Nick and Bonnie know how to entertain their guests! Their day included a barbershop quartet, flash mob, live band, and pole dance routine – it ended up not being just the best day ever, but the best. party. ever! Let’s not forget that their grandparents were part of their bridal party – the grandmas got to toss flowers down the aisle and grandpa looked so dapper being in charge of the rings. Before any of the celebrating started though Bonnie and Nick did a first look with just the two of them under a willow tree and then shared their own private, hand written vows before their formal nuptials with family and friends. I stayed far enough back and behind the branches to give them privacy, but if you want to know what it’s like to be a wedding photographer – imagine being the only other person that gets to witness those very moments with a couple before they say “I do”. It’s kind of crazy to think about and something that gives me goosebumps as I live the day over again going through the images – I am so, so grateful that couples chose me to tell and curate their story start to finish!
So many vendors helps Nick and Bonnie’s wedding turn out amazing, thank you for your hard work! Venue: Riverview Gardens | Wedding Coordinator: Cara Winsand | Officiant: Arnie – friend of the couple | Florist: Artful Rose | Hair: Mint Salon | Baked Goods: Happy Bellies Bake Shop | Videographer: Simply Love Films | Caterer: Stone Cellar | Band: The Presidents | Entertainment: Aerial Dance Pole Fitness
Mr and Mrs VandenPlas:
Sock monkeys hold a special place in Bonnie’s family so she included it with her detail shots!
Time for the first look!
Best flower girls and ring bearer! Even their canes were decorated!
Mr and Mrs V!
The accessories and florals were spot on!
The entire bridal party! Attendants, officiant, and flower girls/ring bearer!
These mini donuts from Happy Bellies Bake Shop were gluten free AND delicious!
The barbershop quartet was a nice touch for the guests during cocktail hour 🙂 Such great performers!
Nick’s family coordinated a surprise flash mob after dinner was served – so fun!
Bonnie attended pole fitness classes while she lived in Appleton and made sure to show her guests what it was all about! Talk about strength and endurance!
The Presidents rocked the stage all night!
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