The first time we met Shelly and Brian it was obvious how much fun we were going to have on their wedding day. And they didn't disappoint. They chose Grand Geneva--specifically, the Evergreen ballroom--as their reception venue for a very special reason: it was there at a friend's wedding they had met years previous.
The road conditions made for an interesting drive over to Chapel on the Hill for the ceremony in a trolley bus, but thankfully we made it around Lake Geneva safely. We had taken their engagement photos at the stables of Grand Geneva on a different freezing cold day, so we figured why not this day?
The bridesmaids ran in and out of the bus to keep warm, stealing a groomsman jacket whenever possible. The falling snow made for the perfect backdrop for all of the photos throughout the day. While summer is always a fun time of year to be shooting, there is a beauty and purity to winter that surpasses all seasons--but the warmth and love that Shelly & Brian share couldn't have been a more perfect couple to put in that backdrop.