Posts Tagged ‘Wisconsin’

Kristin + Dustin: A Snowy Pastel Barn Wedding By Emily Steffen Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Kristin and Dustin had originally hoped for a Christmas wedding, but couldn’t find a date. Fate works in weird ways sometimes, though—there was two feet of snow on the ground for their May wedding! Set at The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wisconsin, this pastel stunner combines the best of Spring and Winter celebrations. Special thanks to Emily Steffen for sharing the day with us! From the lilac bridesmaid dresses to the amazing ceremony lighting, we are absolutely smitten.

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Meagan + David: A Luxe Romance in Milwaukee by Emily Steffen Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Meagan and David’s sophisticated Wisconsin affair is one of the most romantic pink and ivory weddings we’ve come across in quite some time.  From the bride’s chic ballerina bun to the stunning assortment of blush and champagne bridesmaid dresses, these late fall nuptials are a picture-perfect snapshot of classic elegance with a feminine twist.  Special thanks to Emily Steffen for sharing these gorgeous, airy photos of the day—they are beyond inspiring.

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A Touch of Rustic & Trend by Paper Antler Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This week’s real wedding was a pure celebration of family, friends, great food and tons of dancing. Lissa and Paul aimed to throw a great party, choosing the lush Hilltop in Spring Green, Wisconsin as their unique venue. Paul works as a nurse in a local ER and is also a flight nurse in the Air Force; Lissa works as an attorney. The ten-month engagement was an incredibly busy time, as Paul was deployed overseas, they bought a new house, and, about three months before the wedding, they found out they were expecting their first baby! Whew..!  They still pulled off one heck of gorgeous and sweet wedding.  The décor balanced rustic details with a touch of ikat trend and a dash of peachy romance… all captured beautifully by the good folks at Paper Antler!

Lissa was such a classic beauty in a Romona Keveza Legends gown and matching mantilla veil, while the bridesmaids wore grey chiffon frocks by J. Crew to complement the organic palette of greys, greens, and soft peach.  The couple wed surrounded by loved ones and the great embrace of nature. 

The drought that struck the midwest over the summer let up just in time for the wedding — it was raining on and off on the day-of. Luckily, the rain, which lit up the lush green landscape, stopped thirty minutes before and they were able to host most of the festivities outdoors.  After a cocktail hour of lawn games, guests settled into a romantic nook on the property for a reception of rustic beauty.

Daffodil Parker wove peach garden roses into the décor adding a soft romantic element against the trendy ikat patterned table runners and rustic display of candlelight.  Instead of a wedding cake, the couple opted for fresh-out-the-oven homemade cookies and ice cream. The guests loved it!

Be sure to head over to the full gallery to enjoy more inspiring photos from the day!

Massive congratulations to Lissa and Paul on their new family!

 Photography by Paper Antler

Bridal Gown by Romona Keveza Legends from l’atelier couture

Bridesmaids Dresses by J. Crew

Venue: Hilltop – Spring Green

Florals by Daffodil Parker

Hair by Rachael Drechsel & Mark Steele Hatlen

Invitations: Designs by Red

Rentals by Event Essentials

Catering by Lombardino’s

Reception Music by Hometown Sweethearts


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Homespun Wedding in Madison by Paper Antler Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

These photos are so fresh and very sweet…

(Just love that Paper Antler).

Jen and Charlie married at Quivey’s Grove in Madison, Wisconsin; it was a rustic, homespun fall wedding.

The couple met in Thailand while he was learning to become a scuba diving instructor and she was teaching English.  Charlie is from the Southwest of England and Jen is from Wisconsin. After having enough of the tropical heat, they moved to New Zealand where Charlie proposed!

The bridesmaids looked pretty in mix and match turquoise dresses by J. Crew and Jen was completely lovely in a dress by David’s Bridal.   Furnished with dark wood chairs, exposed beams, and rustic lighting, the ceremony took place in the stable at Quivey’s Grove.  Connie Engmann officiated.

They spent hours and hours making all of the decorations for the wedding. Jen and her mom crocheted and sewed all of the bunting used behind the alter and for the reception. Charlie painted and sewed all of the buttons for the table numbers (Jen felt like the luckiest bride)!

For dessert, there was a spread of pies from Hubbard Street Diner in Middleton.  There were ten in all: fall classics like pumpkin, apple and pecan and then some of their favorites – French silk, peanut butter silk, and black forest- YUM! A friend of the bride made a small cake for cutting. There’s more from the bride, just below!

Thanks to Charlie + Jen and Jonny + Michelle for sharing this wedding with us!

Photos by Paper Antler Photography

(psst. if you haven’t heard Paper Antler is traveling around the country ALL of 2012 photographing weddings.  Double bonus is that they’re donating $1,000 from each wedding towards an amazing nonprofit that works to rescue children who are victims of human trafficking.  There are a few dates left, so check out their route and schedule and book ’em)!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Quivey’s Grove

Florals by Abundance Acres

Bridal Gown by David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses by J. Crew

Bride’s Hair by Holly’s Salon Studio

Officiant: Connie Engmann

Ceremony & Reception Music by Krause Family Band

Cranberry Chutney Favors by Quince & Apple

Pies by Hubbard Street Diner

From the Bride: I was never one of those girls that knew what sort of wedding she wanted from a young age, but when we started planning the wedding we quickly decided we wanted a wedding that reflected us as a couple, so we wanted something rustic, crafty, colorful and intimate. Since we were living in New Zealand and weren’t able to look at very many venues, we chose somewhere we were familiar with. Once we had decided on Quivey’s Grove- so many things fell into place. The venue was beautiful – dark wood, a charming old home and very eclectic décor. – – I love food, all kinds of food, but it was really important that we sourced everything for our wedding as locally and sustainably as possible (food, flowers, services) and supported small businesses.

We didn’t have any particular color scheme – I love color, all colors and so we tried to incorporate lots of colors – especially into the table decorations. Even though we had a fall wedding we wanted to stay
away from typical fall colors – red, orange, browns… For the ceremony we used mainly white and pinks and all colors for the rest.

The weather wasn’t perfect – it sprinkled on and off during the day, but I don’t think anyone noticed – and in the evening we had a lightening storm, which I think everyone enjoyed. We had originally planned a late summer wedding – but we pushed the wedding back and decided to have an indoor wedding and I’m glad we did – I would have been worrying about the weather for weeks before the day.

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