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Romantic Lake Geneva Summer Wedding

These two cuties met at law school, and as photographer Heather Cook Elliott noted, you may think that predicts a serious nature between them – and you’d be so wrong. Laughter and smiles spill out of every one of Cook’s photos from their summer celebration planned by Lola Event Productions. And with Toast & Jam behind the music, it was a good time from start to finish – join me in the VAULT to see it all!

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Classic

From Heather Cook Elliott Photography… Jessie and Austin met in law school, a start to their story that suggests they might be a rather serious couple when in fact the opposite is true. They are fun and funny and manage to make being incredibly stylish look really easy. I think their wedding style says a lot about who they are in their everyday lives and they are the kind of people I love to photograph: they approached their wedding with a sort of no-fuss attitude mixed with boho charm made elegant by the fact they they are, well, really put together people (they are lawyers, after all.) Lake Geneva held up it’s end of the deal too, offering their combined out-of-state and Wisconsin friends and families a delightful place to relax and unwind on a late summer weekend. I love that they married lakeside at the classic Lake Geneva resort that is The Abbey, and followed the “I do’s” up with the first of two cocktail hours (2!) before heading to the stunningly beautiful Yerkes Observatory (and a University of Chicago institution) for bridal party fun. Then the always lovely Riviera Ballroom played host to cocktail hour number 2 and dinner plus a riotous dance party made possible by Chicago area favorite Toast & Jam. And finally I love that Jessie and Austin enjoyed every second of it – enjoyed the tiny moments together and the big moments in front of everyone, the heartfelt hugs and the rousing toasts – every second of everything.

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Photography: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Event Planning: LOLA Event Productions | Floral Design: Frontier Flowers - Fontana | Wedding Dress: Robert Bullock | Cake: Lakeland Bakery | Ceremony Venue: The Abbey Resort And Spa | Reception Venue: Yerkes Observatory | Reception Venue: The Riviera Ballroom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup: Sonia Roselli | Hair + Makeup: Mobile Makeup | DJ: Toast And Jam | Band: Gabriel's Horns | Groom's Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo | Transportation: DMI Limousine | Paper Goods: Chena Design | Rentals: Lakes Area Rentals

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Romantic Lake Geneva Wedding in Wisconsin

From the Bride’s vintage veil to the puppy place cards, this lakeside affair is bursting with heartfelt details. Romantic and sophisticated, Kristina Lorraine Photography captured every detail and it’s waiting for you here!

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Spring
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Resort
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Elegant

From the beautiful Bride… Growing up, my family had fond memories of trips to Lake Geneva; we knew it would be the perfect wedding destination to share with our closest family and friends. After choosing our venue, we learned that Brian’s parents honeymooned at the very same resort. It was truly meant to be!

When Brian and I started to plan our wedding, we wanted to keep the weekend intimate and personal. We set out to include as much of what and who we loved as possible. I chose to walk down the aisle on our wedding day wearing my mother’s veil (the same veil she wore 32 years earlier), along with my maternal grandmother and great-grandmother’s jewelry. We were also fortunate to have our only living grandparent in attendance at the wedding, where we celebrated her 83rd birthday and served her famous cookies along with the family recipe.

Not only were we able to incorporate these relatives, but also our favorite furry family member – our dog, Penny. Penny was instrumental in Brian’s proposal and although she did not attend the wedding, she made an appearance in the form of Penny-shaped place cards.

To make this event even more special (or as Brian says ‘one helluva party’), we enlisted some spectacular vendors. Our unique venue, the Grand Geneva Mountain Top Ski Chalet, was transformed with the most beautiful spring flowers created by Frontier Flowers of Fontana. While flowers bloomed outside, they also hung throughout the venue to create the intimate party we’d dreamed of. The additional decor we selected helped us pull together an elegant and classic environment for our celebration and our band, Soda, kept the dance floor packed all night long!

We feel blessed that we can say we had our perfect wedding. We couldn’t have asked for anything more – thanks mom and dad!

Photography: Kristina Lorraine Photography | Videographer: Gravity | Coordination: Something Blue Lake Geneva | Floral Design: Frontier Flowers - Fontana | Wedding Dress: Caroline DeVillo | Cake: Grand Geneva | Invitations: Birchcraft | Ceremony Venue: Saint Frances De Sales | Reception Venue: Grand Geneva Resort + Spa Mountain Top Chalet | Shoes: Kate Spade | Ring: Fey & Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung | Makeup: Flawless By Tiffany | Hair: Misano Salon | Band: Soda | Men's Attire: Calvin Klein | Bridesmaids Bathrobes: Target With Monograms By EmbroidMe | Earings: BHLDN | Linens : BBJ | Paper Goods: Pretty Stationery Shop | Paper Goods: Paper Street Press | Photography - Assistance: Megan Yanz | Place Cards: Tiffzippy Custom And Creative Gifts | Rentals: Lakes Area Rental | Rentals: Forever Birdy | Table Numbers : The Paper Walrus

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Traditional Lakeside Country Club Wedding

Get ready to get out the tissues! This beautiful wedding film from Loudbyte Cinematography is so sweet and filled with touching moments that will make your heart swell. The Bride’s first look with her father? The sweetest. Coordination from Clementine Custom Events and decor from Kehoe Designs ensured this fete looked as beautiful in person as on film, but don’t take my word for it — watch the film below!

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Fall

From LoudbyteStephanie + Alex realized their love for each other in high school at the age of 14. After spending nearly their entire lives together, they became husband and wife last September. Stephanie had a first look with her mom and dad at Alex’s parent’s lake house in Wisconsin. What was most touching was her father’s reaction to seeing his daughter, in her wedding gown for the first time. Get ready to shed some tears over their heart-warming story.

Cinematography: Loudbyte | Coordination: Clementine Custom Events | Wedding Venue: Lake Geneva Country Club | Decor: Kehoe Designs

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