Beautiful & Bright Wedding at The Florian Gardens

Emily & Michael in a field at dusk at their wedding at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI

In June of 2016 two separate groups of friends decided to go out to a salsa club – and it was there on the dance floor of that salsa club that Michael spotted Emily. Michael walked up to Emily, asked her to dance and spent the rest of the night on the dance floor together! It also just so happened that these two were both in Dental School at Marquette in Milwaukee, too!

These two love to travel, love their two teddy bear dogs (remember them from their engagement session?!) and so it was so very fitting that Michael proposed to Emily while they were on a family vacation together in North Carolina. Michael had it all planned out to propose but then it started to pour and was cold during their hike with the dogs. But at the top, Michael got down on his knee and asked Emily to be his wife – rain, fog, dogs and all. She said YES!

Just this past Saturday Emily & Michael were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Eau Claire. Then they danced the night away starting with sparklers outside in the Indigo Garden at their bold, beautiful and bright wedding at The Florian Gardens.

While these two jetted off to Morocco for their SECOND wedding ceremony (that was to be a super secret surprise for Emily — including her gown that Michael’s grandmother is making for her) you get a little preview of their beautiful & joy-filled day.

Special Thanks to These Vendors

Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church | Reception Location: the florian gardens Florist: allure premiere event florists |Dessert: ButtercreamEntertainment, Lighting & Sparklers: Ignite Lighting| Videography: Capstone Films |   Makeup & Hair:  Nicole’s Downtown Salon |  Gown: Bella Bridal BoutiqueBridesmaid Gowns: Foreign 5 | Menswear:  Men’s Wearhouse


bride and groom's rings from Tiffany & Co and wedding invitation with bouquet from Allure Premiere Event Florists
grooms boutonniere with a succulent from Allure Premiere Event Florist and borrowed earrings that the bride wore
couples Tiffany & Co rings and brides shoes
groom getting ready between brother in law and father in alw
groom and best man getting ready
bride getting ready with her mom and groom adjusting his bow tie
bride's mom helping her put her earrings on
bride and mom sharing a moment in the bridal suite at The Florian Gardens
bride and mom crying at The Florian Gardens
bride's dress and glitter Kate Spade Keds at The Florian Gardens
first look at The Florian Gardens
first look at The Florian Gardens
bride and groom at first look at The Florian Gardens
bride and groom reading letters they wrote each other in the gardens at The Florian Gardens
bride and groom portraits with bright bouquet by Allure Premiere Event Florists
bride and groom with bride's bouquet at The Florian Gardens
portraits in the gardens at The Florian Gardens
bride and groom doing portraits at The Florian Gardens
bride adjusting grooms bow tie at The Florian Gardens
bride and groom and bouquet at The Florian Gardens
at The Florian Gardens wedding with bright colors
bride and groom in gardens at The Florian Gardens
bride revealing her dress to her bridesmaids at The Florian Gardens
Only Emily and her mom knew what Emily’s dress looked like – and Emily’s favorite color is pink! So after Michael saw the dress, she surprised her girls in the gardens!
bride knitting at The Florian Gardens
Emily knits and their wedding day happened to be National Knitting Day!
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in June of 2019 in Eau Claire
bridal party waiting for the ceremony to start at Immaculate Conception Church in Eau Claire
bride and father before they walk down the aisle at Immaculate Conception church in Eau Claire
flowers at ceremony at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire by Allure Premiere Event Florists
Immaculate Conception Eau Claire Wedding
altar decorations at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire by Allure Premiere Event Florists
ushers and guests at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
groom and parents walking down the aisle at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
bride and father walking down the aisle at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
groom crying at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
I adored Michael’s reaction to Emily walking down the aisle with her father!
father giving away daughter at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
priest with couple laughing at their wedding at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
Emily & Michael exchange their vows at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
wedding ceremony at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
guests in prayer at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
dipping first kiss at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
Best First Kiss in History Award goes to: Emily & Michael!
couple in recessional at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
family photos at wedding at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
family portraits at wedding at Immaculate Conception in Eau Claire
table decor at The Florian Gardens by Allure Premiere Event Florists
reception decor at The Florian Gardens by Allure Premiere Event Florists
ball room and decor at The Florian Gardens by Allure Premiere Event Florists
ballroom and lighting at The Florian Gardens by Allure Premiere Event Florists
wreath centerpiece at The Florian Gardens by Allure Premiere Event Florists
bridesmaids at The Florian Gardens
groomsmen bridesmaids at The Florian Gardens
bridal party bridesmaids at The Florian Gardens
fun bright wedding  at The Florian Gardens
bridesmaid and bridal bouquet at The Florian Gardens by Allure Premiere Event Florists of Menomonie
buttercream of Minneapolis wedding cake at The Florian Gardens
wedding cake by Buttercream, Inc. of Minneapolis at The Florian Gardens
centerpieces for bright bold wedding at The Florian Gardens
cupcakes by Buttercream of Eau Claire at The Florian Gardens
family portraits in the gardens at The Florian Gardens
guests enjoying the patio at The Florian Gardens
kids at a wedding at The Florian Gardens
Love the little ones! I want to be the little guy chilling in the shade – living his best life for sure!
couple visiting with guests at The Florian Gardens
father giving a toast to the bride and groom in the ballroom at The Florian Gardens
father giving toast at The Florian Gardens
couple thanking guests at The Florian Gardens
couple cutting their cake at The Florian Gardens
couple visiting with guests at The Florian Gardens
guests in ballroom at The Florian Gardens
entryway decor at The Florian Gardens
dinner and meal at The Florian Gardens
bride and groom at The Florian Gardens
couple kissing at The Florian Gardens
couple kissing when grandpa answers toast question at The Florian Gardens
couple with guests at The Florian Gardens
wedding at The Florian Gardens
patio floral centerpieces at The Florian Gardens by Allure Premiere Event Florists
first dance in the Indigo Garden at The Florian Gardens
first dance with sparklers outside at The Florian Gardens
guests at The Florian Gardens
father daughter dance and mother son dance at at The Florian Gardens
couple with sparkler machine at The Florian Gardens
bridal party throwing confetti at The Florian Gardens
couple in the gardens at dusk at The Florian Gardens
couple portraits at The Florian Gardens
couple smiling at the camera at The Florian Gardens
Emily carried a special bluebird and bees on her bouquet all day.
couple in a field at The Florian Gardens
Couple in two black and white photos at their Eau Claire Wedding
couple smiling and kissing at their Eau Claire Wedding
couple snuggling in a black and white photo at their Eau Claire Wedding
couple at dusk at their Eau Claire Wedding
couple laughing during their slideshow at their Eau Claire Wedding
dancing couple and guests at their Eau Claire Wedding
dance with ignite lighting of Minneapolis

Love these? Let’s talk more about capturing your day! Email me at: christy@christyjphotography.com

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