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Sweet, Whimsical Wedding on Lake Geneva

The heart and soul of the weddings that we choose for Style Me Pretty is pretty simple. Love. The kind that doesn’t dictate the lavishness or the DIY or the expense of your wedding. Just love, pure and simple. And this couple had that in the bag. And so much more. With images by Momoko Photography, this little number will most certainly make you smile. Click here for more!

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Summer
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From the bride…Rory and I decided that the most important goal of our wedding was to create an amazing celebration for our family and friends to dance the night away! We LOVE music, and our relationship started by going to music festivals and to see our favorite bands together. We wanted to create the feeling you get seeing your favorite band at our wedding reception and for everyone to feel like part of the festivities. The day of the wedding was chilly for the end of July, but in the end it was perfect for dancing with the doors open, providing natural air conditioning for our dance party.

We got engaged at Yerkes Observatory, and we thought the building was too beautiful to not return to take pictures the day of the wedding. Ideally, we would have gotten married there, but they do not allow receptions to take place on the grounds. We wanted to make sure the ceremony and reception took place in one location, and when we found Horticultural Hall, I knew it was perfect. The courtyard felt like a lush secret garden and created a lovely intimate ceremony space. The additional contributions from family and friends, like my mom & sister making the place card/plant tags and my reception sash, my friend Kaitlin making “Smores Pops” for everyone, and Rory and I making little details for the guest tables, using my mom’s antique bottle collection for budvases on tables, my friends at The Flower Firm making my gorgeous floral designs, it all made the whole day feel like a giant hug!

Photography: Momoko Photography | Floral Design: The Flower Firm | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Leah Shanholtz | Necklace: Randolph Street Market | Hair: Clear Waters Salon And Day Spa | DJ: Angie Ma | Couple's Shots: Yerke's Observatory | Heart Shaped Fans: Rory O'Donnell (Groom) | Reception And Ceremony: Horticultural Hall | Rock From Ceremony: Dave's Rock Shop | Veil: Sara Gabriel

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Grand Geneva Resort Wedding

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!

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Fall
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Outdoor
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Casual

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

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Lake Geneva Wedding from Jacqui Cole Photography

If you need a little something to put the pretty in your Friday, you’ve come to the right place. Because this wedding from Jacqui Cole Photography is simply as lovely as they come. With gorgeous florals from Frontier Flowers – Fontana, a color palette to die for, and one stunning couple – it’s the perfect way to ease into the weekend in style. See it all here.

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Spring

From the Bride… Throughout our five years of being together, David and I have faced many obstacles along the way. Many of these obstacles stood in the way of us moving forward with our lives and ultimately tying the knot. When May 25th finally came I knew nothing could get in the way of what we had waited so long for. For a colder than average May day, the clouds and cool weather made for the most romantic setting. We loved our lakeside ceremony that was personalized just for us, our flowers that had a vintage spring feel and our spectacular tower of cupcakes that were a big hit. Most of all we loved the moments we had alone together that no one else could feel what we were feeling. Our family and friends were there when we read our personalized vows and our first dance was just magical. But when we saw each other for the first time by the beautiful lake, those are our moments and memories alone together. It was about David and me and our journey together. Realizing in those exact moments that everything that lead us to this particular day had all been worth the wait.

Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Floral Design: Frontier Flowers - Fontana | Wedding Dress: San Patrick | Cake: Sugar Jones | Bridesmaid Dresses: Brides by Demetrios | Men's Suits: Men's Wearhouse | Wedding Venue: The Abbey Resort and Spa

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