What a treat to see the ultra modern ways that Wisconsin couple Kristy and Mike used their metallic wedding color palette to dramatic and elegant effect in this morning's wedding feature! That ceremony backdrop? Amazing! Big thanks to the generous couple for sharing their wedding day with us, and to photographers Krakora Studios for sharing their photos!
The Couple: Kristy and Mike
The Wedding: 5.7.11 - Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Professional, Elegant, Fun
What was your wedding color palette? Silver and Gold
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us: classy and sophisticated but also very fun and light. Our vendors did a great job of creating this, we couldn't have done it without them.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Togetherness- Most had to travel for the event so everyone who was there wanted to be there to spend time with family and participate in our day.
What our guests complimented us on the most:
2)Decor and venue - David Caruso did an over the top job at creating my vision. The backdrop for the ceremony as well as the table top displays are among a few of our guests favorite creations of his.
3) Photography - After having an unbelievable day that literally seems to flash by in a second, you hope that it was all captured in the way that you remembered it. Heather began editing our photos right away and had an initial slide deck (set to great music) to us within a few days. I was very appreciative of her work ethic and sense of urgency. It was everything that I was hoping for and more. Heather and Michael captured all of us at our best. And yes, not only did they capture the day as I remembered it, they captured all the little things about the day that I missed. Like, the children doing something really cute, or the joke that was told amongst the groomsmen that resulted in the biggest smiles I had ever seen on their faces...or my favorite, the twinkle in Mikes eye as he sees me from a distance.
Our family and friends had a hard time choosing what photos to purchase of us, because they were all that good. Heather and Michael listened to us and executed flawlessly.
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Do your research on your vendors, because they will make or break the day. Our day was a huge success because we hired great people who have a high level of commitment, skill and ability to execute. Don't sweat the small stuff, most people probably won't notice the little thing that is keeping you up at night. Build in as much time w family and friends as you can because you are going to want them near you. Thankfully we were able to enjoy an entire weekend w ours.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Krakora Studios
Wedding Planner: Dynamic Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Overture Center for the Arts
Videographer/Film Maker: One Fine Day
Officiant: Rob Warren
Invitation Designer: wedding planner David Caruso, along with Paper Envy
Florist: Personal Expressions
Wedding Cake: Rolling Pin Bakery
Wedding Dress: LaSposa Final from Brandi’s Bridal
Bridal Accessories: Brandi's Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Apparel and Accessories: Jos A Banks
Make-up: Barb Zanzig BZ Artistry
DJ: Sound by Design
Live Music: Lucido Felice Quartet
Transportation: Presidential Limousine
Favors: Welcome baskets with homemade Wisconsin inspired goodies
Linens: BBC Linens
Rings: Tacori from TQ Diamonds
Thank you so much Kristy and Mike!
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