From the Photographer: Mike and Charise had a Lake Monona backyard wedding at his parents’ home. After the ceremony the bridal party boarded a pontoon boat for a lake tour and champagne toast before arriving at the cocktail hour at the Monona Terrace Rooftop. For the reception table cards, Charise made more than 150 little paper boats. There was a bottle for guests to write a message to the bride and groom, and oars for the guest book. The boutonnieres had little ropes on them and they tied the knot during the ceremony.
Mike proposed to Charise on the rooftop of the Monona Terrace, so the final portraits I took of them on their wedding night was in that very spot.
WEDDING DATE: June 11, 2016
CEREMONY: Private Residence
RECEPTION: Monona Terrace
Photography: Melissa Grace Photography
Her Ring: Jared
His Ring: Chalmers
Flowers – Rainbow Floral
Transportation: Parents’ pontoon boat from ceremony to reception, Rite-Way Leasing for guests
Cake: Karen the Cake Lady
DJ: Kuhl Entertainment