Munson Bridge Winery Wedding
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Jess + Nick Dolinsky
When I Say, “I do”, I Mean, “I Will””
Talk about the perfect late summer and early autumn wedding venue! Munson Bridge Winery, located in Withee, Wisconsin provided gorgeous country views for Jess and Nick Dolinsky, who were joined in marriage September 9th, 2017. The day began in the Bride’s Room, a spacious powder room turned almost studio apartment, with ample lighting and vanity space for the bridesmaids to all get dolled up together in their matching azure blue and floral kimono-style robes.
As the bride and her ladies prepared to get into their dresses do some final makeup touch ups, the groom and his groomsmen were outside the Bride’s Room, near the large field where the ceremony would take place. As some women assisted in pinning on the wine red boutonnieres to the lapels of the guys, there was an excitement in the air among the groomsmen.
Meanwhile, Jess got into her gorgeous beaded gown and the bridesmaids into their A-line floor length wine red dresses. The bride’s gown made her look effortlessly chic, and a necklace gifted by her soon-to-be husband added the perfect touch to her look. She accessorized by wearing unique accent heels that matched the shade of bridesmaids’ gowns and groomsmen boutonnieres.
Guests gathered in the open field as the ceremony began. The bridal party made their way down the aisle as the groom patiently awaited a first glimpse of his bride. Nick looked at Jess in awe as she drew closer, accompanied by her father. The two faced each other underneath the beautiful wooden arch, which was built by Jess’s brother.
Together, Jess and Nick watered a tree that is to be planted by the both of them, representing their marriage as husband and wife. The soil from both homes combined together, the roots of the tree symbolizing the roots of their relationship. The tree is to grow and stand tall, and must weather the challenges of time, just as their marriage will. God is to be the sun, soil, and water in the relationship.
The couple exchanged vows, using the phrase, “When I say I do, I mean I will” to emphasize their dedication to each other and their new union. They sealed the deal with a kiss, with a cocktail hour on the grounds of Munson Bridge Winery to follow.
As we walked around taking some photographs before the Grand Entrance and dinner began, the décor came up in conversation. Gorgeous vintage chairs, a wooden desk with a flip-up mirror that housed the ceremony programs, flowers, candles, and a photo of the newlyweds made the scenery exceptionally aesthetically pleasing. We discovered that bride was the mastermind of most of the antique furnishings! She explained that she spent about a year and a half thrifting for items to decorate for the wedding day. Her eye for detail in combination with the already stunning space did not go unnoticed by anyone in attendance.
As if the views weren’t already ravishing enough, next we stepped into the old world 1912 Hayloft, with a thirty light chandelier. The large golden light fixture contrasting the rustic barn wood made for a stunning backdrop.
Jess and Nick joined their guests in the reception tent for dinner, followed by a buffet of decadent cupcakes for dessert, as speeches from the bridal party took place. The couple created a game out of greeting guests, using the allotment of one song’s time to go around, say hellos, and get a photo with each table. Friends and family loved the idea, and gathered together as quickly as they could as the newlyweds approached.
The open field and sizeable pond on the Munson Bridge Winery grounds made for more impressive photo opportunities for Jess + Nick, while the dance floor opened up for the evening. The cool evening air hinted at an approaching fall season, and blankets were provided to guests who cozied up to the campfires outside the reception tent.
Mr. & Mrs. Dolinsky rejoined their friends and family on the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife and spent the remainder of the evening with loved ones who were overjoyed to be a part of their special day.