Van Dyn Hoven Wedding

September 30, 2017

Door County, Wisconsin

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VENDORS:
Ceremony Site: Cave Point County Park
Venue: Alpine Resort
Dress: Elaine’s Wedding and Event Center
Men’s Attire: DuBois Formalwear
Flowers: Hobby Lobby
Rings: C.W. Smith Jewelers
Desserts: Farm Inn on Main
DJ: Encore Entertainment
Videographer: Michael Cortes Pro
Transportation: Door County Trolley

 

Bring on the boots, hats, and….dresses!?

The Krueger Sisters

Yep, you read that right! All four sisters now married, the first for 9 years and the latest for only 1 month, and their Mother came up with a brilliant idea: Let’s do a photo shoot with all four of my daughters in their wedding dresses!

From the start I fell in love with the idea! I mean, I’ve never actually seen anything like this and there are no boundaries! With that we started to snowball different ideas. The rustic theme was derived from our location, the parents home and maple syrup shack. The plaid mugs, hot cocoa, boots, hats and blankets were the perfect additions to this chilly November day. The hot cocoa may or may not have had a little extra something added to keep the girls warm!

Let me guess, your thinking “What’s with the pictures on the couch?” Truth is the girls love the TV hit series “Friends” and if you’re a Friends fan you already know where this is headed! Their goal was to recreate the episode where the friends were chilling on the couch in their wedding dresses. So, did we nail it or what!? Plus the inside of their sugar shack is too cute not to photograph.

If you’re in need of all natural maple syrup or honey, be sure to visit the Krueger’s! They are too kind, and happily gave me a tour and sent me home with a jar of honey!

Location: Krueger’s Sugar Bush
Blankets and Mugs: Pottery Barn
Hats: Love Your Melon
Beer: New Glarus – Spotted Cow
Popcorn: Candyland – Minnesota

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The Swiggum Wedding

September 9, 2017

Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes, Wisconsin

Mark and Trisha are Wisconsin natives who have a passion for life and a love for travel. Although they now reside in California, one of their favorite places to visit is the family’s vacation cottage on the Chain O’ Lakes. What they love most about the cottage is the nostalgia they feel when visiting the local store for a 25 cent ice cream cone; or going for a dip in the lake after a long run; or biking along the winding back roads. You get the idea!

This feeling of simplicity inspired them to return here for their laid-back outdoor wedding. The day began at the cottage where the groom and his men got ready on the old front porch. The bride and her gals rented a small boat house a few doors down. When Trisha was ready, Mark went to the end of the dock to await the “first look” at his bride to be! They exchanged gifts, a sweet hand written note from the groom and a custom book depicting their love story made by the bride. We then traveled along the back roads to a spot that Trisha and Mark had chosen to photograph the bridal party. The weather was a perfect sunny and 75.

The bridal party arrived by boat to the ceremony site: a small peninsula overlooking the lake. In the late afternoon hours the sun began to warm the sky, which graced the occasion with a subtle glow. The ceremony was full of good vibes and love as the couple read custom vows. Their brother in-law, who officiated, also added a fun, personal touch.

The Indian Crossing Casino was the perfect reception venue as it is an iconic, old building in the area that features old wooden floors, high ceilings, string lights, etc. The old dance hall definitely has a vintage “dirty dancing” vibe which complimented the nostalgic feel. It’s also located right on the lake where we could watch the sun go down and the night come to life.

Scroll down to view the detail-filled collection of their Summer Wisconsin wedding. Congratulations, Mark and Trisha!

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Vendors:

Venue: The Indian Crossing Casino
Flowers: Primrose Gardens and Gifts
Dress: Essence of Australia
Men’s Attire: The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group
Brides Ring: Blue Nile
Grooms Ring: Naturaleza Organic Jewelry
Guest Book: HassoStudio
DJ: Van Rixel Productions
Videographer: Michael Gehrman Filmworks
Caterer: Rockman’s Catering