August is a popular month for weddings, and it's soon time for the first one - my husbands cousin & her french to-be-husband :) I made them a gift-box w/the gift inside..a plain box made of cardstock given lids from some leftover-chipboardbookpages from Maya Road (Im happy I saved two of them :) ) I decorated it with the Fancy Pants Designs "Splendid" - line- romantic and sweet and perfect for such a love-theme :)

Couldn't find letters that was just the right size for the box, so I painted some old ones (from the Fancy Pants earlier Christmas-line) - first w/gesso because the surface was so smooth, then w/red acrylic paint :)

I needed a card and I just love Hambly for creating elegant wedding-cards :)
Went for a simple one this time, letting the transparency & papers speak for themselves..

Had a quick rehersal-shot with the kids - making sure their clothes for the wedding was ok and stuff (going for a tougher look for Amalie, as this wedding isn't too formal)...

Have a nice weekend :)

Oh, and before I forget - I got an award from Vibeke "I like your style" - thank you so much!!! :)

There's a lot of people out there whose style I admire - on top of my head right now it's Jen Jockish (she makes it seem so easy! And fun! Every single time!), Sasha (mm yeah. don't let your head grow too big now sweetie ;p) and Nic Howard (love her work, they seem to have such depth and play of shadows always). Too chicken to pass on the award properly though, but have been looking for an excuse to mention people who inspire me sooooo thanks for that one :D

Title: "Big Wheel" - Tori Amos

I completely enjoyed planning with this fun couple and Andi I miss our "planning chats". Knowing that this couple wanted more of a wedding experience we designed something fabulous, fun, and befitting of their personalities.

Photos courtesy of UDS Photo


Suzanne and Kodi
June 27, 2009
Green Bay Cathedral

Suzanne and Kodi are one of the most unique couples I've ever photographed. They met in Germany on World Youth Day, a Catholic youth festival. Of the 400,000 young people from over 200 countries they were able to meet and notice something special about one another. Suzanne was from Wisconsin and Kodi from Washington. They fell in love over the long distance and got engaged on their very first dinner date.

Their wedding was amazing - June 27 the day Catholics observe as Our Lady of Perpetual Hope. The high mass wedding at the Green Bay Cathedral was unlike anything I've witnessed. Everything except for the initial marriage rites were spoken and sung in Latin. The one and a half hour ceremony was filled with angelic hymns from the youth choir that Suzanne was a member of.

Their wedding party consisted of their large families and very close friends. All of the wedding party shots included everyone. It was a lot of fun despite the rain!

At the reception I was once again amazed with this couple! They, and all of their guests, were swing dancers! Every time I stepped near the dance floor I was worried about getting injured by a flying arm or leg from the guests dancing. The neatest part was not only where the adults swing dancing but even the kiddos! They had that dance floor packed the entire evening.
For Suzanne and Kodi's first dance (a waltz) they were silly-stringed by some little boys...

Shortly after their first dance all of the guests were treated to an Irish dance performance. The three Irish dancers came out in full costume and put on a great show!

Here are some of my favorites from the day...

Dress: Blue Sky Bridal - Seattle
Cake: Alpha Delights European Bakery - De Pere
Disc Jockey: Gold Medal Sound
Floral: Sam's Club - arranged by bride
Choir: St. Joseph's Oratory Youth Choir
Reception: S.C. Grand - De Pere
Honeymoon: Whistling Swan - Door County

Last weekend the Mustang Fillies reunited for a routine at the Milwaukee Iron game. For most of the girls in the group it has been 8+ years since they were on the dance team.

I was a member of the Mustang Fillies in 2000 and had a blast performing at the games. Here is a photo of me when I danced on the team.

I'm the second from the right.

Most of you may not know this... but I have been a dancer my entire life. I danced on the NCAA ranked dance team at UW-Milwaukee for four years, I was on the professional dance team for the Mustangs and then I taught dance for about 4 years.

Here is the video of my girls... I am so very proud that after all of these years they were able to pull off a half-time routine!


2 weeks of heavy rain and suddenly a very hot Saturday afternoon that seemed to just paved way for Diane and Resty's wedding. It rained cats and dogs the next day.

A date with destiny indeed.