A Pirate Wedding

bride and groom kissing in front of a colorful sunset

Surrounded by close friends and family atop a large pirate shipped nestled in front of Treasure Island these two joined hands, exchanged vows and became man and wife! A couple months after returning home from their Vegas wedding trip they invited all their friends and family to celebrate their love for one another with an equally magnificent pirate themed wedding reception! No detail was left out, with her gorgeous gown and lace pirate coat, or his authentic pirate captains coat, hat and boots! I really enjoyed capturing so many great moments throughout the evening, a personal favorite was when they shared their first dance as man and wife and rocked the dance floor! Wedding Date: November 8th, 2014 Wedding Reception Location: The Orchard in Baldwin, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | www.ciogiart.com | facebook.com/ciogiart.lifestyle.photography | All Rights Reserved©

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Kissing in the Rain \\ Wedding


The ladies started their day with mimosas and laughter in their hotel room not far from the ceremony location. It was so beautiful watching as moms eyes welled up while she assisted her daughter in getting into her wedding dress.  Close family, friends and the bridal party gathered outside to share in the bride and grooms first look. There wasn’t a single dry eye watching as the couple looked at each other for the first time all day and sharing their love, such a perfect moment. The ceremony took place outdoors under a quaint little white gazeebo bordered by a field and a cute little pond just outside the reception location. As the guests arrived and were seated together awaiting the start of the ceremony, behind the scenes emotions started to heightened in excitement for the big moment when they would walk down the aisle and say, “I, do!” The…

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Happily Ever After \\ Wedding


It all started in Baldwin, WI at Mystical Rose Gardens, one of the most beautiful wedding venues I have ever had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at! The beautiful bride and her lovely ladies got ready in one of the cozy retreat buildings on site. I just love when a bride and groom decide to keep traditions alive by agreeing to not see one another until she is walking down the isle to meet him in matrimony! We still managed to do most of the formal photographs before the ceremony, being very careful to keep the blushing bride out of site of her husband to be. The ceremony was outside in a gorgeous courtyard surrounded by a white picket fence with flowers, shrubs and trees. The whole area was decorated so beautifully, from the homemade signs, the wood and flower filled mason jar center pieces, to the ladder photo…

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