Ashley & Tony | Holmen, Wisconsin wedding photographer

Love in the fast lane…

That would be a good description for Ashley & Tony’s wedding. They both have many ties to auto racing from relatives in the sport as well as Tony being a mechanic & race car driver himself. You could say that racing is in their blood and not be far from the truth at all. On July 25th, I was in Holmen, WI for their wedding when it actually wasn’t too long ago during March that I was taking their engagement pictures in La Crosse. Their smiles said it all their wedding day. And a beautiful day it was…

Whether nerves, happiness, excitement or all three – Ashley was all smiles while she got ready with the help of her bridesmaids…

smiling bride

They didn’t see other beforehand, so we did formals of each side of the bridal party separately. Soon around 400 guests arrived and the ceremony began. During their Catholic wedding ceremony, they bowed their heads in prayer…

wedding ceremony

Everyone quietly listened and paid full attention during the ceremony. Well, almost everyone… ; )

ring bearer in aisle

Before we knew it, the ceremony was done and after they kissed, there was a little surprise for them. Every guest was secretly given little checkered flags before the ceremony. As Ashley & Tony turned around when announced as husband & wife, everyone celebrated by waving their checkered flags…

waving checkered flags

After a few stops at some bars and some burning rubber along the way, we headed to Stony Creek Inn for the reception, the racing theme decorated their cake as well!

checkered ribbon on wedding cake

Before the dance, we headed out back for some outdoor photos in the back with the bluffs in the background. As the wedding party cheered on, Tony dipped his wife for a kiss…

a kiss in front of cheering wedding party

After some more photos of just the two of them, Tony got into a more fitting wedding vest…

groom getting new vest

Their Grand March was announced like the start of a racing event while all the guests cheered them on. Of course, when you have a wedding party tunnel, you normally get stopped to kiss…

a kiss during Grand March

Advice for any couples out there planning to get married in the future — Have fun!

fun with friends

Like most first dances, their first dance was beautiful…

first dance at Stony Creek Inn

After the Father/daughter dance and the Mother/son dance, everyone joined in on the dance floor and they were rockin’! And getting low too…

getting low...

During the garter removal, Tony got arrested. Well, not really…

groom getting "arrested" during garter removal

Two of the groomsmen were police officers and had planned a secret surprise for him. To everyone else, they probably thought Tony did something wrong. I think once they realized who it was, they knew it was joke. But a good one!

It was a blast at your wedding, Ashley & Tony! Thank you for having me! I know you’ve been patiently awaiting for these photos. While you may be living in the fast lane, just remember to slow down once in awhile and enjoy the love you both have for each other! You don’t want to be stuck “in the pits”… Congratulations to you both!!!

bride & groom

Click on their wedding photo above for more pictures from the wedding day!

6 Comments

    • August 9, 2009
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    AWESOME!!!!!!

    • August 10, 2009
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    This is amazing photography! It was such a joy looking at the unique eye of the photographer. Awesome pictures!!

    • August 10, 2009
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    Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Thank you so much Porter!!! You were so much fun to work with and captured the perfect moments of our day!!! I’m highly recommending you to anyone with an upcoming wedding.

    • August 11, 2009
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    AWESOME!! You did a fabulous job! I cannot wait to see all the pictures……and have no idea how I’m going to choose!

    You were awesome that day, Shannon! It was so nice to meet you and work with you. Thank you for spending a very, very special day with us!!

    Tony’s Mom

    • August 11, 2009
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    Forgot to say how cute the story and pictures are at the beginning of the page!!!! You are terrific!

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