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Hende + Mike’s Wedding Story in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Our warm Wisconsin wedding morning began at The Charmant Hotel in September. The building, a renovated candy factory from 1898, provided exposed brick walls and large windows. Hende honored her Grandmother by wearing her beautiful vintage ring. Moments were separately captured as the ladies and gents prepared for the big day.

Hair by Katrina Lowe | Makeup by Nicole Christine Styling

This grand and elegant ceremony took place at The Cathedral of La Crosse, built in 1864. The wedding party strolled down the isle upon a custom made runner to mark the occasion. Hende’s mermaid gown from The Wedding Tree lit up as Mike saw his bride for the first time walking towards him with her father.

After our time at the Cathedral, the wedding party hopped on a party bus for some La Crosse pictures fun. We thought it would be only fitting to photograph the very spot the couple locked eyes for the first time, just outside of Legends on Pearl Street. We also chose to photograph the wedding party on the iconic Mississippi River Blue Bridge, also known as the Cass Street bridge, connecting Wisconsin and Minnesota over the river. Last we stopped at Riverside Park before heading to the Waterfront for quick cocktail shoot in Hende’s place of work.

The guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the patio of the Waterfront’s Cargill Room which provides views of the Mississippi and Pettibone Park. Check out the ice sculpture!

The rest of the evening included tearful speeches, great food, dancing and a photo booth by Photo Booth Entertainment complete with goofy props. The evening ended with a sparklers and the couple’s favorite band, TUGG!

DJ Unforgettable Entertainment


To see all of the photos from Mike + Hende’s wedding day, click the link below. To purchase prints and photo products for your home or gifting, use the ‘Large Images for Print’ Gallery only. The gallery is easy to navigate, and products will be mailed directly to your home! IMPORTANT- Please do not take screen shots as it decreases the quality of the file. Please contact us with any questions HERE.