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Wedding Ceremony Backdrops

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Have you ever considered what your guests will see as they watch your ceremony?  I have noticed over the years that many times the guests were looking into the sun during the ceremony.  Brides and grooms are having their ceremonies later in the afternoons so that the time between the ceremony and reception is shorter. Even though a sunset wedding ceremony may sound romantic, the guests may have a hard time enjoying your ceremony if they have to stare into the sun. This can also be a problem for ceremonies that are held in front of water with the sun reflecting off the water into the guests eyes.

This weekend Rev Frank and I noticed that very situation at a venue that has recently remodeled and they faced the ceremony space towards the west. Most of the guests were not very happy about it as they held programs over their eyes or squinted to see. As beautiful as the back ground was, I noticed the guests were anxious to get inside after the ceremony.

Another trend for inside weddings is colored lighting.  Many DJs provide this service and it can be fabulous as a ceremony backdrop. Lighting can be customized to your wedding colors or just used to enhance the venue.  In winter ceremonies many times the lighting is blue to help create that winter feeling.  In a space where there is curtain ( especially black) as a backdrop it is really important to do some sort of lighting behind the ceremony.

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Some indoor venues may have backdrops to choose from.  At the Masonic Temple in Eau Claire they have 15 different backdrops available to pick from.

When you are planning your wedding ceremony be sure to take a moment to see the ceremony from the guest’s point of view. This can make all the difference in “how good” the ceremony was.  The wedding ceremony is what the little girl inside of you thought about as you were growing up and picturing yourself as the bride so make sure to have a great backdrop.

Have you ever had to squint at a wedding you attended on a sunny day?

Will you be checking out the backdrop at the next wedding you attend?

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Eric & Kelsey Schmetzer – 6/21/14

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 The wedding ceremony of Eric and Kelsey Schmetzer was held on June 21, 2014 at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire WI.

     Eric and Kelsey chose navy and orange as their colors which was a beautiful combination.  They had two adorable flower girls with an orange dresses and wings.  See our facebook pictures.  So cute!!!   

     Later they had a reception at The Florian Gardens.  

     Eric and Kelsey may you be blessed with many sunny days and happy moments in your lives.  We wish all the best.   Congratulations!!!


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Kevin & Taylor Dendinger- 6/14/14

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Newlyweds Kevin and Taylor Dendinger










The wedding ceremony of Kevin and Taylor Dendinger was held on June 14, 2014 in Eau Claire WI.  The rains began shortly before the ceremony so it was held underneath a tent giving a more intimate atmosphere to the event.  Shortly afterwards a reception was held catered by Dickie’s BBQ.

         Kevin and Taylor may you be blessed with many wonderful adventures and may you be surrounded by love from friends and family.

     Congratulations to you both!!!

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Josh & Samantha Dahl – 6/7/14

                             Newlyweds Josh & Samantha Dahl with Rev. Frank Nowak

       The wedding ceremony of Josh and Samantha Dahl was held on June 7, 2014 near the
lakeshore at Kamp Kenwood near Chippewa Falls, WI. 
       Josh and Sam performed a Unity Sand ceremony during the wedding.  A reception was
held in the lodge at the camp.
       Josh and Sam may you be blessed with happiness and joy throughout your marriage.
May you have lots of adventures and truly enjoy the new experiences waiting for you.
       Congratulations Josh and Sam!!! You make a beautiful couple.

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Tyler & Katherine Heinz – 5/31/14

                               Newlyweds Katherine and Tyler Heinz

      The wedding ceremony of Tyler and Katherine Heinz was held May 31, 2014 at
Hickory Hills Golf Club near Eau Claire, WI.  The weather was predicting rain although
Tyler and Katherine were through with their ceremony before the rains came in.
     For their Unity Ceremony Activity, Tyler and Katherine planted a tree together as shown
in the picture.   Their reception was also held at Hickory Hills Golf Club.
      Tyler and Katherine may you treasure the coming adventures you experience together
on your journey forward with each other and may you be blessed with many friends and
family who support you.
       Congratulations to you Tyler and Katherine!!!

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