• Connie Wunder

Laura and Matt's Dreamy Day!

Updated: May 29, 2021

May 15th 2021

Laura and Matt were among my 2020 couples that were faced with the difficult decision to postpone due to the pandemic. My heart feels especially overjoyed that their dream day finally came to fruition. Believe me folks, it was so worth the wait!

The couple exchanged vows at Christ The King Church in Kenosha, WI which is just steps away from The Stella Hotel and Ballroom where their reception was held. We experienced a slight drizzle off and on that day, but nothing would dampen the spirits of this crowd! In fact, I've never seen a bridal party or guests more relaxed and ready for fun than this group! I believe that everyone was just so delighted to finally be together celebrating these two that nothing could dampen the mood. The heartfelt speeches invoked tears as well as fits laughter and the first dances were awe inspiring to say the least! The night was exuberant and I'm pretty sure none of us wanted it to end. It was the perfect day for a perfect couple!

Is there any greater privilege than helping you little girl get ready on her Wedding Day? I simply adore these mother daughter moments.

The moment Laura's Dad and her Bridesmaids saw her for the first time was so sweet. I can only imagine all the childhood memories that flood his head at that very moment. Once again, he was in complete awe of his little girl.

Laura and her girls share a sweet embrace, a tender moment that I'll never forget. It's so beautifully depicts friendship as its finest, I may have to frame it for myself!

Ahhh the kind of photo wedding dreams are made of!

You know those butterflies you get in your tummy when you meet your soulmate for the first time? Yeah, you get them again on your Wedding Day too : )

I could stare at this picture all day! Laura was the true definition of elegance.

Matthew eagerly prepares to see his Bride for the first time.

But first, strike a pose! Looking good guys!


The Ceremony

Finally Mr. & Mrs. Bauke!!

To have and to "hold" from this day forward, ha!

The Daddy-Daughter Dance & Mother-Son Dance always make me tear up.

Reception shenanigans, gotta love it!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Bauke! All of us had way too much fun, so let's plan to do it all again for your 10th anniversary okay?


Ceremony / Reception Venue - Christ The King Church

Reception Venue, Hotel and Catering - The Stella Hotel and Ballroom

Second Photographer - Shannon Z Photography

DJ - Source 1 DJ

Dress designer - Martin Thornburg, a Mon Cheri Collection Purchased at

Cake - Robin's Next Cakery

Bridesmaids Dresses - purchased at Nordstrom, LuLu Blush Gown

Groomsmen and Groom Attire - Formally Modern

Invitations - Minted

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