Sometimes the big, schmancy wedding is just not your deal. Joe and Nicole were feeling “meh” about doing a big, traditional celebration, so they decided to go their own way and plan a much more intimate day that the two of them could get excited about. Their plan? Get married at the courthouse, have a few friends join them for dinner, and save the rest of the money they would have spent on a big bash for an epic trip to Europe.
Mmmhmmm. Sounds good, right? Priorities, people! I like their style.
And so it was. :) They invited me over to their adorable apartment to document them getting ready together. Super low-key. Then, we hopped over to Green Lake for some portraits before heading to the courthouse. They invited only their parents to the courthouse ceremony. And after, they celebrated with pizza at Tutta Bella. Noms!
Nicole’s friend designed these announcements. SO CUTE.
And Nicole’s dress? Stop it already. It was a perfect match for her fun personality.
Loved these postcard guest response cards.
They got the best spot in the [court]house. It might be the holy grail of all courthouse wedding locations.
Best judge/photo assistant ever!
After the ceremony, we snagged some photos with their parents…
…and had enough time for more portraits (and a stop for a celebratory post-wedding cocktail!)
Clearly I’m a fan of stuffy photos…. Just kidding! SHOW ME YOUR WALRUS FACE!
Congrats, you two!