We are Christine & Justin!
Wisconsin Elopement Photographers who believe your wedding day & photographs should be filled with your personalities!
We’ve been looking forward to their South Second Wedding in Milwaukee since Kate and Andrew booked us! Justin sometimes helps A La Crate Rentals out with deliveries, and he found this venue unique! When I told Justin we had a couple interested in us and having their venue there, he was excited! We were even more excited went they booked us!
The day started out super relaxed on both fronts! The guys got ready at the couple’s home, where there were plenty of pets for their kitty! The ladies got ready at an amazing Airbnb! The whole day was so relaxed and filled with so much joy! Justin and I felt like part of their family and fit in perfectly with the whole wedding party!
The day started with 18 holes at Peninsula State Park Golf Course in Door County, WI. After checking into the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, we headed to Trixie’s for some fine wining and dining. When the first sunset viewing spot was underwater (literally), we headed to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Once the sun disappeared beyond the horizon, Andrew requested to stick around the lighthouse a little longer for a private, intimate moment together. He then got down on one knee and popped the question! We then enjoyed the rest of our vacation as fiancé and fiancée.
I love how much I laugh and smile when I am with him.
I love that sports are on the TV even when I am not there.
A perfect Sunday would include waking up without an alarm, making breakfast with a nice glass of pour-over coffee, going to the farmers market, watching a noon Packers game snuggled on the couch, cooking up a nice dinner, and finishing the night with a Brewers playoff game.
There were many unforgettable moments from our wedding day. Three moments that stand out the most are reading our letters from each other in private before the day started, sitting at our chair for the first time at our reception, and taking in all of the guests who were there to celebrate with us. Andrew takes the guitar from a band member and jamming with them to Twist & Shout and Free Fallin.
My favorite part was picking the prominent vendors, photographers, bands, venue, flower company, etc. It’s intimidating at first, but once you find the right fit, every decision gets you a little more excited for the big day!
We had a lovely rehearsal dinner at Andrew’s parent’s house, which included handmade cocktails, home-brewed beers, and delicious barbeque. Then, Andrew and I drove to the Airbnb where I was staying, and we gave a final hug and goodbye and vowed to resist texting each other in the morning so that the first time we’d talk next would be at the altar! In the morning, we woke and read letters from each other in private. Then, our wedding party joined us to get ready for the events to come. Our ceremony was held at St. Stanislaus Church. After taking family pictures, the wedding party took a trolley to Humboldt Park to take more photos. We then headed to South Second for the reception, which was everything we could’ve asked for. The next day we woke with smiles on our faces as husband and wife.
The greatest challenge in planning our wedding was patience. There are many steps to planning a wedding. Each step can only be done at a specific time during the process, and it isn’t easy to accept that when you want to get everything done!
We had a bluegrass band, No Name String Band, during cocktail hour and dinner, and another band, Tallboy, for the dance portion of the night. We also had Kopp’s custard instead of cake.
Growing stronger as a couple and building a family together.
Don’t sweat the little things (you will be the only one that notices if something minor is not right). Trust your vendors. They are the experts and know what they are doing, what questions to ask, and what works and doesn’t work. Eat! Enjoy every moment.
We couldn’t be happier with our experience! Justin and Christine made Andrew, and I feel so comfortable. They made us laugh, smile, and be natural in front of the camera. Always having a plan and took candid photos throughout the night, only pulling us away at critical times. They are a down-to-earth couple that works very well with the couple and guests! We would highly recommend them!
Desert: Kopps Custard
Catering: Saz’s Catering
Florals: Belle Flori
Wedding Dress: Miss Ruby’s
Hair and Makeup: Maria Chrisoula