One afternoon I headed downtown to get a haircut from my lovely friend Teri, her friend at the salon had just become engaged and we struck up a conversation. After a few short minutes chatting with the bubbly and adorable Audrey I knew I
wanted to had to photograph her wedding! Not only did she describe the sweetest wedding at RM Champagne Salon (oysters and champagne? yes please!), but Aud was also having her mom’s wedding dress re-made for the big day. A couple of weeks later (and a couple of Moscow Mules later) I met with her and Nick and the deal was sealed. There were absolutely no rules for their wedding… they hugged and kissed friends and family as they arrived for the ceremony, they exchanged vows and a ton of laughs surrounded by candles and loved ones, they partied in the outdoor courtyard and even had a psychic on hand to read everyone’s fortunes. And their first dance… “All Shook Up” by Elvis! Even though there were plenty of beautiful details and special touches throughout the space, they didn’t take things too seriously and the main event was definitely the love between them and their families. These two are beyond amazing, I left that night with sore sides from laughing and a camera bag full of incredible memories.
The girls were having a blast!
We gathered the girls for a few quick photos in front of the Soho House.
Aud was ready to greet the arriving guests!
The RM Champagne courtyard looked amazing.
The new Mr and Mrs!
Fortunes were told…
Audrey danced like it was the best night of her life… and it was!
Congrats Audrey and Nick!!
Photographer: Bethany Fritz
Hair and makeup: Reva at Salon Buzz (hair), Joanna Bastermajian/Joanna B Artistry (makeup)
Florist: Audrey’s mom and Chris Pecorella
Ceremony location: RM Champagne Salon
Reception location: same
Officiant: Audrey’s cousin Mason Karrer
Invitations/Stationary: Page Stationary
Dress: Audrey’s mom’s, redone by MJ Ernst (MJ Ernst Couturier/Mysterious Mannequin)
Accessories: head band BHLDN, and jewelry was all Audrey’s grandmother’s vintage pearls
Suit/Men’s accessories: Ted Baker
Band (during ceremony): Gussied
DJ: Okyne Media (DJ Dan)
First Dance: “All shook up,” Elvis
Audrey describes Nick in 5 words: spontaneous, hilarious, unique, sincere and perfect
Q&A with the bride:
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Aud: After we said I do and Nick and I went into courtyard alone and took it all in
What was your favorite detail?
Aud: I think it would have to be the fact that I was wearing my moms dress and how special it really was to be in it on my wedding night!
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Aud: The ceremony by far and praying to god nick didn’t go down!
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Aud: Enjoy every second bc it sure does fly by like everyone says!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Aud: Not a thing. My mom really did plan the royal wedding in my eyes! Was truly the best night of our lives
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Aud: The great state of WI! Door county to our lake house
A little history…
How did you meet?
My brothers friend, and then roommate
When did you know he/she was “the one”?
The first night we hung out in a group and we talked all night. I laughed the whole time and just knew there was something. You really do just know!
Describe the proposal.
Old water tower under Christmas tree. Couldn’t of been more perfect.