Beautiful Start to the 2019 Wedding Season
It’s July… we’ve been putting on weekend weddings since April 27th after a long Winter break. Vennebu Hill’s staff goes basically non-stop from Spring to Fall. And we are not complaining… we love it. We so enjoy building relationships with our couples and our clients. It’s a lovely feeling sending off couples the morning after their wedding celebration as partners for life… really its not only a beautiful moment or feeling, but its a responsibility.
We’ve had a weekend off… a rarity that we do not take lightly. A little time to refresh, reset and… reflect. Here are some of this season’s highlights so far:
April 27th, 2019: Heather & Mitch
These two are a fabulous pair… they knew what they wanted and they assembled a “dream team” to achieve their vision. Fiorella Neira with Neira Event Group, LLC was the wedding planner and florist – and they are incredible to work with. While Vennebu Hill takes on more of a venue-centric event role, wedding planners really tighten up the event day’s flow with an efficient timeline and a stress-free approach to decor and allowing couples to just ENJOY their day. Tara Draper was the photographer. Tara is award-winning, local, and so-much-fun to work with… she knows how to loosen up the bridal party and her photos capture not only the moments but her attention to lighting detail is superb. Allie Schultz, owner of Windswept Design Studio knocked out beautifully personalized water color invitations for this event – inspired by Heather & Mitch’s colorful flower palette (insert Fiorella’s talents here as well.) Buck & Honey’s out of Sun Prairie (and now Monona) knocked it out on tasty food that evening. And to finish off the evening with a grand party for this crew – who danced all night – Felix & Fingers dueling pianos duo were a huge hit. Congratulations Heather & Mitch! Thank you!
May 4th, 2019: Manu & Joe
This couple have a true dedication to one another. Amidst a relatively emotional time in their lives, they forged on to make their special day the most beautiful and touching possible. The day was a sunny one, and therefore our first outdoor wedding of the season. Our historic but notoriously (at-the-time) windmill screamed “congratulations” non-stop during Manu & Joe’s beautiful ceremony complete with soloists and song – but alas it is what memories are made of (after that day we diligently set off to repair the structure.) Manu and Joe were lucky with the early May sun and warmth for a gorgeous and scenic outdoor ceremony, a fun and festive dinner reception, finishing off with a good ole’ barn party. Manu and many of her family and friends put together most of the decor and the concepts while Tara Draper captured the moments and Midwest Sound DJ Entertainment handled the music. It was a celebration of love… and LIFE! Congrats to Manu & Joe.
May 11th, 2019: Marrae & Eric
Lighthearted. Joyful. Loving. Three words to describe Marrae and Eric. They were married off-site at their church in Sauk City and arrived on-site shortly after for photos and cocktail hour. Marrae and Eric are true compliments and you can see their unbridled appreciation for one another from Marrae’s intermittent speeches on the microphone between toasts and stories to their funny celebratory “HEYYYYYY!!!!” hollers at anyone passing through the hallway. They just have fun and don’t sweat the small stuff. Our Baraboo-local caterer, Broadway Diner, rocked a wonderful buffet that all the guests were raving about. Indian Summer Photography captured their beautiful moments with their trademark mysterious, sharp, and gorgeous filter. Cocktail hour music was brought to you live by the Krause Family Band – they had an awesome Americana style sound with a touch of old-timey tones. Their party was in the barn and it was just a good time. Cheers to Eric & Marrae!
May 18th, 2019: Jenna & Joe
Joe and Jenna had so many unique visions for their mid-May wedding celebration. Jenna unveiled a perfect princess style wedding dress that was jaw-dropping and Joe, a man of selective words, grinned proudly throughout the day – all the while he and his groomsmen sported the coolest black floral ties. The style was old world rustic and super romantic with all the candles. While real tapers are not allowed, their battery-operated selection were the best we’ve seen displayed so far… perfect light. Jenna & Joe also broke tradition in the best way possible by requesting a pre-dinner series of ceremonial dances, so their layout was a little different as we created a space in front of the head table for these special moments (see here for Instagram video of their first dance.) And check out these photos by Alicia, owner and main photographer of Copper Antler Photography. Lots of beautiful moments captured with this beautiful copper tone. The incredibly cool-at-the-same-time beautiful flowers by Wild Apples in Baraboo were superb as ALWAYS. Avant-Garde Videography captured the live moments as seen on their Instagram page. The dance was in the lower level and music was supplied by A Personal Touch DJ Services. Their buffet style meal was served by Prem Meats Catering out of their hometown Spring Green, WI.