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wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

Last Saturday’s wedding reception was designed by Weddings By Nancy and held at the elegant Cargill Room of The Waterfront Restaurant in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It’s located right on the Mississippi River, directly across from Pettibone Park beach, at the south end of Riverside Park. With over a 180 degree view of the river, you also have a perfect view of the Cass Street & Cameron Avenue bridges looking downriver.

If you haven’t been able to attend an event held there, let me share some photos with you. It is definitely one of the most picturesque wedding venues in the La Crosse area.

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

wedding reception at The Waterfront Restaurant | La Crosse, WI

This is the beginning of ongoing posts for those of you who are planning weddings. I will show a few photos of different wedding venues to provide an inside look of the different options available to you. As I bring you inside of each wedding I shoot, and all the love & emotion within them, allow me to bring you inside the locations where all the fun happens!

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Shannen & Nick wedding photographer | La Crosse, Wisconsin

It was a beautiful Spring day last Saturday for my wedding in La Crosse, WI which was held at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish. Once I arrived, we started right in with pictures as Shannen & Nick decided to see each other prior to the wedding ceremony as well as get all formals done beforehand. It’s always a nice moment when the bride & groom see other for the first time and its normally staged. Even though it’s staged, it doesn’t prevent such beautiful emotion between to people.

They saw each other outside since the weather was so nice and here’s a nice little moment between them…

Bride and groom seeing each other for the first time in La Crosse, WI

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Jane & Kevin wedding photographer | La Crosse, Wisconsin

October 18th, 2009 – I traveled to La Crosse, WI on a cool, foggy Saturday morning to the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman to photograph the wedding of my clients, Jane & Kevin, from Chicago, IL. Jane was originally from La Crosse and came home for her wedding.

One thing I notice when it happens to be cool or cold outside on a wedding day, is when I arrive at my location, the temperature doesn’t seem to bother anybody. I wonder if that’s from the love between two people about to get married…. that I just do not know for sure, but it is something that I notice.

After Jane & Kevin saw each other for the first time, I started with their portraits prior to the wedding ceremony. The Cathedral is a beautiful church…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

After the ceremony, they both proudly walked down the aisle as husband & wife…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

After family & bridal party portraits, before going to The Waterfront Restaurant for the wedding reception, we headed to Riverside Park for some outdoor photos to capture some of the beautiful autumn colors. I can tell that these two are so much in love, always looking at each other & smiling…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

We then arrived at The Waterfront and after greeting their guests individually, dinner and toasts – it was time for their dance to begin. They provided dance instructors to teach the guests swing dancing! They also had a seven piece live band to play music to fit…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

After the swing dancing lessons, it was time for Jane & Kevin’s first dance. I could tell they took a few lessons at some point as it was a beautiful first dance…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

And then the dancefloor opened up to all the guests and they danced the night away. I could tell a good time was had by all…

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography

It was such a pleasure to be of service to you both, Jane & Kevin! I thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful wedding day with each of you and all of your family & friends! I wish you both a happy & healthy future full of love together…

Click on the photo below to see more images from Jane & Kevin’s wedding day.

La Crosse Wisconsin wedding photographer | ©2008 Shannon Porter Photography