We have been eagerly anticipating Mike and Danielle's wedding ever since our engagement session with this down-to-earth couple in the spring. It's not just that they're lovely people (they are), but what we saw during our first session was their honest, open nature and complete comfort with who they are. Mike's a big, burly guy with the kind of square jaw and piercing gaze that could intimidate a person...that is, until Danielle makes him crack a smile. 

So we knew that this would be a wedding that really showcased a bunch of genuine people experiencing all the emotions that come with a big day. From the touches honoring Danielle's late mother, who had been married at the same church many years ago, to Bucky Badger's arrival to kick off a spirited night of dancing, we knew we were experiencing the best kind of celebration. 

And the rain, which threatened all day? It probably made the day better, giving us a bit of time to stop in at the Lone Girl Brewing Co. in downtown Waunakee, and pushed us to improvise and adapt. 

It certainly helped that all the vendors made our day easy. Special thanks to Rex's Inkeeper. St. John's Catholic Church, videography by Stacy Bruner, flowers by Pocket Full of Posie, cake by Craig's Cakeshop, music and photobooth from Sound Solution Mobile DJs, hair and makeup by Malia Wood, and the gorgeous dress from Brandi's Bridal

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