As cliché as it sounds, our wedding was a fairy tale. Our ceremony was at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, where I’ll never forget walking down the aisle with my dad, as the sun shone through the stained-glass windows. Locking eyes with my soon-to-be husband, who was smiling from ear-to-ear, I tried hard not to tear up! Although thunderstorms were predicted periodically that day, we lucked out with sunny and 80-degree weather, perfect for a trolley ride around La Crosse after the ceremony.
Weddings by Nancy did a fabulous job turning the Cargill Room into a work of art. I’ll never forget walking in and seeing the beautiful décor for the first time. Our colors were a soft peach and gold. English roses, peonies, and giant tulips decorated the ornate table settings, and dangled from ceiling fixtures. The floating candles and centerpieces gave a romantic, elegant feeling. An all-white dance floor, and lighting made it more special.
One of our favorite moments was when the Paul Mabin band played the acoustic version of “Latch” for our first dance. We got lost in the moment. I remember feeling on top of the world because I just married the man of my dreams. The band did such a great job, and there wasn’t a single moment where the dance floor was empty. At one point during the night, the band stopped playing and told everyone to go outside. Not knowing what was going to happen next, Dan and I were instructed to press a random lever—and a firework show started! This unexpected surprise, which we viewed overlooking the Mississippi River with family and friends, was a definite highlight.
Countless moments made our day unforgettable. It’s hard to choose our favorite but, thanks to our photographer, Tiffany Brubaker, and Jake Ladd films, we have awesome pictures and a video that captured all the memories of that perfect day. TWM
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