Krista & Alex’s Warner Park Wedding

Last weekend’s wedding was lovely – I’m still in awe of Krista’s DIY floral skills!  Krista & Alex got married at beautiful Warner Park Recreation Center on the east side of Madison.  They opted for an outdoor ceremony under a huge tree that provided the perfect amount of shade on a blue sky, puffy cloud day.  The forecasted rain held off all day, for which we were grateful.
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Krista & Alex wrote their own vows.  They were simple, funny, and possibly even brought a few tears ;).  krista&alex_madisonwedding2016-41 krista&alex_madisonwedding2016-40 krista&alex_madisonwedding2016-39 krista&alex_madisonwedding2016-38 krista&alex_madisonwedding2016-37

The moms! <3

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The wedding party got ready at the Hilton downtown.  I probably never would have found the elevators, courtesy of their mirrored doors.  Thankfully I have awesome timing and made it to the lobby at the same moment as Krista & Alex. 😉
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Turquoise shoes matched her bridesmaids dresses to a t!krista&alex_madisonwedding2016-59krista&alex_madisonwedding2016-58The moms are just so cute!!

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The details just kept coming at the reception venue.  The park has a lovely “recreation center” with a huge event room for formal events.  Two walls are completely windows for dreamy lighting that set off Krista’s DIY details beautifully!!
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Feast your eyes on the pink starbursts.  These jars of delightfulness rested on the end of the selfie stick table!

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After a few portraits, we hurried back to join the guests for dinner (during which, awesome soundtrack music was played!!!) and dancing.
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We snuck away for some more portraits after the dancing started.  Thank you both for trying whatever silly thing I asked you to do.  These are my favorites.  <3 
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krista&alex_madisonwedding2016Krista and Alex, your wedding was beautiful.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of it!!