Wedding Black Friday Deals | 2018 Edition

I don’t know about you – but I am not venturing anywhere near a store the day after Thanksgiving this year.  Been there, done it – over it for this girl!  But, I will say I might just be doing some online shopping from the comfort of my office that day.  While we all know that it’s a great day to find deals on electronics – it’s also a good day to find wedding Black Friday deals, too!

Kirstie & Erik explored the place they got engaged for their Chippewa Falls engagement photos.

I rounded up some of my favorites – take a peek!

BRIDAL BEAUTY

Sephora

Download their app to preview their deals, but now through Cyber Monday check back for 50% off a certain item per day.

Ulta

Stock up on bridal beauty favs – mascara from Tarte, Urban Decay, etc. $10 each, Anastasia Beauty is 40% off… run for these!

JEWELRY

Baublebar

Early bird deals like $20 doorbusters & 30% off personalized presents.  This would be a perfect place to shop for your bridesmaids!

Kendra Scott

Buy more save more, and get 15% off your first purchase by signing up for their email list.

Blue Nile

Sign up for their email list and get $20 off your first purchase and all of their Black Friday deals delivered to your inbox.

STATIONERY

Minted

20% off your holiday cards by using the code: HOL20PHOTOCHMT57

PRINTS & CANVASES FROM YOUR GALLERY

Simply login to your gallery – use the code CHRISTMAS18 for 30% off prints & canvas wraps with FREE SHIPPING!

BRIDAL ATTIRE

BHLDN

They host their once per year sale during this time – and gowns starting at $500.  Shop their sale section early.

Rent the Runway

Rent a dress for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or heck even have your bridesmaids rent their gowns!  Rent the Runway has 40% off of EVERYTHING.  Use code: TGIBF

White House Black Market

Sign up for their email list to get early access to the sale or use the code: 89429 for 30% off your purchase.

Asos

Their sale kicks off on Friday, but you can shop their outlet now.  I find tons of gowns that are perfect for engagement sessions on Asos.

Loft

A great place to find cute tops & dresses for your engagement session. 40% off your purchase with code: BESTWEEK

ModCloth

Great deals on a variety of clothing options from your bridal shower – to engagement photos!

Lulus

I promise the last one – but Lulus has THE BEST options for engagement session dresses that are twirl worthy & gorgeous.  Take 25-90% off EVERYTHING plus FREE SHIPPING.  Use code: BF25

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A Wedding Day with Christy

Over the course of the summer if you attended a wedding in the Chippewa Valley it’s more than likely you may have caught me behind the lens.  I may have been smiling, I may have been crying – and I probably had my camera glued to my face for 8 hours.

So, I’m going to take you on a behind the scenes trip through my wedding season (with a few from last season sprinkled in, too) to share a little bit of a look behind the scenes here at Christy Janeczko Photography and what it’s like to be on the other side of my lens.  As a guest, you may wonder what in the world I’m up to – how I can create moments in the midst of a flurry of excitement.  Why in the world I took them out in the rain with an umbrella – or maybe why I picked that certain little pocket of light.  Believe me, there’s a reason.  Here is a toast to all of my couples who have trusted me and chosen me to document their day – it’s an honor and privilege to document your day.  Thank you for sharing those moments with me.  The small ones, the big ones and everything in between.

So… here we go starting with Megan & Joe’s day: The trust that Megan & Joe had in me was AMAZING… I literally led them to a driveway through the middle of a cemetery.

I might have to pinch myself mid-wedding to make sure that this is real life – like at Katie & Lukas’ wedding in Glacier National Park.

I’ll give you some good hand motions – helping you pose.

I’ll try to blend in with the guests so that you have the genuine moments sprinkled in with the posed.  A moment like this with grandma looking on just can’t be recreated.

I’ll peek at a thing or two between shots, but I promise I’m creating something that you won’t be able to wait to show your friends.

I’ll probably also rock some embarrassing footwear, especially if I have to crawl through snowbanks to get the perfect shot.

I’ll either be laughing or crying right along with you & your guests during toasts.

The bridesmaids might question my joke skills… but I promise the photos will be stunning.I might stick you in this tiny little spot with a ton of little obstacles that make you think – REALLY Christy, really?  But then you get this:

My goal is to always make sure that you have images where you look relaxed – and I want you to feel that way too.  But I know in the midst of the wedding day that isn’t always easy.  Take a peek at what Melanie & Derek were looking at, yet how gorgeous is the portrait below.

A few sunset photos near Lake Holcombe… no problem!I’ll even hold your beer AND my camera just to get one more family shot outside.

Let’s play Where’s Waldo – can you find me in the sea of guests?

I’ll try to make family photos & bridal party pictures as painless and quick as possible!

I will probably climb up on anything… just to get the shot!

I’ll hide in a sea of guests trying to blend in, to get that perfect shot, too.This though, is where your guests might question my intentions… but don’t worry all is good.

I might dance around to get the PERFECT angle.

You’ll wonder what in the world I’m doing when I stick you between a house and a garage.

and what I see…

I’ll quietly document your first look, and get the tiny details along with the big picture.

I’ll watch the radar – I promise.

We WILL make magic – magic that will create heirlooms for your future children & grandchildren to find with joy.

Just one more peek at this one because it’s too good not to share huge!

Are you ready to share your story with me?  Let’s create some heirlooms together!  Contact me for more information.

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Oak Creek Assembly of God Wedding | Linda & Jim

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Rounding out the 2018 season for me, this past Saturday Linda & Jim were married at their Oak Creek Assembly of God wedding just outside Milwaukee.  But let me tell you, this story is one you do not want to pass up.

See, Linda & Jim have been waiting for the day where they would finally meet, “The One” for so very many years.  It wasn’t until November of 2017 – after many, many years of prayer that their paths crossed.  Last November 26th, Jim sent Linda an initial email on eHarmony.  At this point, both Linda & Jim had given up on dating (and only by chance had Linda signed up for “one more time” on eHarmony) when she saw a neon light blinking that she had a message.

That very message would change the course of both of their lives – because on May 18th – less than 6 months after they met Jim proposed to Linda near the shores of Lake Michigan near at their favorite restaurant and they began planning their wedding day.

This past Saturday Linda’s father walked her down the aisle – not a dry eye in the church, he gave her away to Jim who was smiling from ear to ear.  The joy & happiness that these two shared radiated from them.  So thrilled for them both – as they are off enjoying a Disney Cruise I get to share their day with you.

Special Thanks to These Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Location: Oak Creek Assembly of GodFlorist: Lisa’s Flowers | Catering:  Farm Inn  | Cake : Aggie’s Bakery & Cake | Videography: Chaviano Creative |   Makeup & Hair:  Amy Lewandowski & Maria Hernandez |   Gown: Crystal Bride – Maggie Sottero | Bridesmaid Gowns: David’s Bridal  | Menswear:  Jason Louis

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This sweet moment was when Jim saw Linda for the first time walking down the aisle with her father.

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Late Fall Dixon’s Apple Orchard Wedding | Sara & Ryan

A late fall wedding at Dixon's Apple Orchard in Cadott, WI.

Around ten years ago Sara & Ryan met in school.  They ended up dating but then college came around and Sara & Ryan ended up going their separate ways.  Sara even ended up joining the Air Force as a result.  But it was a chance encounter back in Eau Claire five years later that had these two realizing that really, they were meant to be together forever.  On a very chilly, windy Saturday just a couple short weeks ago these two were married beneath the branches of the tall trees for a late fall Dixon’s Apple Orchard wedding.

While Sara & Ryan love fall, they knew that it Dixon’s would be the perfect setting to share their vows with their family & friends.  Sara rode in on a horse-drawn carriage and was walked down the aisle to her dad.  Ryan, being witty & hilarious had a few tricks up his sleeve (or in his brothers pocket) for Sara.  Like during their first kiss he stopped, turned around and had his brother pull out some breath spray to spritz in his mouth before officially sealing the deal!

We loved that we got to document your day – cold weather and all it was truly beautiful!  Here’s to Sara & Ryan!

Special Thanks to These Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Location: Dixon’s Apple Orchard | Florist: Allure Premiere Event FloristsCatering:  Jack Schulte of Yankee Jacks | Officiant: Ned Lenhart | Cake : Dessert First | Entertainment: Beam Entertainment |   Makeup & Hair:  Pink Orchid Salon |   Gown: Brides Across America & Elegance Wedding and Evening Wear | Bridesmaid Gowns: David’s Bridal  | Menswear:  Muldoon’s Menswear | Harpist: Sarah Ohr

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Sara and her bridesmaids sipping a little champagne before getting dressed.

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Selfies with a donkey!

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Sara & Ryan chose to share blessing stones with their guests that came from her great-grandmothers rock shop in Little Girls Point on Lake Superior.

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The bridal party getting a ride on a hay wagon through the woods to the ceremony site.

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That little bit of breath spray does Ryan a whole lot of good for their first kiss 😉

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The Church Barn Wedding in Barron, WI | Paris & Shawn

Paris and Shawn were married at The Church Barn wedding venue in Barron, WIGrowing up Paris & Shawn rode the same bus to school together every day, even sitting by each other.  Plain and simple, they’ve always been friends.  Then Shawn ended up moving to Barron and they lost contact but in 2015 Shawn’s dad started dating Paris’ best friends mom and they reconnected.

Fast forward to October 13th, 2018 where Paris and Shawn were married.  Their wedding took place just outside of Barron, WI at a little place called The Church Barn.  Windy and cold – they still chose to have their ceremony outside.  It was sweet, filled with tons of laughter (and promises of a new race car for Shawn).

Congratulations to these two!  We loved being there to document your day!

Special Thanks to These Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Church BarnCatering: Family of the Couple | Officiant: Jackie Kendzior | Cake :  Made by a family friend |   Makeup: BLUSHHair:  Envy Salon  Gown: Bella Bridal BoutiqueBridesmaid Gowns: David’s Bridal  | Menswear:  Amazon

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The moment when Paris read in her vows that she would let Shawn get another race car – and his reaction!

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