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Alyssa + Matt St. Norbert College Wedding

I hope you enjoy Matt & Alyssa’s wedding day as much as I did, hear from them how wonderful our experience was together.

Where was your wedding?

DePere/Freedom, WI. Old Saint Joe’s Church at St. Norbert College and Simply Country Barn.

How did you find your dress?

My mother in law and my mother went with me the day before mother’s day to shop for dresses. I already had in my mind what I wanted, lace ball gown with a sweet heart neckline. Super simple! We went to David’s bridal in Green Bay. The lady picked 4 dresses decided to try the one on I absolutely loved last so I’d keep my mind open. I liked the first 3, they were all incredibly beautiful and what I had come in looking for but just seemed like to much sparkle or to romantic for me. The last one was this plain all lace ball gown with the sweetheart neck line and it was perfect. Ended up sleeping on it that night came back on mother’s day with my mommas and bought it.

How did you two meet?

We met online and talked for a while before actually meeting. We made dinner together on our first date and watched a movie. We talked all night and went for food at Ma Fishers very late at night.

How did he pop the question?

Matt planned on asking me the annual family Brewer game. After finding the right time he popped the question at the start of the 8th inning.

Did you see each other before the wedding?

We did not see each other and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It just made coming into the church and seeing Matt more special and exciting.

What were your favorite moments from the day?

Seeing each other for the first time and also dancing and having fun with family and friends.

Any tips on taking pictures with the wedding party?

We had a pretty big party (16) so it was a little crazy trying to wrangle everyone. But they were pretty good and listening to directions. I actually didn’t tell them anything before hand just that we were taking pictures on the St.Norbert campus and that it was going to be very hot.

How was your experience working with me?

Perfect! We love you. You were so easy to work with and we felt so incredibly comfortable.

What photography related advice would you offer to other couples?

Take pictures with flower girls and ring bearers first (especially if they are little). By the time it comes time to take pictures with them they will be over the whole situation and want to get outta there ASAP. Also don’t forget to take pictures with your ushers! There a big part of your day to! Just make sure you know who all you want photos with and where.

What were the first songs you danced to?

Our first dance was Tennessee Wiskey by Chris Stapleton. My father daughter dance was to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw and Matts mother son dance was to a beautiful song called Mother by Sugarland.

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