stunning photos together, with the wedding party, and with their dog!

Hotel Northland was the reception venue, and Mackenzie had thought of every little detail! Even the stairs leading up from the atrium had floral arrangements. A personalized, decorative barrel was on display, a gift from McKenzie’s parents.

It was very evident that both Josh and McKenzie have huge hearts and have loved their friends and family so well. May your love and joy grow over your years of marriage to come!

Vendors who made this day perfect:

Photography: Molly Thomas Photography

Reception Venue: The Hotel Northland

Floral: Petal Pushers

Videography: Toast Wedding Films

Cake: The Cupcake Couture

Makeup: Sparkle Darling

Hair: Village Mane Salon

Dress: Bliss Bridal, designer Madison James

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Tux: DuBoix Formalwear

white wedding flowers brown ring box and greenery invitation
side by side photo of Old St. Joseph Catholic Church and rings in ring box
first look with mom at old st joseph catholic church and first look with bridesmaids
brother surprises bride at her wedding
bridesmaids hide bride from people seeing her with their dresses
First look between bride and dad while mothers look on
wedding ceremony at old st. joseph's catholic church
first kiss at wedding ceremony in old st. joseph's catholic church
passing of peace during wedding ceremony bride hugging family members
hand written vow books with exchanging of vows
bride wipes tears from groom's face as he shares his vows
bride and groom kiss against brick wall
bride and groom dip kiss under pavilion at st norbert's college
bride and groom walk down path on campus of st. norbert's college
bride and groom with their black lab dog
bride and groom crouch next to their black lab
wedding party photo of guys in grey suits and olive green dresses
candid photos of wedding party at st. norbert's college
Wedding Party at st. norbert's catholic church. bride and bridesmaids, groom with groomsmen
individual portrait of bride and groom
close up photo of bride looking sideways while groom nuzzles her cheek
bridal portraits in front of brick building at st norbert's college
bride and groom in front of st. nobert's college with veil over them.
bride and groom portrait with veil flowing under the st. norbert college sign
bride and groom portrait in green bay
series of photos bride and groom nose to nose with long veil
bride and groom under lights at hotel northland
reception photo with white wedding cake and centerpiece in crystal room at hotel northland
personalized wooden barrel, crystal room at hotel northland
grand march and speeches in crystal room at hotel northland
First dance in crystal room at hotel northland with white disco lights
bride and groom during the first dance

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