David and I were married on June 3rd, with a ceremony and reception at Mt. La Crosse.
David proposed on June 24, 2016. Before we were engaged, I, being clumsy and accident-prone, had told David that he could propose any way he wanted as long as it wasn’t on the water. So, naturally, the day that David proposed, we were visiting friends in Madison and went to the Terrace at the Union for breakfast. Completely unsuspecting, I sat and ate breakfast and chatted with our friends, then followed David when he asked me to walk out on the dock with him. That was when I finally started to get suspicious, because no one else walked out on the dock with us. David got on one knee and proposed, and I asked, “Are you kidding You’re not kidding. Are you kidding?” Thankfully, he was not kidding, and I didn’t drop the ring in the lake!
On the day of the wedding, I was a bit worried about the weather, but thankfully, the rain held off until the evening. Even then, it was only a quick shower and then the sign of good luck: a rainbow. That meant we had plenty of time for photos of the wedding party at Riverside and the farm. I appreciated our photographer gave us the shot list ahead of time so we could plan ahead, though we did have a hard time wrangling all the family members. Also, the ceremony was slightly delayed because the bus was running late, but that couldn’t be helped.
My favorite image of the day was of David and me kissing in front of the gazebo. It not only showcases the love we have for each other, but also had sentimental value because this is the family farm. Plus, it’s a beautiful picture.
I also love the image of David laughing and the veil in front of my face. We’re not serious people; we are both easygoing and love to laugh and have fun. This image captured the light and laughter of the whole day.
It was important to us that we celebrate with our loved ones. We tried to make the details reflect this, like the fact that my veil was made from my mom’s veil. We also cherished the pictures at our family farm and the pictures with our dog, Misha.
In that vein, my favorite moment was when I was sitting next to David at the head table, listening to the speeches. Listening to the heartfelt words and seeing all of our family and friends celebrating with us really solidified that feeling of love and support. David and I love each other so much, and we love that our friends and family have also meshed so well.
At the end of the day, we were glad to get some time together to take a picture with the rainbow. Even though the weather wasn’t perfect, it all worked out, and that image reflected that.
We want to thank everyone who played a part in our wedding day. The wedding details were wonderful due to our vendors, and the day went off without a hitch. We loved being surrounded by family and friends on our wedding day and wish a heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined in the celebration!
Venue (shout out to Sarah for being wonderful to work with!) – Mount La Crosse
Catering – The Damn Tasty
DJ and Photobooth – Enclave Light and Sound
Wedding Dress – Charlottes Bridal
Make-Up – Faces by Hillary
Florist – Cindy’s Wedding Designs
Tent Rentals – Nelson Agri-Center
Invitations – Miller Quik Print
Hotel – Charmant Hotel
Cake – International Bakery