Lake Geneva Wedding

Lake Geneva Wedding

Ryan & Brittany’s Autumn Lake Geneva Wedding

As lake-loving people and with a dream of being back in Wisconsin, exchanging vows in beautiful Lake Geneva only made perfect sense for Brittany and Ryan. The lake, being where Brittany grew up and where they had some of their most special dates, provided a great backdrop to their stunning wedding photos. It captured both their love for each other and their surroundings. Known for its luxury, Lake Geneva is a perfect year-round retreat, especially for a late September wedding.

A romantic, light and airy theme for their autumn wedding was something that Brittany had always dreamed of. After months and months of hard work, she turned her dream into a reality (and as some would say, a fairy-tale). The princess style gown accented with pearl jewelry was the embodiment of her as she looked like true royalty. Her bridesmaids standing next to her on the special day wore an array of styles in neutral tones. As for the Ryan and the groomsmen, a simple black suit styled with bow-ties and white rose boutonnieres complimented the bride and her simple, elegant vision.

We took Brittany and Ryan to a couple nearby locations before they arrived at their reception. Our first stop was Fontana Pier where we strolled along the bank and shared in some fun photos with the bridal party. With the beautiful waters of the lake, the sailboats, marina and seabirds, it was the perfect setting for romantic photography.

Our second stop gave us the perfect wedding surprise. The Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay is a beautiful historical landmark. It offered a grand staircase and stone pillars made for some extraordinary group portraits. The observatory holds the largest refracting telescope ever used and served as a research center for some of the most renowned astrophysicists of the 20th century. The building was built in 1987 and operation ceased on October 1st, 2018, making us virtually the last people to visit the site this September.

The dinner and reception were held at the West Shore Pavilion at the Abbey Resort. Windows surrounding the dining area made for a lovely and naturally lit evening. A stunning wedding cake by Julie Michelle Cakes provided the perfect centerpiece for a fairy-tale reception. Chandeliers, string lights and candelabras added a delicate glow to the room. The night was filled with plenty of love and dancing, it was most definitely a wonderful ending to the most unforgettable day.

VENUE LOCATION BY THE ABBEY RESORT

FLORAL DESIGN BY TREASURE HUT FLOWERS

CAKE BY JULIE MICHELLE CAKES

DRESS BY VERA WANG

SUIT BY MEN’S WEARHOUSE

INVITES BY PAPER ENVY & CUSTOM DESIGNS (BRIDE)

VEIL BY BLANCA VEILS

JEWELRY & SHOES BY KATE SPADE

PERFUME BY CHANEL

RINGS BY WEDDING BANDS & CO | ROGERS AND HOLLAND

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