Jen + Mike: A Laid-Back Wisconsin Wedding

 
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What do you call a wedding with donuts, confetti, and piñatas?  

Fucking awesome. 

Jen + Mike met on Match.com, and she noticed right away that he was from Michigan, so the joke now is that neither of them was sure if their first few dates were actually dates, or just Michigan Tech alumni meetings! They admit they've come a long way from him thinking she was 'too fancy' to go ice-fishing, and her thinking he'd never be willing to don roller skates (did I mention she skates for the Quad Squad in the local women's flat track roller derby league, the Mad Rollin' Dolls?) 

When it came to planning the wedding, they wanted a laid-back vibe, great food and drinks, and to celebrate with friends, family, and donuts! I'm pretty sure they checked all the boxes! Their dessert food was, of course, donuts, and not just any donuts, but sprinkle donuts, which are my very favorite kind! Jen even had a donut dress she changed into at the reception! Mike's two girls were very involved in the wedding as well, as flower girls, and as an important part of the ceremony, since Jen + Mike were not only joining together as wife and husband, but as a whole family unit. 

Not only were there donuts (can you tell how excited I was?!) but they also had an amazing fajita bar, biodegradable confetti, and piñatas! There was a piñata for the kids filled with candy, and then a piñata for the adults filled with mini bottles of booze! Both went over very well, as you can imagine. ;) Jen was hilarious, walking around with piles of confetti in her dress pockets, and randomly throwing it up in the air to punctuate points in conversations. At one point, Jen + Mike went out for some golden hour pics with Rob and I, and we got the kids to stand around them and throw SO MUCH CONFETTI at them while we took photos. It was amazing! 

Jen + Mike threw a wedding that was fun, colorful, and all them! Congrats to this happy couple and newly formed family! 

--Sam 

Here are the vendors (with links) that helped make their day awesome! 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lussier Family Heritage Center

Officiant: Wendy Wilbur (Allie Gator from the Quad Squad) 

Wedding DJ: DJ Milbot (Hammer Abby from the Quad Squad) 

Wedding Coordinator: Shan Sontag (Shantastic McAwesome from the Vaudeville Vixens) 

Hair & Makeup: Brideheads

Donuts: Greenbush Bakery 

Catering: Upstairs Downstairs Catering