On one of the most beautiful August days, Johanna and Aaron celebrated their marriage with their closest friends and family. Under a large tent decorated by the team at Sash & Bow in the Green Bay Botanical Gardens, each plate was adorned with a packet of seeds, and each table had a description of favorite places Johanna and Aaron had been to, such as, “The Spotted Cat: our favorite little jazz club in New Orleans.” The kissing wheel was set up in anticipation of the couple of honor kissing throughout dinner.
Dashing groomsmen, and bridesmaids in flowing pink dresses entered in grand style. Everyone gathered to see Johanna dance with her father to “Landslide” sung by the Dixie Chicks. Johanna and her dad reminisced in their favorite memories and their unconditional love throughout the years, and tears of joy were shared as the song concluded. Aaron thanked his family for playing a role in creating the man he is today, before dancing happily with his hero and role model: his mom. Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like a Rock” finished, and guests took their seats inside the tent.
Before a delicious dinner from Renard's a toast was made to Johanna’s grandmother, who was married on the same day 70 years ago. Monzu provided a scrumptious dessert table that guests savored. After dinner, family and friends surrounded Johanna and Aaron as their love story was recounted from when they met in 2013, to their first date chatting at The Libertine, walking to Hagemeister, smiling and giggling the whole time, until Aaron leaned in and shared his first kiss with Johanna. The story ended with the retelling of the proposal at the Chanticleer Bed and Breakfast in Door County and Johanna and Aaron smiling with happy tears. The two shared their first dance to “Cover Me Up” by Jason Isbell. Not a single dry cheek watched as Johanna and Aaron danced, her beautiful dress sparkling in the last rays of the day.
Music was enjoyed the rest of the night, as Johanna and Aaron delighted in their friends and family, dancing in front of the stars, KLEM Studios capturing each beautiful moment. Songs such as “Fishin’ in the Dark,” “Cowboy Take Me Away,” and Beyonce’s “Love on Top” were played.
It is clear Johanna and Aaron share a deep and beautiful love for each other, and it was an honor sharing music during the wedding reception. Thank you for including SoundFire DJ in your special day.
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