Sometimes you just know. I think that was the case with Justine and Josh and I know it was the case for us. When I first met them atop Rib Mountain, I knew they were the perfect fit for us and would celebrate their love and union in a beautiful way. Well, that was such an understatement. Rothschild Pavilion served as the perfect wedding venue for their winter nuptials and reception.

Their wedding was the best way to start 2014 and we were so honored to be a witness to their vows amidst the ‘Winter Wonderland’ and the sea of friends and family. With Christ as the center of their marriage, Josh and Justine, instead of lighting a unity candle, painted a heart together. It was such a unique and touching example of how two become one.

Justine, with the help of her sister, mother, and dear cousins arranged all the decorations. Many of the creations were DIY projects and the bride herself created nearly everything. There was so much thought and talent that went into the details of this wedding. The bouquet was hand-made and was by far one of the most beautiful. The programs were made to look like the literary works of Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author and poet, who served as inspiration for their fairy tale themed wedding. Justine’s beauty truly is legendary it was hard to not want to photograph just her the entire day. Josh made the perfect prince Charming and in every way is the classic gentleman young girls dream of marrying. All around, their story and their wedding is straight out of a fairy tale and we can’t wait to see how their journey continues in the many years to come!

Josh and Justine were able to suffer the cold for a few short minutes together outside for some warming couple shots while guests enjoyed a hot chocolate and a potato bar. Vegan and gluten-free cupcakes, cookies, chocolate goodies, and more was bestowed upon all who were in attendance. With the #jjhappyeverafter guests could help document their day via instagram. I personally thought this was sheer genius and the alternative to leaving cameras on the tables. It is incredible to see how things have changed in such a short time.  Will our children discover our digital past and will our Facebook timelines become the new family album?

I hope this couple will cherish these images always and create hundreds of photographs from these digital images, but more importantly value each other and be reminded of the day they gave each other to the promise of fidelity and marriage.

Thank you for allowing us to capture your first day as husband and wife,


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Caterer: A Spoonful of Batter, Rockman’s Catering

Dress Store: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria

DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Tailor Made Stamps

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  1. Heather Kessler says:

    Beautiful job guys!! I adore the image of them in the windowsill snuggling!! Kudos to you, James and Katie!!

    • jstok208 says:

      Thank you Heather! Josh and Justine were such a joy to work with, it makes a world of difference. Rothschild Pavilion was such a beautiful venue – we can’t wait to go back next year!!

  2. Wow the pictures are awesome! I know I am partial – as the mother of the bride- but it was a beautiful wedding. Justine is so creative and attentive to details – it really showed! I’m so happy for them and look forward to what God has planned for them. Blessings to you 2 for doing such a great job!

    • jstok208 says:

      Thank you 🙂 We really enjoyed meeting you and your family! Your daughter had such an incredible day. I am sure she could not have gone as well with out all your help, love, and support. The Stokes

  3. Justine Cleveland says:

    James and Katie,
    Thank you so much for the kind words! You both were a delight to work with! I’m in love with the pictures!! <3

  4. Sally Reinke says:

    Hi Dicky Bird; I’ve been watching the wedding pictures with interest….you are so creative! It looked beautiful and I know that Justine and her new hubby had the day of their dreams….much love to you and all.l

  5. Fay Sukow says:

    Absolutely amazing!!! You captured the perfect couple perfectly!!! As mother of the groom, I thank you!!!!!

    • jstok208 says:

      Thanks so much Fay! You gained a beautiful daughter-in-law and it was an honor to capture your son’s wedding. I have not doubt their marriage will be filled with the love and support of both families. J&K

  6. Sheryl Cleveland says:

    Absolutely stunning! You did a great job capturing a beautiful couple!

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