Bride and groom in giant bubble exhibit in Milwaukee

2023 Year in Review: What a Year!

What a year! After the pandemic-induced dry spell, our weddings have kicked back better than ever. We had a large group of weddings with creative brides and grooms and were able to execute some lovely, one-of-a kind weddings. Here, we get to celebrate those couples as we wrap up 2023! 

In this blog, we will often give vendor shout-outs, and would encourage you to visit their websites. To do so, we’ve added links to the vendor names themselves, so you can just click on each name to be directed to the vendor’s website.

Danielle & Cody

Danielle & Cody celebrated their love story with their 3 children, their family, and their friends at Camp Alexander in Wisconsin Rapids. This venue helped establish a laid-back and romantic outdoor vibe, which worked especially well for a kid-friendly wedding where their children could enjoy a beautiful summer day and the celebration of a lifetime for their family. 

Photographs by Chloe Ann Photography

Bride and groom recessional walking down the aisle
Outdoor rustic wooden seating at camp wedding
Bride and groom holding hands in a field

Jessica & Adam

Jessica and Adam worked hard to surprise their guests with so many delights at their intimate wedding at a VRBO Property in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. They had a backyard, lakeside ceremony, complete with a Wild Fire Pizza food truck, matching sweat suits for all, a dance party on the dock, campfire, and margaritas. What a happy day!

Photos by Donna Miller Photography

Couple walking down the aisle after ceremony
Back deck wedding reception dinner table setup
VRBO property backyard wedding reception
Wildfire pizza food truck
Bride and groom walking on the beach
Bride and groom first dance on dock overlooking Lake Michigan

Andrew & Mackenzie

This sweet couple celebrated their love with a Stevens Point wedding, with a reception at Eron’s Event Barn. This classic day celebrated all the delightful parts about them, including a mid-day stop to get King Cone ice cream.

Photos by Joy Photography

Bride and Groom walking into Eron's Event Barn
Bride and Groom snuggling outside in a Wisconsin field
Wedding party running down a hill in Wisconsin

Margaret & Michael

Under the perfectly chosen stars in the planetarium sky (from the night they met in Israel), Margaret and Michael wed at the Milwaukee Public Museum. We also loved capitalizing on the fact that the Bubble Exhibit was happening outside and allowed for such fun photos between the ceremony and reception! Their reception in The Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit was a delightful family style dinner. What a magical day from start to finish.

Photos by Anya Kubilus Photography

Bride and groom kissing in Milwaukee Public Library
Bride and groom right after planetarium wedding ceremony
Bride and groom at the bubble exhibit
Wedding reception at Haymarket Square
Family style meal at museum wedding reception
Bride and groom kissing in a closing elevator

Shannon & Michael

These two are a complete blast. Shannon and Michael planned a Wisconsin Northwoods backyard wedding with a sunflower theme, complete with a booze cruise, clear party tent, and huge smiles and laughs all day long. 

Photos by Beau Petersen Photography

Bride with bridesmaids in autumn dresses with sunflowers
Wedding party on booze cruise on Wisconsin lake
Bride and groom cheers at head table at tent reception
Bride and groom kissing after tent reception in the evening

Haley & Paul

This backyard wedding in Waupaca was charming as all get out. In the backyard beside the lake, under a perfectly sunny sky, Haley and Paul tied the knot and celebrated all day with their best people. We loved getting Dane’s Hall decorated and ready to go – a main street staple of Waupaca, and the perfect accommodations for such a fabulous wedding reception!

Photos by Sarah Ascanio Photography

Bride and groom together in a convertible on wedding day
Lakeside Waupaca wedding ceremony
Dane's Hall reception venue

Abbey & Tyler

Abbey & Tyler chose Stevens Point’s SentryWorld as their venue, and we can’t say enough about weddings here. The grounds are spectacular, the interior spaces are gorgeous, and the event team there is a dream to work with. This was a beautiful wedding, top to bottom! The cherry on top was the amazing floral talents by Evolutions in Design which tied everything together.

Photos by James Stokes Photography

Bride and groom outside at SentryWorld
Wedding backdrop with florals
Large floral centerpiece from Evolutions in Design
Bride with bridesmaids in light blue
SentryWorld wedding reception interior
Bride and groom together at flower hole at SentryWorld

Emily & Kian

Emily & Kian got married at the amphitheater at Rib Mountain State Park – a completely stunning view on a perfect day. They opted for a reception at The Folk Farm, and with their decorating and outfit choices, the day turned out whimsical, magical, and colorful. 

Photos by kbattle Photography

Bride and groom with indie wedding party at Rib Mountain
Wedding ceremony at Rib Mountain amphitheater
Colorful banners at outdoor reception
Bride and groom at Rib Mountain on wedding day
Wedding reception at The Folk Farm
Bride and groom kissing in front of colorful banner at wedding reception

Brittany & Chris

On the same day as Emily & Kian (above), Brittany and Chris also tied the knot at an amphitheater: this time, at Schmeeckle Reserve in Stevens Point. We are thankful to have multiple wedding planners on our staff so we can pull off double wedding days like this! As for UWSP’s Schmeeckle Reserve: what a  gorgeous spot for a ceremony, under the tall pines of a nature preserve! Their glam reception at Muse at SentryWorld was a complete party, and so beautifully photographed.

Photos by Lisa Young Photography

Wedding ceremony at Schmeeckle Amphitheater
Bride and groom recessional at Schmeeckle amphitheater wedding
Reception space at SentryWorld Muse
Bride and groom cut the cake together at glam wedding

Ellen & Dan

This Wausau wedding was completely charming, even with rain. Ellen and Dan’s ceremony at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau had full smiles and full rain, and full charm. The following day, the party continued with a Rib Mountain State Park reception, including chairlift rides to take in the fall colors. Can’t get enough!! 

Photos by Portraits by India Lawless

Wedding ceremony at Leigh Yawkey Woodson art museum
Bride and groom walking under umbrella at museum wedding
Bride and groom on chairlift on wedding day with fall colors

Lindsey & Craig

This Central Wisconsin wedding had the most gorgeous fall weather, and great photos to prove it! Lindsey & Craig had a Catholic church wedding with a reception at Memories in Plover, and their day was accented with beautiful florals from Detailed Designs Floral Boutique.

Photos by Ruxin John Photography

Bride and groom walking together to ceremony chapel
Wisconsin fall wedding with bridemsaids in green
Bride and groom in front of river on fall Wisconsin wedding day

Kim & Jesse

Kim and Jesse opted for a romantic and cozy wedding with all their best people at Camp Jorn, and had a camp wedding complete with a canoe ride during golden hour. We loved planning this wedding alongside these tremendous people!

Photos by Molly Jo Collection

Bride and groom together at camp wedding in Wisconsin
Bride and groom walking down to lake on wedding day in the fall
Bride and groom in canoe in Wisconsin fall

Gabby & Dan

What a way to wrap up our 2023! As the season finale, Gabby and Dan’s New Years Eve wedding at The Rothschild Pavillion was a fabulous celebration to cap off a great year. We loved experiencing the confetti and countdown at midnight on the dance floor – what a terrific memory!

Photos by Kailey Stencil Photography

Bride and groom kissing on Rib Mountain in wintertime
Groom and groomsmen in purple suit coats
Catholic church wedding ceremony
Bride with bridesmaids in black in winter wedding
Rothschild Pavillion reception space
Bride and groom kissing at winter wedding outside

All our love!

We don’t take it lightly to be trusted by all our lovely couples to plan the best day of their lives – what an honor. We love that we get to use our knowledge of the wedding industry in Wisconsin and line up all th elements into a smooth and beautiful day, better than they’ve ever dreamed. We love our job!! Huge thanks to the couples who have entrusted their day with us. We love you all and hope your year ahead is full of joy!

Love,

Marsha + Team

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