Stefanie + Dustin — The Perfect June Wedding at Bennett Barn in Watertown, Wisconsin

This wedding was one for the books! Stefanie + Dustin put an abundance of thought and detail into their perfect June wedding at Bennett Barn in Watertown, Wisconsin! I simply cannot get enough of this venue and its owners! It was a beautifully breezy day, which made for some incredible shots with Stefanie’s stunning veil!

I met the ladies at the wonderful Wildflower Beauty  as they were putting the final touches on their hair and makeup! We then headed for Bennett Barn so Stefanie could get in her dress and relax a little before her reveal with Dustin! If you haven’t seen the Bennett House (which they graciously open up to their wedding clients to get ready in) you must take a look at these indoor shots! It’s such a dream to photograph in! After Stefanie + Dustin’s super sweet first look, we took some wedding party + family portraits. Their wedding day was so relaxed and smooth sailing, I barely felt like I was actually working! Stefanie did things a little differently and had her beloved pug, Daisy as her maid of honor, she was probably the cutest darn MOH I’ve ever seen, hands down!

This bunch was so fun + thoughtful and the amount of love and respect they have for Stefanie and Dustin was consistently shown through out the day. Their ceremony was filled with lots of smiles, laughter and ‘awhhhs’, especially as Miss Daisy made her way down the aisle! Since these two opted for a first look, we were able to get all of the wedding party + family portraits done beforehand so they could spend even more time with their guests! I couldn’t get enough of all of the beautiful details Stefanie incorporated into decorating the barn. Giant, handmade paper flowers garnished the photo op backdrop for their guestbook, as well as above the dessert + S’mores bar, bow shaped napkins, and the theme of navy and white stripes ran through out the venue to name a few! Maureen, the owner of Elegant Arrangements, did such a fabulous job on Stefanie + Dustin’s florals, they were the perfect touch to every table and coordinated so well with the wedding party’s attire! Everyone feasted on one of the best wedding meals I’ve ever had the privilege of having from Upstairs Downstairs catering and then devoured some splendid baked good from Bloom Bake Shop (they never disappoint)!!

Fast forward to the reception where everyone danced the night away, thanks to Felix and Fingers | Dueling Pianos! I have never photographed a wedding reception where there were dueling pianos and I’m telling you, these guys were absolutely incredible and amazing entertainers! They came with a list of songs as well as took any requests from the guests! The pianists were a complete reflection of the type of people Stefanie and Dustin are: fun, energetic, and unique, so it’s no wonder they chose to hire them for their reception! 🙂

I always try to steal my bride + groom away at sunset for a few photos in that gorgeous light and we were not disappointed! The night carried on with barn kitties, dancing to classics, drinking, yard games, and lots of wonderful conversations filled with inside jokes and old family stories!

Thank you Stefanie and Dustin for allowing me to capture such a beautiful love story. I am so excited to see where God leads you two in life!

Also, a huge thank you to all of their outstanding vendors, it was such a joy to work with you all!

Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

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xx

Kaley Rae

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