June 15, 2022
After meeting Nikki & Josh last summer for their iconic La Crosse Engagement Session, I had a feeling that their La Crosse Center Wedding would be a huge party! While I was right about the joyful and celebratory attitudes of their family and friends, what I didn’t anticipate was just how meaningful and emotional their wedding day would be. There were multiple moments when Cody and I were either teary-eyed and smiling through it!
Nikki chose to incorporate multiple first looks into the day, and each one was unique and beautiful! Her first look with her bridesmaids, some of whom had never seen her dress before, was full of joy and beaming smiles. Then, she shared a first look with her father. They both became tearful as he turned around and saw her, which Nikki said was totally unexpected! I think my favorite first looks of the day are tied between Nikki and Josh’s first look and Nikki’s first look with her Grandma. When Josh first saw Nikki, his eyebrows rose and you could see the happiness light up his eyes. And Nikki’s sweet Grandma was just overcome with happiness – I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!
Nikki and Josh were married by one of their closest friends, and he created one of the most meaningful wedding ceremonies Cody and I have ever witnessed. Throughout his message, he touched on his friendship with Nikki and Josh, how close they all got during their college years, and how much he valued them both as individuals and as a couple. During the ceremony, he listed qualities of both Nikki and Josh- like how dedicated Nikki is and how trustworthy Josh is. He listed multiple qualities of each of them, and asked the audience to raise their hands when he listed a quality that they agreed with. If that wasn’t sweet enough, he listed qualities of Nikki and Josh as a team, and had the crowd stand when they agreed with him. Seeing Nikki and Josh look out into the crowd of their closest family and friends as they stood up in agreement and encouragement was incredibly powerful and beautiful!
And if you thought the rest of the night was just a party, you would be wrong! While the dance floor was hopping, the speeches that came before it were just as special as their wedding ceremony. It is obvious that both Nikki and Josh’s families are full of love and admiration for the two of them as a couple. They are surrounded by family and friends that support them and were ready to celebrate!
Enjoy our favorites from Nikki and Josh’s La Crosse Center Wedding!
Nikki & Josh, it was truly an honor to capture your beautiful wedding day! We know that whatever the future holds, your marriage will remain steady and filled with joy. We are cheering you on!!