You may have never been, but let me assure you Wisconsin is one great place to be. It’s home to some seriously stunning lakes, about a million great breweries, the Green Bay Packers, and this cozy fall wedding from Carly McCray Photography. And while I may not have convinced you to make the Midwest trek just yet, one look at the stunning gallery and you’ll be ready to hop the next flight – promise!
From Carly McCray Photography… Melanie + Chris’ warm, Wisconsin fall wedding in Lake Geneva was one part nautical-goodness mixed with about three parts Wisconsin fall colors, abundant rustic elegance and a ski chalet with the most beautiful wood beams!
Living near Washington D.C., Melanie and Chris chose Melanie’s hometown of Lake Geneva as their perfect Wisconsin fall day wedding backdrop. They exchanged their ‘I dos’ in Melanie’s childhood church…where she wore her mother’s long, gorgeous veil…and celebrated that night where she spent many chilly winters skiing at the Grand Geneva Mountain Top Ski Chalet! They filled the day with their own handmade touches including save the dates with a custom Wisconsin print, handmade wooden table numbers, rustic wood signs, pennants, take-home mason jar favors, chalkboard signs, and more.
Tables overflowed with fall pears nestled in silver vessels and full fall arrangements, and were surrounded with rustic wood chairs and golden afternoon sunset light bouncing off the beams + red brick floor! Lovers of good food and beer, Melanie + Chris incorporated this into their dinner menu of three favorite dishes paired with three favorite beers! Their puppies even came along for portraits, two girls appropriately named Barley and Hops.
Photography: Carly McCray Photography | Floral Design: Frontier Flowers - Fontana | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: Bittner's Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Reception Venue: Grand Geneva Resort + Spa Mountain Top Chalet | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Engagement Ring: Liljenquist & Beckstead | Wedding Bands: Gorman Jewelers | DJ: Cage and Aquarium Productions | Bride's Clutch: Davie & Chiyo | Custom Wisconsin Print: Near & Dear Designs | Rustic Chairs: Lakes Area Rental | Wedding Dress Shop: Ellie's Bridal Boutique