I recall when I first talked to Samantha last summer, she and Justin were in the early stages of planning their small town spring Wisconsin wedding. Samantha was finishing up some work training and constantly travelling between Barron and Rochester so they could spend time together. Between their work schedules, we decided to chat on the phone about their upcoming wedding. One of the things that first stood out to me when I asked Samantha & Justin about how they picked an April date for their wedding was that they chose the date based on the fact that the church was available and they wanted to get married. Although you might be thinking – well, yes isn’t that the way it goes – yes generally. It was just the way in which they said it… the day was about them getting married and their love. I knew right then that I would be so excited to document their day.
“Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me whispering again and again and again: I love you.”
Samantha & Justin also love travelling together – it’s a huge part of who they are as a couple and even got engaged on a short little adventure to Duluth, MN! In case you forgot how these two met, it was shortly after Samantha began working as a respiratory therapist at Mayo in Barron. She was working her rounds and Justin, a paramedic noticed her when she happened to be in the emergency room. So, you could say that true love was found in the ER. After a bit of nudging from their fellow co-workers Justin got the courage to ask Samantha on a date. A couple of Facebook messages later, phone numbers were exchanged and now they are married!
We enjoyed every minute of their sunshine filled April wedding day – the leaves were just starting to pop with little bits of green sprinkled around. The rain had quit and the ground dried up at our favorite park just in time for their wedding this past Saturday. I’m so happy to have been the one to document the start of this adventure for Samantha & Justin… congratulations and I hope you two enjoy your mini-honeymoon to Green Bay and your Caribbean honeymoon this fall!
Church: St. Paul’s Catholic Church | Reception: The White Pine | Bride’s Gown: Stella York // Elegant Occasions | Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Alfred Angelo // Foreign 5 | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang // Men’s Warehouse | Florist: Foreign 5 | Cake & Cupcakes: Bloomer Bakery | Hair: Krystals Kuts & Kurls | DJ: All Occasions