Amanda and Patrick’s wedding was beyond words beautiful for a couple that have been together since high school and have so much love for everyone around them! When I first got the call about helping Amanda and Patrick my first thoughts were “I dont know if I can plan a wedding in La Crosse Wisconsin.. I know nothing about that area.” But because it was a referral from a very great vendor friend (Thanks Chrissy!) I thought I at least talk to Amanda and see if I thought I could be of service.
Immediately I fell in love with Amanda and Patrick… Their attention to detail, their openness and their love for their friends and family all hooked me and I knew that I needed to be apart of this wedding!! Most of our planning was done via email and over the phone, but I enjoyed every one of my early morning trips to Wisconsin that turned all of our ideas in our head into reality and with every visit the plans became more and more real and soon enough we were creating this stunning backyard tent wedding.
This wedding was much more to me then a beautiful celebration.. It was a time to test myself. After planning 800 weddings, I feel like I have gotten pretty good at it.. but I sometimes miss the excitement of something new.. or a new way to challenge myself… and I got that by planning this beautiful and logistically complicated wedding while being 3 hours away.
I have been asked about this wedding numerous times by different vendors, my friends and family and the first thing that I tell them about this wedding is that it was all about Trust!! I thank Amanda and Patrick for trusting me not only with their wedding day. I thank all of the amazing vendors that we had on board for trusting me and coming together to create a rock solid team! With that I will be done rambling and let you enjoy these beautiful photos!!
Wedding Planner – Lasting Impressions Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe of La Crosse
Catering – Radisson Hotel
Photography Olive Juice Studios
Videography Joe Pollock Films
Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny
Transportation – Lamers
Cake – D and L Cakery and Desserts: Cocoa and Fig
Photobooth Slow Motion Booth
Vintage Rental Items A’la Crate Vintage Rentals
Rental Items – Apres Party Rental
Floral – Bittersweet Floral
Band – Casablanca Orchestra
Hair and Makeup – Emily J
Dress- L’Atelier Couture Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaids