Kalene & Chris | Love by the River | Oshkosh, WI
Photographing weddings is always a joy to us. This wedding was a particularly special one because we knew the bride. I first met Kalene back in elementary school. She also went to college with Chee La & I so we’ve known each other for a long time now. Choosing a photographer you trust for your once in a lifetime moments can be difficult so I was thrilled when Kalene asked us to photograph her wedding and even more happy that she has her happily ever after! Chris and Kalene have been together for 10 years and he truly is the other half to her. His goofiness and warm smile made sure she was glowing the entire day. Kalene has one of the most beautiful and genuine smiles.
Their wedding took place at BWP Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center and Kalene made all of the beautiful rustic decorations along with all the floral. Everything came together perfectly. A flowing cloth draped over a lone tree became their alter and behind them was the fox river which offered a cooling breeze to everyone. As the ceremony began emotions filled the air. There were moments of laughter and moments of tears. Chee La and I were also pleasantly surprised to see old friends from high school and college as well. They were part of the bridal party!
After the ceremony we drove all around Oshkosh and photographed the bridal party just having fun and enjoying themselves. They’re such great company. We even stopped by 5th Ward Brewery for them to grab a few drinks and relax a bit.
The rest of the night winded down with a wonderful reception back at BWP Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center. Dinner, speeches, kisses, and so much more filled the night. And of course dancing. Lots and lots of dancing. Somehow we managed to sneak Kalene & Chris away from their friend and families for a bit to take some gorgeous sunset photos right along side the river. It was a beautiful night and we are so thankful to be part of it. We wish Kalene & Chris the best in their future together.
Mai See & Chee La
Couldn't have done it without -- Venue: BWP Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center // Photographer: msxphotos // Cake/Dessert: Happy Bellies // DJ/Band: Matt’s DJ Service // Hair & Make-up: Michelle T Hair // Catering: BWP Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center // Wedding Dress: Elaine’s Bridal // Bridesmaids Dresses: Elaine’s Bridal // Jewelry/Rings: Kesslers // Groom’s’ Suit and Shoes: Du Bois Formalwear // Florist: Kalene Olson // Invitation and programs: Baer Printing // Wedding Planner: Hashtag Events // Ceremony Musicians: Jennifer Leahy // Officiant: One Stop Reverend // Party Bus: Fox Valley Tours
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Our last photo of the night is always with the bride and groom! Updating all past blog posts to include that photo.