Manitowoc Wedding: Abbi and TJ’s Wedding at Silver Creek Park

When a couple chooses to work with KLEM Studios to capture their wedding day, we make sure we get to know them on a deeper level and form a connection with them. Abbi and TJ shared a lot of crucial information with me during their wedding planning process, but what stood out to me the most was the hopes and dreams they have as a couple: to grow in love in Christ and in each other, and to adventure together and explore the world for the rest of our lives.

With the sun shining through the trees along the lakeshore at Silver Creek Park in Manitowoc, Abbi and TJ shared an intimate and emotional First Look. They were able to laugh, cry, hug, and kiss one another in private before their wedding, stealing a few moments for just the two of them. Surrounded by family and friends, they shared their heartfelt vows as the breeze lifted their words into the sky. With the waves of Lake Michigan lapping the shore nearby, they shared a beautiful first kiss as husband and wife. Guests walked along a wooded path to the on-site wedding reception. The creekside pavilion was stunning with its arched ceilings, natural light, and rustic feel. As the sun slowly set outside, Abbi and TJ swayed and twirled to their first dance in front of the loving eyes of their nearest and dearest.

In a roughly 30-day span, these two graduated from their doctorate programs, found their future home and jobs, married, and moved across the country to start their next chapter. I would say that’s a pretty good start to “adventuring together and exploring the world” for the rest of their lives. Abbi and TJ, I am so incredibly grateful that our paths crossed. Best wishes to you both, and thank you for your friendship.

Much love and appreciation,


Thanks to all the amazing wedding vendors that helped make Abbi + TJ’s big day wonderful!

Ceremony + Reception: Silver Creek Park, Manitowoc Wisconsin  // Catering: Brian’s Smokehouse //  DJ: Musicbox Entertainment // Dress:  Justin Alexander  // Dress store: Vera’s House of Bridals // Florals: Costco // Event Planner: Rustic Bride Wedding Rentals // Hair stylists: Shear America Salon