The Castle wedding - Appleton, WI - Heather & Clay

She was the most organized bride I have ever met, he the most easy going groom in a long time. In a nutshell, Heather and Clay could not be an any nicer or more lovely couple.

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The beautiful set up for Heather and Clay's ceremony.

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Bridal details...

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Their wedding was full of personalized details… They had a ring-BEAR-er! 

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They opted for the first look. I love when couples do that! It's always a moment of calm tenderness. 

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It rained. And then, it poured. And then it stopped raining, but it was already dark. Needless to say, we only had five minutes to take photos outside the castle.

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The cool bridal party!

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Yes, here's the mentioned ring BEAR-er!

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Unlike many couples, Heather and Clay decided to go with the handfasting ceremony.  The custom made rope represents many facets of their relationship.

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Photos around Houdini museum….

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Almost right after the ceremony we headed to the reception venue:  Fox Banquets Rivertyme Catering in Appleton.

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Heather and Clay put in a lot of work to make their wedding special and unique. 

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In lieu of a guest book, their family and friends got a chance to write on puzzle pieces. What a great idea!

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One of the most unique parts was the guitar picks. One of the most appropriate 'keepsakes' since Clay is in a band.

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After a delicious dinner, the guests partied hard. It's safe to say that everyone was on the dance floor at one time or another.

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I loved working with with Heather and Clay… from their fun engagement session to their beautiful November wedding. 

Thank you. Dziekuje!

Gosia