Navy and pink is just one of those color combo’s that stands the preppy test of time. It’s always going to go well with country clubs and strapless dresses. Which is exactly what Cherry Blossom Events knew while designing a wedding for this adorably preppy couple. The gorgeous images from Jennifer Johnson Photography are going to be the family heirlooms these two will pass on to their grandchildren, and we’ve got a whole gallery full of them!
And one last look from One Fine Day Productions…
From the beautiful couple … Jen and Tim met while in college. She was in her senior year at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI and Tim was a junior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tim and Jen’s brother, Luke attended UW-Madison together and were good friends. One day Tim spotted Jen’s photo on Luke’s phone and asked whom the picture was of. Luke informed Tim it was his sister and, after that, Tim would always ask Luke when he would introduce them. After a couple months of prodding, Luke finally invited Jen down to UW-Madison to visit and meet his friend Tim. Upon meeting, both knew there was something special between them. After a few weeks of weekend visits and nightly phone conversations they decided to make things official and have never looked back!
Tim proposed the night before Jen’s birthday in July. He told her to get ready for a nice dinner and as she was getting ready he would wrap her presents in the front of the house. After getting ready, they walked up to the front of the house together where Jen was greeted by candlelight and rose petals. The rose petals led her to the kitchen table where she found a birthday cake with “Will you marry me?” written. Unbeknownst to Jen, Tim had taken the day off from work and drove four hours from Chicago to her hometown of Appleton, WI to pick up the cake from her favorite bakery and ask for her parents’ blessing. Realizing this was the big moment, Jen turned around to find Tim on one knee as he asked her to be his bride. After a few tearful moments, she said yes! They spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with her parents as Tim had invited them down to celebrate Jen’s birthday…and their engagement!
Our inspiration was “elegant glamour”. Although our wedding was technically in the beginning of the fall we didn’t want to do something seasonal. We wanted something that would be timeless and convey a sense of tradition and formality. To assist with this we chose traditional black tuxes with bow ties for the men and the ladies wore long navy blue dresses. Our colors were navy blue and silver with a pop of fuchsia. We wanted to put a twist on the traditional/formal feel and did so through our colors. We chose fuchsia as the pop of color, which was showcased through the flowers, up lighting, dinner napkins and table signs/name tents. The bride’s bouquet was a mixture of light and dark pinks and the bridesmaids’ bouquets were all one color of dark pink. We also included crystal candelabras on half of the dinner tables to give provide a sense of glamour.
The church ceremony is close to our hearts. It was a very personalized mass and allowed us to focus on each other and really celebrate the marriage ceremony together before we were wrapped up in the rest of the day’s festivities We remember taking a moment after lighting the unity candle and talking to each other about our wishes for the future. We also had such a fun time taking pictures! It was a blast to have some time with our friends/family before the reception. Finally, we both will always remember Tim’s groom’s speech. It was funny, gracious and so heartfelt.
Photography: Jennifer Johnson Photography | Wedding Planning & Design: Cherry Blossom Events | Ceremony Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Reception Location: Butte des Morts Country Club | Stationery: With Grace | Cinematographer: One Fine Day Productions | Florist: House of Flowers – Oshkosh | Transportation: Kobussen | Cake: Cake Guru | Hair + Make-up: Salon Aura | Linens: BBJ Linen | Chairs & Chargers: Karl’s Event Services | Reception Entertainment & Lighting: Sound By Design | Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse