Where do I begin with this beautiful wedding at the Dekoven Center in Racine? We did both photography & videography for Ashley & Dustin’s wedding. The Dekoven Center is an elegant location with a vintage vibe. Ashley chose pastel colors in honor of her Grandmother’s wedding and even chose the same date. If you’ve seen photos of weddings in years past, pastel colors were a thing. I love that Ashley chose modern looking dresses though!
They had their ceremony in the St. John’s chapel, which is set up differently than most chapels, the aisle seats face inwards. We had a second photographer for the ceremony to help with getting all the correct angles. He stayed in the balcony.
There’s two separate rooms connected to the chapel where the couple got dressed in. The room the guys got dressed in had the best light. Ashley gave Dustin some awesome socks as a gift prior to the ceremony.
After the ceremony, formal family photos were held in the chapel, and then the rest of the photos were around the grounds and by the water. It was a super hot day, however it didn’t rain!
The ceremony was held in the Great Hall. The couple had guests put money in jars for a cake smash. The person with the most money in the jars got a cake in the face during the cake cutting. Of course Dustin the groom had the most cash. Ashley was pretty gentle at smooshing the cake into his face too.
For the dancing portion, they hired the BEST DJ ever and played AWESOME dance music – not what you typically hear at a wedding day.
At sunset we took some awesomely epic sunset photos of the couple and then ended the night with sparkler photos!
I have another wedding at the Dekoven Center in September of 2019! – No travel fees to the Racine WI area!
In case you missed it, check out Ashley & Dustin’s engagement photos in Bayview here. I wish them many more years of wedded bliss! Enjoy the photos!
If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding at the Dekoven Center or in the Racine WI area in general and love my style, then let’s chat! Contact me here or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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