Heather Cook Elliott Photography, cliffs overlooking Lake Michigan, a stunning couple in black tie… buckle up loves because you’re about to be blown away by way of a ridiculously beautiful, straight to the top of the favorites list, wedding. Are you ready?
From the photographer… Sarah & Ryan were married on a blustery blue sky day in Kohler, Wisconsin where the land ends in craggy bluffs overlooking Lake Michigan. A little piece of Ireland sits on that bluff at Whistling Straits, a world class golf course and a world class wedding destination where Sarah & Ryan chose to say I Do under the weathered wood trellis of the Irish Barn. Sarah & Ryan are a fascinating mixture of elegance and comfort, fancy and homey, gorgeous and cute, sexy and sweet. And that is exactly how their wedding day was. Stunning elegance was evident everywhere: Ryan cut a dashing figure in his Vera Wang slim cut suit and Sarah stopped hearts with side swept hair and a gown to die for. Intricately styled centerpieces overflowed with candlelight, flowers, pearls and mercury glass while bridesmaids danced and toasted in statement dresses with bold textured patterns. And there was the comfy, homey side to everything they designed: Boho chic frames and lanterns framed pictures of Sarah & Ryan and those they loved and Sarah carried a delicate bouquet composed ENTIRELY of gardenias. I adore the sleek, almost James Bond like no bout look that Ryan sported and how Sarah had the guts to bring the glam pairing a full tulle skirted dress with a stone barn wedding. During their ceremony they sealed a bottle of wine and love letters to one another in a custom wood wine caddy for opening on a future anniversary and they watched the sunset from the grassy hills of the course, simply happy to be together as husband and wife.
We were there to capture all the love, laughter and gorgeousness and if you ask me true love looks great on them both.
Photography: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Florals: The Irish Barn at Whistling Straits | cake: The Irish Barn at Whistling Straits | Bride's shoes: James Ciccotti | Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters | Hair: Christine Hein | Lighting: ProLine Entertainment | Tuxedos: Vera Wang | Bride's Dress: Kennedy Blue From Wedding Shoppe Inc | Bride's Dress Designer: Casablanca | Bride's jewelry: Che Bella | Ceremony & Reception: The Irish Barn at Whistling Straits | paper: Wedding Paper Divas