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Rainy wedding at Chapters on the Horizon

Meet Randi & Jake.

Randi and Jake are the best. They’re high-achievers, both excelling in their medical careers, and they both such lovely people who are delightful to spend time with. Even though they live in Central Wisconsin, they wanted to make sure that their wedding venue was stunningly beautiful and could accommodate their wedding dreams with breathtaking scenery and accommodating interior reception spaces, and they wisely landed on Chapters on the Horizon.

One of the challenges of planning this wedding was finding vendors who were able to service such a remote wedding location. This is an important reason to hire a wedding planner to help solve the puzzle! With pre-planning, this high-end wedding was possible, and there were thoughtful touches like Jake and Randi hiring a transportation team to transfer their guests from the venue to the hotel and back. When all was said and done, the vendor team that was assembled did such a lovely job, and executed a gorgeous wedding day.

Groom blue suit on wedding day
Bridal portrait
Chapters on the Horizon foggy day
Blue suit for groom
Bride and groom kissing in front of Chapters on the Horizon
Bride and Groom cozy under a tree Chapters on the Horizon
Bride and Groom together outside Chapters on the Horizon
Bridal flowers cream bouquet
Bride and Groom walking together outside at Chapters on the Horizon
Bride and Groom cozy with flowers
Bride and Groom embracing outside

The First Look, with Rain

Jake and Randi had to make some pivots on their wedding day to accommodate the all-day rain. Luckily for all of us, the indoor space is so lovely and architecturally interesting, and made the perfect backdrop for both the first look and the ceremony.

First look groom seeing bride
Bride and Groom kissing inside Chapters on the Horizon after first look

The Ceremony

Rain, rain, rain. We had to bring the wedding ceremony inside. We had discussed the rain plan many times, so we knew exactly what the plan would be if we needed to shift our plans. We made the call on the morning of the wedding so Alex and Greta could have ample time to set up the ceremony space inside. Again, lucky for us, the inside space is so lovely and photographed so well! The Chapters on the Horizon staff was so accommodating and helpful, and the flow of the day worked smoothly even in spite of the rain.

Bride and father walking down the aisle
Bride and Groom indoor ceremony at Chapters on the Horzion
Bride and Groom at ceremony with groomsmen behind
Bride and groom first kiss
Bride and Groom recessional at Chapters on the Horizon

The Bridal Party

Not surprisingly, these two fabulous people have fabulous friends. Plus, with flowers done by Flowers of the Field, the photos turned out just beautifully. Jake and Randi opted for silk flowers, which on a rainy wedding day, helped the bouquets to stand up well in the rain. It also was logistically simple to pick up the flowers ahead of time and bring everything to the venue without being concerned about wilting flowers.

Wedding party with light blue bridesmaids dresses
Bride and bridesmaids together in blue
Bride and groom kissing with wedding party around
Groom and groomsmen
Neutral bouquets with blue dresses
Bride and groom walking through wedding party
Bridesmaids with cream bouquets and blue dresses

The Reception

The indoor reception space at Chapters on the Horizon held so many wonderful details, including the full bar and great service, the fancy room for the wedding cake, the outdoor patio space for cocktails, and ample space for the full reception space. What a tremendous location for such a beautiful day!

Welcome sign with flowers for wedding reception
Interior reception space at Chapters on the Horizon
White umbrellas for guests at chapters on the horizon
Wedding place cards in white
Bar at Chapters on the Horizon
Table centerpieces at Chapters on the Horizon wedding reception
Wedding reception space at Chapters on the Horizon
Wedding cake fancy room at reception
Cupcake tower with sign
Bride and groom kissing in busy reception room
Bride and groom celebrating after cutting the cake
Wedding reception outside patio at Chapters on the Horizon
Guests mingling at reception campfire
First dance inside Chapters on the Horizon

Randi & Jake's Vendor Team

For a wedding in a remote location, like this one, it was vital to hire a team of wedding pros who could do their job with excellence, adapt with the travel, and provide seamless services so we didn’t have to pivot to plan B. All of these vendors delivered, and we are so thankful! To be directed to their websites, click on the vendor’s name.

Venue & Bar Service: Chapters on the Horizon

Hair & Makeup: Rina Karina at Su Casa

Photography: Savannah Steiger Photography

Officiant: Rose Weddings

Bride and groom exit with sparklers
Bride and groom kiss during sparkler exit

All our love.

Randi and Jake, we loved getting to know you two during the season of wedding planning, and it is so sweet for us to look back and remember this beautiful day! We hope your first year of marriage has been your best year together yet, and that you’re finding more and more reasons to fall in love every day.

Love,

Marsha + Team

Bride and groom kiss during sparkler exit

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