Judy and Patrick hosted a joyful day on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Heartfelt Modern Wedding at The Grand Theater
We give this couple's wedding at The Grand Theater's Great Hall a standing ovation. After all, what's not to love about a big day that includes perfect October sunshine, a charming downtown setting, a classic car, stunning fall blooms and, most importantly, a couple so sincere and in love that everyone felt it? Marie and Joe's event felt modern and fresh in the theater setting, but wasn't absent of personal touches, with the star of the show being the dress. While most bridal gowns have their ways of stealing the spotlight, the fact that Marie's dress was first purchased in 1944 in Chicago and worn by Marie's grandmother, and then again worn by Marie's mother, tells a heartfelt story wrapped in a beautiful package. Cue some seriously stylish details and you've got a romantic wedding worth pouring over again and again. Thankfully, The McCartneys Photography was on hand to capture the day so we can do just that!
From the photographers:
We arrived to Marie's parents' house where she was surrounded by all of her best girlfriends; the light was pouring into the living room where she was helped into her gown. After arriving to Church of the Resurrection by way of her neighbor's classic car, Marie greeted her handsome groom for the first time. Joe was beside the church, full of emotion and excitement for the day ahead. The moment Marie and Joe found their way into each other's arms, they couldn't help but smile from ear to ear!
After a beautiful ceremony in one of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen, Marie and Joe and their lovely wedding party took a stroll through town to the Historic Yawkey House, where we had so much fun photographing them. The light was absolutely glowing and they were, without a doubt, the happiest group of people in Wausau. At the end of portrait time their handsome German Shepherd, Thor, joined us and brought even more much energy and happiness.
Marie and Joe walked hand-in-hand across town as Mr. and Mrs. to their Grand Theater wedding reception, where they were greeted by non-stop hugs, laughter and all of their guests enjoying cocktail hour upstairs in the loft. After thoughtful toasts that brought tears to nearly every single guest in the beautifully decorated Great Hall, we were able to steal them for a few evening portraits under the glowing marquee that wished Marie and Joe a giant "congratulations."