Bride and groom kissing at tented outdoor ceremony on tennis court

Meet Shannon & Michael.

Shannon and Michael are a riot. We knew as soon as we began our planning journey with them that their wedding would be TONS of fun, since they are! We are so excited to share about their private property wedding in Hancock, Wisconsin with you. Let’s kick it off with their wedding video, beautifully done by Beau Petersen Video Productions. Beau took care of the photography and videography for this wedding and did such a fabulous job!

The vision.

Shannon and Michael chose to have their wedding at a very special home, owned by Shannon’s parents, and built by her grandfather. Not only is this special spot important to her family, but also to both Shannon & Michael – it’s where Mike said ‘I love you’ for the first time, and where he proposed! In memory of Shannon’s beloved grandparents who have both passed away, their family home (with all its rich history!) was a no-brainer venue for this awesome wedding.

Their wedding date (September 2, 2023) was also chosen on purpose. In honor of Mike’s grandparents, Lori and Lenny, September 2 was chosen -which is also BOTH of their birthdays, AND their wedding anniversary. They were both in attendance, and they were able to sing happy birthday to both of them. They mean so much to the couple, and choosing this wedding date was such a special way to honor them both!

Bridesmaids popping champagne on wedding morning
Campfire with groomsmen on wedding morning
Groom's accessories brown shoes and belt
Groom dressed with suspenders on wedding morning
Bridal chuck taylors with sunflowers

When it came to choosing a vibe, these two were ready. Shannon & Michael wanted their wedding to feel woodsy, intimate and intimate, and they wanted sunflowers to be everywhere! Sunflowers are special to the couple – their engagement photos were taken in a sunflower field. They had sunflower touches in the decor, the print material, and even on the bride’s shoes, just to name a few. The rust velvet dresses on the bridesmaids made for cozy and luxe bridesmaids in the woods and we love how it all turned out in the end.

Sunflower wedding details
Bride getting dress on with mom on wedding morning
Bride in wedding dress on wedding morning
Bride having first look with her dad
Bride and father after first look
Bride with her parents after first look
Groom seeing bride during first look
Bride being seen during first look
Bride and groom together after first look
Bride first look with bridesmaids
Bridesmaids with rust velvet dresses
Bride and groom kissing in the woods
Bride and groom laughing in the woods
Bride and groom laughing together in the woods
Groomsmen in the woods in rust ties and suspenders
Bride kissing groom's hand in the woods

The Ceremony

Shannon’s uncle surprised the couple by designing their entire ceremony space in the private land in the woods, and he did such a terrific job! Another uncle of the Bride surprised them with floral decor and centerpieces, and their friend/bridesmaid created all the wooden signs for the day. When it came to carrying out the design, it was such a team effort.

Originally, Shannon and Michael were going to have their ceremony in the front yard, but after Marsha saw the 5 acres in the woods with the beautiful landscape, she suggested to do it there. Shannon’s family got to work clearing land and getting the space ready, and it turned out beautifully!

Wedding chairs in the woods with reserved sign
Tree with photos on it for wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony chairs set up in the woods
Bride walking down the aisle in the woods with dad
Bride walking down the aisle with dad and groom smiling
Outdoor woods wedding ceremony with guests
Groom exchanging vows during ceremony
First kiss for bride and groom with all guests in the photo
Bride and groom walking down the aisle recessional
Bride and groom kissing with sunflowers at ceremony site
Bride with bridesmaids in rust velvet dresses and sunflowers
Wedding party with rust and sunflower accents
Wedding party on pontoon buise cruise

The Reception

Not only was this private land full of family memories and special meaning, and the woods were perfect for the ceremony, the reception on the tennis court was a no brainer. They chose to have a clear tent so that guests could see the trees surrounding, and Party Envy did such a great job making that vision come to life! 

Seating arrangement sunflower theme
Centerpieces with sunflowers and fall colors
Wooden sign with signature drinks for wedding receptions
JWS Beverage Cart
Wedding reception in backyard
Cake pops for sunflower themed wedding
Clear wedding reception tent on tennis court
BBQ buffet at wedding reception
Bride and groom kissing under personalized sign
Bride and groom in large polaroid frame with sunflowers
Bride and groom dancing on tennis court wedding reception
Bride and groom running in clear tent reception
Bride and groom kissing in front of clear tent wedding reception

Shannon & Michael's Vendors

These carefully chosen vendors really delivered on doing an excellent job at their craft, professionalism, and working as a team. We loved this wedding and can recommend all the vendors listsed below! To be directed to each vendor’s website, click on the business name.

Venue: Private Property

Rental Company: Party Envy

Bakery: Cake Pops by Angie

Hair Stylist: Hair by Krista

Photographer/Videographer: Beau Petersen Photography

Wedding Planner: Us! Distinctly Yours Wedding & Events

Florist: Blooming Envy

Caterer: Rockman’s Catering

Bar Service: JWS Beverage Service

DJ/Entertainment: Radio 1 Music

Portable Toilets: Packerland Portables

Bride and bridesmaids dancing on the dance floor
Great dance under clear tent at night
Full wedding reception celebrating on the dance floor
Bride and groom kissing profiles lakeside on wedding sunset

All our love!

We thoroughly enjoyed planning and executing your wedding, Shannon and Michael. We loved all the personalized choices and ways you showed love to each other and to your guests. We wish you the best in your first year of marriage!

All our love,

Marsha, Alex & Team

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