Relaxed Wedding at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire

Brittany & Jake in a quiet moment together at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire.

On Halloween of 2014, a friend of Brittany’s casually invited Jake along to a peddle pub ride – and as Brittany says, “the rest is history.”

When I asked Brittany & Jake how they wanted their wedding day to feel, they said they wanted it to feel like a relaxed wedding at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire with a feel of a backyard BBQ – but prettier. Oh, and it was absolutely perfect, I would say that it was one of the most relaxed weddings I’ve ever photographed! So you nailed it guys!

The week of their wedding I called Brittany & Jake and they let me know that two very special people in their bridal party would be missing the day of the wedding – one being Brittany’s maid of honor who was due to have a sweet little boy within days, and Jake’s cousin. As a surprise Brittany’s maid-of-honor made a video of her speech so that each guest could watch as Brittany & Jake were on FaceTime with her (isn’t technology amazing?)!

So, while these two are enjoying their relaxing honeymoon I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from their day. I’m so thrilled to introduce you to: Mr. & Mrs. Faanes!

Special Thanks to These Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Florian Gardens Florist: Allure Premiere Event Florists |Dessert: Augusta Bakery & Randy’s Family Restaurant | Videography: Roggie Films |   Makeup & Hair:  Sapphire Salon & Maintain with Lexi  Gown: Allure Romance from The Wedding Shoppe | Bridesmaid Gowns: Kennedy Blue from The Wedding Shoppe | Menswear:  Men’s Wearhouse | Stationery: AnnaMarie Vaughan Design | Mirrors & Calligraphy: Sweet Legacy | Entertainment: In The Fields

the wedding invitation and brides earrings at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
boutonnieres and bouquet by Allure Premiere Event Florists in Eau Claire
groom reading the letter the bride had written him at The Metropolis Resort in Eau Claire
groom and groomsmen getting ready
brides mom zipping her into her gown and bride putting her earrings in
Bride & maid of honor who couldn't attend the wedding on FaceTime, and their portrait together.
Brittany and her maid-of-honor had a small moment before the First Look on FaceTime to talk about the day. Here’s their portrait together!
Brittany & Jake's first look at the Florian Gardens
surprised groom at the first look in Eau Claire
bride attaching the grooms flower and the couple smiling at the camera
bride and groom smiling at the camera with a lake behind them in Eau Claire
bride and groom portraits at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire bride and groom share their first look infront of a lake
bride and groom portraits at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
first look infront of a lake
black and white portraits of the bride and groom
bride laughing and the groom looking at her at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire bride and groom share a sweet moment before the ceremony
brides family portraits at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and groom with ringbearer and flower girls at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
grooms family at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bridal party at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and groom laughing infront of the bridal party at at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and bridesmaids in baby blue dresses at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bouquets by Allure Premiere Event Florists at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and bridesmaids laughing at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
groom and groomsmen with their jackets off at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
groom and groomsmen smiling at the camera at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
groom and groomsmen with suspenders and jackets off at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
guest arriving at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
guests arriving and smiling for the ceremony at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
pergola decorated by Allure Premiere Event Florists of Menomonie
pergola and wedding bouquet by Allure Premiere Event Florists
groom and parents walking down the aisle for the ceremony at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and dad take a selfie walking down the aisle at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
brides father hugs bride as he gives her away at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and groom under the pergola at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
groom flubs up vows and makes a face at the camera
When you flub up your vows, it makes a great little moment!
bridal party during the ceremony at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
first kiss at the ceremony under the pergola in the garden at at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and groom during processional at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
recessional at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
guests enjoying the day at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
guests enjoying the warm weather in the gardens
bouquets and flowers by Allure Premiere Event Florists of Menomonie
bride and groom portraits in the gardens in Eau Claire
Centerpieces by Allure Premiere Event Florists and Mirrors by Sweet Legacy
bride and groom under lights at the florian gardens
donut display at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
centerpiece at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
donuts instead of cake for dessert at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bouquet by Allure Premiere Event Florists at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
guests enjoying cocktail hour at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
cocktail hour with Spotted Cow at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
toasts at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
bride and grooms first dance at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
father daughter and mother son dance at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
selfie of the wedding party at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire
guests enjoying the outside at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire

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