Bride and groom in lakefront backyard wedding ceremony

Meet Haley & Paul.

Haley and Paul wanted to have a meaningful and beautiful wedding day in a town very special to them: Waupaca, Wisconsin. The lovebirds live in Minneapolis but knew that they wanted to have a ceremony in Haley’s parent’s cottage on the Waupaca Chain ‘o Lakes, and lucky for us all, the weather was perfect for a backyard lakefront ceremony. 

Haley’s family spent their summers at the cottage and they have so many sweet memories on this property – so they knew they wanted to choose it as their ceremony venue. They wanted a romantic and classic wedding that also felt modern – olive greens and earth tones, and classic wedding neutrals. The design turned out lovely and summery – perfect for this nostalgic wedding.

Bride getting zipped into wedding dress by mom
Wedding rings around flowers
Bride hugging dad on wedding morning
Backyard wedding venue on Waupaca chain o lakes
Groom and groomsmen hanging out on wedding morning
Photo of father and bride as kids on wedding tie
Bride walking out to first look by the lake
Bride walking out on dock to groom for first look
Groom shocked expression during first look
Bride and groom artistic image of sharing vows during first look

The Ceremony: Lakefront on the Waupaca Chain

Lucky for us, the Johnson home was a delightful space for a backyard wedding on the lake. We set up the chairs, orchestrated the events of the day, and mother nature took care of the rest.

Bride walking to the aisle with mom and dad in backyard wedding
Bride and groom smiling during ceremony
Backyard lakefront wedding ceremony
Bride and groom smiling and exchanging vows
Bride and groom celebrating after first kiss
Bride and groom recessional at backyard Waupaca wedding
Bride celebrating with dog on wedding day
Bride and groom celebrating with dog
Wedding party in all black in backyard wedding
Bridesmaids in all black
Bride and groom in front of convertible after wedding ceremony
Bride and groom portrait in front of Waupaca chain o lakes
Bride and groom portrait by trees
Bride and groom walking together after recessional
Bride and groom smiling in convertible after wedding ceremony
Bride and groom black and white artistic portrait with laughter

The Reception: Dane's Hall

For Haley and Paul’s reception, they opted for the beautiful and historic Dane’s Hall in downtown Waupaca – the perfect spot with ample natural light and beautiful architecture, great accommodations and amenities, and the perfect classic vibe. With personal touches like their dog’s face on their cocktail napkins and thoughtfully chosen wedding vendors, the reception was the time to shine and celebrate a job well done. 

Dane's Hall Waupaca interior reception space
Floral centerpieces at Dane's Hall in Waupaca
Man drinking cocktail at Dane's Hall reception
Happy guests at Dane's Hall reception
Seating chart illustration
Bar at Dane's Hall in Waupaca
Bride and groom entering with crowd cheering
Wedding cake with polaroids on top
Bride and groom cutting the cake
Bride with sister and father doing fun dance at wedding
Bride and groom first dance at Waupaca's Dane's Hall

Haley & Paul's Wedding Vendors

At any wedding, choosing wedding pros who excel at their craft is important, but it is especially vital if you are out of town and planning a Destination Wisconsin wedding. Making sure that your vendors are trustworthy and dependable is crucial! We were thrilled at the professionalism of Haley & Paul’s wedding vendors, listed below. To be directed to each business’s website, click on the company name.

Photographer: Sarah Ascanio Photography

Ceremony Venue: Private Property

Reception Venue: Dane’s Hall

Caterer: Three Guys & a Grill

Bride and groom in front of colorful Waupaca mural
Bride and groom walking in front of movie theater in Waupaca

All our love!

Haley and Paul,

We hope your first months of marriage have been a complete joy! We loved planning your wedding with you and miss you both dearly – going through these photos has brought lots of smiles around here.

All our love – 

Marsha & Team

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