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   Photography: James Stokes Photography | Floral Design: Flower & Bee  | Wedding Dress: La Sposa by Pronovias, purchased at Bella Bride Boutique | Cake: Ice cream bar from Bubb’s BBQ | Invitations:Violet Press & Paper | Ceremony Venue: The Farm at Dover | Reception Venue: The Farm at Dover | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale, purchased from Nordstrom […]

October 23, 2016

Laura & Kamil | The Farm at Dover

Rustic farm wedding photos - James Stokes

                                   

October 20, 2016

Kaiya & Nick | Minnehaha Falls Engagement

Romantic engagement photo

Aemus & Emily introduced their twins, Haven and Cason, in 2015 as miracle babies. After multiple fertility attempts, they finally had success with invitro-fertilization. The last 21 months have been filled with many memorable moments raising twins. Unfortunately, they’ve come to a large bump in the road. They recently found out that their son, Cason, has […]

October 4, 2016

Balsis Family

Balsis family photos

You don’t get much more country than a rustic farm wedding. Your wedding venue doesn’t have to be an actual farm, think more along the lines of a farm themed wedding. Think rustic decor in natural surroundings with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Thoughts of bales of hay and red checkered picnic blankets come to mind […]

September 12, 2016

Farm Wedding Inspiration

farm wedding inspiration

While a traditional wedding at a fancy retreat or resort with a quaint little chapel is very appealing, why not stay true to your country roots and plan a beautiful country wedding with a backyard style. Although not all backyard weddings happen in someone’s actual backyard, we have some beautiful tips and inspiration for planning […]

August 18, 2016

Wisconsin Backyard Wedding Inspiration | Part 2

rustic + romantic backyard country wedding - bride and groom

  When the words “backyard wedding” come to mind, there are usually some less than fairytale like connotations that come along with it. A backyard wedding can be a romantic and beautiful theme style wedding if done correctly. When one thinks of a backyard wedding the image of lawn chairs and a barbeque reception may […]

August 18, 2016

Wisconsin Backyard Wedding Inspiration | Part 1

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Ten years ago, Katie and I started planning our own wedding and we had no idea where to start. We had never planned a wedding before and all the weddings we had ever attended took place in a Church. While we still admire traditional wedding venues, Northern and Central Wisconsin have some great options for […]

July 19, 2016

Rustic & Romantic Northern Wisconsin Wedding Venues | Part 2

The rustle of fallen leaves, the warmth of sunshine hitting the trees giving them a golden glow, the cool breeze, and sounds of nature, the fresh summer air or the crackling of a winter fire. If you are planning a rustic country wedding, then these are all of the romantic connotations you would associate with […]

July 18, 2016

Rustic & Romantic Northern Wisconsin Wedding Venues | Part 1