Thursday, July 23, 2009

Susie & Brian's Wedding ~ Old Courthouse Museum / Schauer Arts Center

First off, Susie and Brian are marvelous friends of ours! I was so excited when Susie asked me to be a bridesmaid... and photographer :) So how on earth did we pull that one off? Well, it was a true collaborative effort. Adam shot the whole day through the first few dances, I shot some getting-ready coverage, their First Look, their bride and groom shots, key dances and toasts. Rachel of R. Buckley Photography shot some getting-ready coverage through cocktail hour, and our intern, Rachel, shot cocktail hour through dancing. Phew... that's a mouthful! :)

Susie & Brian had a vintage vibe to their wedding... Susie's look from hair to dress, their classic Camaro that they souped up themselves (is that the term? I know nothing about car lingo.), their classic car place cards, and their gorgeous ceremony location. The Old Courthouse Museum fed our creative souls :)

Here are some of our favorites from their day...

No rings were harmed (or lost) during the shooting of this photo :) Actually, there was a panel underneath the grate, so if they fell, Adam could retrieve them. And they didn't fall. Feel less nervous now?

Susie & Brian got the groomsmen awesome cufflinks to fit each of their personalities...

Instead of lighting a unity candle, Susie and Brian watered a plant together, with water from each of their mothers. Everyone was calling it their "Love Fern," like from the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days."

I LOVE this photo I took of Susie... such a beautiful bride :)

Susie and Brian did the First Look, and Susie totally broke down in tears. It was the cutest thing :)

Here's a shot of me shooting in my bridesmaid's dress :) The photo I was taking is below this one...

Susie's dad did such a hilarious speech! When he did his toast to the bride and groom, he gave them toast :D He even carved their names into it.

Hey Ya! Wedding party dance...

Two of Susie's family friends were performing in the Wizard of Oz at Schauer that evening. The Wicked Witch and the Tin Man made an appearance at the reception when they were done :) Here's us with the Tin Man!

Congratulations, Susie & Brian! Love you guys :)
~Miranda & Adam

Special thanks to Rachel Buckley for her creative eye.

Ceremony: Old Courthouse Museum, West Bend
Reception: Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Hartford

DJ: Ross & Erin Peterson
Cake: Baked by Beans
Caterer: Chef Jack's, Waukesha
Florist: Groth's Country Gardens, Cedarburg
Music ~ Ceremony: Dolce Quartet
Music ~ Reception: Diane Kochelmeier, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Officiant: Russell Dycus-Witte


  1. AnonymousJuly 23, 2009

    Love them all- they are so wonderful!! great job of capturing the day!! ross and erin(the dj's)

  2. AnonymousJuly 24, 2009

    Oh my goodness I cried looking at them all every one was beautifull wish I had been there sorry but the chck should make up for it
    love Aunt Robin

  3. AnonymousJuly 24, 2009

    This is gorgeous! Everything looked great! Susie... our reception is at Schauer and the food is by chef jack... you know what they say about great minds!

    -Emily Schu

  4. AnonymousJuly 24, 2009

    What perfect memories of a perfect day! I can't wait to see more!
    Love, Mom

  5. AnonymousJuly 24, 2009

    What perfect memories for a perfect day. I can't wait to see more!
    Love, Mom

  6. AnonymousJuly 27, 2009

    Seeing the pictures makes us feel as though we're there again and reliving the happy day. We hope these pictures are a prelude to a happy life together.
    Much love,
    Grams and Gramps