I first met Dawn and Jayson in a coffee shop in Madison. I was there to shoot their engagement photos. We had a fun time exploring the city and the capital building. They planned a classic Door County wedding where their friends and family could have a mini-vacation.
The morning of the wedding, Jayson and his groomsmen went out to the golf course where Jayson scored a hole-in-one. It was really amazing, but everyone had to keep on reminding him that there was something else important happening that day.
Dawn and the girls got ready in one of the rooms. We did photos of the bride and bridesmaids inside since it was windy outside, and we didn’t want her to mess up her hair. Then we did a “first look” where Dawn and Jayson could touch but didn’t see each other. I could tell how much in love by how nervous they both were.
The ceremony was outside with a beautiful back drop of the bay and the tall trees around the Landmark. After the ceremony, we went down the road to get some shots on the beach and in the trees. With a storm coming in, the clouds were amazing.
The reception was very nicely put together and included fun things for the guests like a popcorn bar, but the best part of the evening was the dancing! After the mother/father dances, they took a break and then Dawn came out in a “dancing with the stars” outfit. And the two of them lit up the dance floor with a custom salsa dance they had been practicing for months.
It was a beautiful day. It was a lot of fun getting to know Dawn and Jayson throughout the process. I wish them all the best.
Wedding Date | September 22, 2012
Wedding Dress | Vera's House of Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen Suits | Du Bois
Wedding & Reception Location | The Landing Resort
in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
Bridal Party Flowers | Flora
Reception Table Flowers | Orchid Garden Center
Cake | FlourGirl Patissier
Popcorn Bar | Double Delights
Dance Lessons | Fred Astaire
DJ / Photo Booth | Matt, Elite Music
Photographer | Jason Mann, Jason Mann Photography
2nd Shooter | Jackie Jeanquart, Jason Mann Photography
Assistant Photographer | Carey Hale, Jason Mann Photography
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