Emily and Nick Birren met at a basketball game during freshman year of high school. The connection was instant. Twelve years later, on August 20, 2011, they tied the knot, in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, near the bride's family's summer home.
The bride and groom honored their Catholic and Jewish faiths by incorporating elements from each. They also added personal touches, such as live musicians, a friend’s original song, and a wedding blessing.
In addition to traditional vows, Emily and Nick included a religious unity braiding ceremony.
Emily and Nick slow-danced to "Making Plans" by Miranda Lambert, and then surprised guests by breaking into a choreographed number to "Still the One" by The Orleans. Earlier in the reception, the newlyweds kicked off the party with a group routine to Pink's "Raise Your Glass" that had them and their bridal party making more than just a grand entrance.