Come on get happy!
That’s exactly what Katy and Derrick had in mind when they rented a school bus that was decked out as the “Partridge Family-come on get happy” bus for their wedding party transportation. Despite no air conditioning on a humid summer day, their driver kept the group laughing, and the couple agrees – it was one of the most memorable parts of the day.
Katy and Derrick met in La Crosse during undergrad. Coincidentally Katy lived in an apartment with five other girls, right across the hall from Derrick, who lived with five other guys. The best part? Three of the guys in the one apartment married three of the girls in the other. Sounds like a fairytale, I know.
For the couple’s June 2012 wedding they chose the Crown Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa for the reception, since they had many out-of-town guests. From their wasabi green bridesmaid dresses to bottles of Corona, their summer wedding was full of fun.
“When everything was said and done, there was not one thing that we could complain about,” Katy said. “We had a blast and couldn’t have asked for a better day.”
Even Derrick agrees that the day and details were perfect. “I really enjoyed being involved in planning the details of our wedding, which not many guys do.”
Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Date: June 16, 2012
Photographs: Jon Good Photography
Ceremony site: St. Mary’s Visitation Parish in Elm Grove, WI; Officiant: Fr. Davide Filut; Ceremony musicians: Meg Weishar (aunt of the bride); Reception site & caterer: Crown Plaza; Reception entertainment: Sound by Design; Gown: Hartland Brial; Bride’s hair & makeup: Vici Capilli; Bridesmaid dresses: Miss Ruby Boutique; Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse; Rings: Lasker Jewelers; Florist: Mayflowers in Brookfield; Baker: Creations for the Moment