Brittany & Brandon Do-McKenzie | 8.12.2022
What was your color palette? Why did you choose those colors?
Our color palette was mostly neutrals including black, taupe, white, light pink. We chose these colors because we wanted a modern, classy, and timeless look.
What was the inspiration for the look and feel of your wedding?
Simple, classic, and modern with a touch of boho.
Why did you choose to host your wedding at Celebrations on the River?
We fell in love with the venue immediately when we toured the place. It offered everything we wanted from the outdoor altar, outdoor space for our guests to enjoy, beautiful indoor space for our dinner/reception, and a wide variety of decor options we could choose from that made planning so much easier! The coordinators were amazing to work with from the very beginning and were there every step of the way to ensure a smooth process.
What was your favorite moment of your wedding day?
Our favorite memory of our wedding day was being able to celebrate with our family and close friends on the dance floor! We had the best time and the dance floor was filled all night!
Would you change anything if you could do it all over again?
We wouldn’t change a thing! We had the most amazing day all thanks for our family, friends, vendors, and the Celebrations staff!
What was one thing you obsessed over, but realized it did not matter?
I spent a lot of time choosing songs to play during our ceremony, cocktail hour, grand march, and dances. They are special but ultimately were not as important as I thought they would be.
What advice do you have for future couples planning their weddings?
Allow others to help you throughout the planning process even if it’s little tasks. Take off a few days to one week before the wedding day to do any last minute things so you don’t feel too stressed the day before and the day of. It is important to relax and enjoy those days leading up to your big day too! Also, remember to soak up every little moment of your wedding day because it truly flies by!
How did you manage your guest count?
We determined our guest count after making a list of family and close friends we for sure wanted to invite and made sure it was in line with our budget. We kept track of our guest list and RSVPs through Zola.com.
Who were your vendors? (DJ, Photographer, Flowers, Hair/Makeup, Dessert, etc.) How did you choose them?
DJ: KC Entertainment which was suggested by our coordinator. We were SO happy with him. He listened to all our requests and was so helpful throughout our day! He hyped up our guests for our grand entrance like i’ve never seen! The dance floor was packed all night long.
Photographer: Kanyon Photography. Her style of fun and candid photos and editing style really aligned with what I was looking for. Her pricing was also very reasonable. We couldn’t be happier with our photos! She was SO fun to work with and made us laugh so much! We couldn’t be happier and will definitely be going back to her for future photos.
Flowers: Monet Floral in La Crosse, WI. They were also suggested by our wedding coordinator and exceeded our expectations! The flowers were so beautiful and we received so many compliments for our guests! Very easy to work with and did all the setting up day of.
Hair: Taylor Anderson at Tease Salon in La Crosse, WI. She was referred to us by a friend. She was so nice and made sure my hair was exactly how I envisioned it. She was very quick to do all our hair and did an amazing job.
Makeup: Brooke Weber at Parlour Fifteen Beauty Lounge in Bangor, WI. I chose her based on other reviews and seeing her work on instagram and facebook. She is a natural at what she does and was incredible to work with!
Dessert: Cupcake Artistry which was suggested by our coordinator and friends. The cupcakes were delicious and had so many flavors to choose from!