Joyful Eau Claire Wedding at The Florian Gardens

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Over the past year, I have met with Kirstie & Erik four times, and so it was truly no surprise at how wonderful their joyful Eau Claire Wedding at The Florian Gardens would be.

Kirstie & Erik met while they were both going to school at UW-Eau Claire. Erik was the upstairs neighbor to Kirstie’s best friend and happened to tag along one night when they went out for drinks. After that night it was a bit before they saw each other again, but that didn’t stop Erik from asking for Kirstie’s number when they saw each other out awhile later. Two short months later Erik moved to Texas for grad school where he stayed for 2.5 years. These two spent a lot of time on FaceTime dates and of course traveling to see each other in various locations (their favorite thing to do).

Three and half years after they started dating, Erik gathered their families in Eau Claire so they could walk through the lights at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls. It was there under the gazebo that Erik asked Kirstie to spend the rest of her life with him. Of course, you know what she said because I am about to share their beautiful wedding photos with you!

Special Thanks to These Vendors

Ceremony Location: Hope Lutheran Church of Eau Claire | Reception Location: the florian gardens Florist: Local Blooms  |Dessert: Sam’s Club | Entertainment: Beckfield Entertainment |  Makeup & Hair:  Estilo Salon |  Gown: The Wedding Shoppe, Inc.|  Menswear:  Muldoon’s Menswear

brides earrings and wedding invitation at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
wedding rings at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
bouquet with grandparent charms at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
shoes, earrings and wedding rings at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
bride's gown hanging near windows at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
entry table with guestbook wood slab and escort cards at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
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groom getting ready at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
groom doing his hair and smiling at the camera at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
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groom and his gift from the bride at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
groom and his gift from the bride showing it to the groomsmen at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
bride getting into her gown at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
bridesmaids and mom fluffing dress layers at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
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bride reading her letter from the groom and opening her gift of diamond earrings at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
father of the bride seeing the bride for the first time at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
father daughter first look at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
church decorations of candles and eucalyptus at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
groom and best man fist bump before the ceremony at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI
bride getting her veil put in at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
grooms mom walking groom down the aisle at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
father walking daughter down the aisle at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
bride and groom seeing each other for the first time at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
dad giving his daughter away at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
I thought this moment was so absolutely sweet, and during toasts later in the day Kirstie’s father mentioned how walking Kirstie down the aisle was like dropping her off at daycare so many years ago only this time it wasn’t so hard because he knew that Erik would take care of Kirstie the same way he would. Cue the tears!
wedding ceremony at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
couple sharing their vows at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
couple exchanging rings at wedding at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
couple doing their love lock ceremony at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
couple and their first kiss at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
couple recessional at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
grooms family portrait at Hope Lutheran Church in Eau Claire
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table decor of candles and wood slabs at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
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bride and groom separate portraits at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
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groom and groomsmen at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
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bride and groom in daisy field at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
wedding bouquet by Local Blooms in Eau Claire
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bride and groom portraits at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and groom portraits at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
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guests enjoying cocktail hour at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
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couples first dance at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
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mother son dance at wedding atThe Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
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