Kim & Kyle’s vintage inspired wedding at The Venue in Janesville, Wisconsin was beyond amazing. I was lucky enough to have photographed Kim’s brother’s wedding many years ago and was thrilled to have the chance to be around this family again. It is so nice to reconnect with people after so many years.
Kim and her Mom had a beautiful vision to incorporate family and their love of all things vintage! Heck YES!! I love a good flea market and antique stores are my jam. I couldn’t wait to see how it all came together. It was so beautiful… everything… but my most favorite part of the whole day was Kyle simply staring at Kim throughout the entire wedding ceremony. Seriously, most of the photos I have from the ceremony Kyle is stealing glances at Kim.
My second favorite bit from the day was when Kim’s Mom told the story of Kim & Kyle’s first date. Kyle had been asking Kim out for quite a while and Kim kept putting him off. Kim was lamenting that if she blew him off again that she knew he would never ask him out again. So being the ever wise mother, she told Kim, “For goodness sakes! Just go out with the guy already!! It isn’t like you have to marry him!” But both Kim and Kyle told me that after that first date they both knew rather quickly that they had found something special.
Here is from Kim & Kyle about their big day:
Kim & Kyle What were some of your favorite moments from the day?
Kim: My favorite moment of the day was probably my first look with my dad. Even though it was a complete and total bawl fest between me my mom and my dad haha. But my other favorite part of the day was kissing Kyle for the first time as officially husband and wife!
Kyle: Kyle said his favorite moment of the day was watching me walk down the aisle toward him. His other favorite moment was all the speeches that were given by our friends and our siblings they were so touching and meant a lot to the both of us.
Your wedding was amazing, unique and oh so beautiful! Tell me about your planning and inspiration.
Kim: My inspiration for the day was definitely my love of antiques (that i’m sure i managed to get from my mother). The Venue went so perfectly with the vintage/antique style I wanted my wedding to be. My mother and I went on antiquing trips to find all of our centerpieces which were old mirror dresser trays that we chalk painted and then pink depression glass cake plates. We love antiquing together, so we always had a blast going out searching for them. We also took time with my mom and her friend Tina and made all of our bouquets, boutonnieres, and our center pieces. My dad made our door table that had all the old wedding pictures and our guest book sign and card house. He was truly the mastermind behind all of our decorations. He even made an extension for the stage of the venue literally the day before the wedding so we could fit our table on the top with the trellis he made. I’m so thankful for all of their help.
My family means everything to me and it was very important to me to make sure so many special pieces were included in our special day. For instance, our cake table was my great grandmothers buffet table. Our cake topper was my Grandma and Grandpa Marshall’s cake topper and we took the head piece from my mother’s veil and made it the base of it. Our guest book sign and our card house were made from the lath of my Grandpa Amundson’s tobacco shed. The wrap of my bouquet was my mothers veil and she sewed a blue “A” hanky that was hers onto it for my “something blue”.
What made me decide to have all of my family’s wedding dresses displayed at our wedding was my obsession with my Grandmothers dress. I used to put it on when i’d go visit her and i always wanted to be able to wear it for my wedding day. My grandmother took such good care of and told me I was more than welcome to wear it, but I was afraid of altering it or having something happen to it so I chose to display it instead as well as displaying my great grandmothers dress, her maid of honors dress, my mother’s dress and Kyle’s mother’s dress. Having all of these pieces at our wedding made me feel like even passed family members were there celebrating with us. We really couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Any advice for other couples?
Kim: Our advice to other couples would be to just enjoy every bit of planning your wedding. Don’t get too stressed out or sweat the small stuff, and definitely don’t overthink anything. Everything will work out and it goes by so fast. The best advice we were given before our wedding was to make sure you set aside some time for just the two of you to enjoy the moment.
The Venue Downtown Janesville
JL Richards Oregon Wi
The flowers for the church:
Red Hot Ken Scott WJVL Mobile DJs
Our cake :
Sweet Street Bakery New Glarus Wi
Mary Redden my amazing second photographer
The guys were locked out of the dressing area so they found themselves a janitor’s closet and problem was solved!
Wedding Day selfie & obligatory facebook status update: check
This is also the face I make when someone tells me to choose only one piece of wedding cake.
Be still my heart, Kim and her Dad just slay me.