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Summer wedding at Fest Valley

Meet Kate and Johnathan.

These lovebirds were precious. We worked primarily with Kate to plan this beautiful day, and we fell in love with her huge heart! For work, she worked with special needs students, and she’s also a triplet. When it came time to plan their wedding, Kate and Johnathan wanted to have a gorgeous outdoor wedding in the tall Wisconsin pines, and Fest Valley ended up being the perfect venue.

Warm neutral wedding details for summer outdoor wedding

All photos in this blog by Narvold Photography, who we highly recommend. We were so impressed with his professionalism, and loved the final product!

Groom putting on tie on wedding day
Bride gets hairspray on wedding day
Bridesmaids by Best Day Ever sign at Fest Valley Events

Fest Valley’s signage made for many great photo-ops, including the photo above with the bridesmaids before they were in their dresses. Nothing quite like the matching pajamas on the best day ever! Once it was Kate’s turn to put on the gown, there was not a dry eye.

Bride reveal to bridesmaids all crying
Bride and mom zipping up dress on wedding day
Father daughter first look at Fest Valley summer wedding

And then finally, it was time for Bride and Groom to meet.

Bride and Groom right before first look summer wedding
Couple reading letters to each other on wedding day before first look
First look black and white with groom smile
Bride and groom hug after first look
Bride in wind on wedding day with veil
Couple walking with wedding party in a summer field
Bride with bridesmaids in burgundy
Groom with groomsmen band photo

Fest Valley is a large event space and is home to Country Fest and Rock Fest, and it had the accommodations we were looking for. The outdoor space was cozy and intimate, perfect for an outdoor ceremony, and we were thrilled that the weather cooperated.

Across the street we had the reception space. It came in handy to have a wedding planner with this setup because we had to work together to move the arches and supplies from one spot to another with the help of a golf cart and tons of muscles. This would NOT be something the couple and their family would want to worry about on the wedding day, so having a wedding planner really came in handy!

Cute outdoor decor at outdoor summer wedding with barrel and wagon wheel
Bridesmaids in burgundy dresses at outdoor summer wedding ceremony
Flower dude scattering rose petals on wedding aisle
Wedding guests at Fest Valley Events in ceremony seats
Bride and groom during ceremony with hexagon floral arch behind them
Bride with siblings in front of wooden backdrop at summer wedding
Bride and groom happy recessional
Groom kissing bride on the nose

After all this gorgeous-ness, it was time to grab the golf cart and move the large backdrops across the street to the reception location. Time to celebrate!

Mr and Mrs giant letters wedding reception decor
Wedding guest at reception silly drinking
Wedding reception decor wedding guests sign large personalized song
Cupcake stand at wedding reception
Head table at wedding reception at Fest Valley
Wedding cake with red and pink florals
Happy wedding guest laughing during wedding reception
Wedding party toasting at head table at wedding reception
First dance bride and groom next to giant letters

Kate & Johnathan's Wedding Vendors

As always, it takes a village. We loved partnering with this great group of wedding professionals. To be directed to their websites, click on the name of the vendor.

Venue: Fest Valley Events

Hair Stylist: Simply Indescribable Salon

Makeup Artist: Diamond Look

Caterer: Catering by Design

Dessert Display: Joan Precourt

Photography & Videography: Narvold Photography

Florist: Hive & Hollow

Rentals: Sweet Legacy Events

Big Letter Rental: Alpha Lit Chippewa Valley

Dessert Display Rentals: Party Envy

Transportation: Rightway Shuttles

Bride and groom at sunset outside
Bride and groom in field at sunset on wedding day
Wedding dress swoop in wind covering bride and groom
Bride and groom with smoke portraits together
Bride and groom with smoke together smiling
Bride blowing dandelion on wedding day

Our deepest congratulations to you, Kate and Johnathan. We loved getting to plan this gorgeous day with you, and we miss you! We hope your first months of marriage have been a gift, and that your relationship will continue to flourish for the rest of your lives. 

All our love,

Marsha & Team

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