I love this wedding’s fresh, modern take on a nautical theme! Captured by Soda Fountain Photography, Katie and John were married last August in a beautiful Catholic church in Fontana, Wisconsin. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed to a nearby resort for a reception under a lovely white tent. A classic navy, white, and blush pink color palette was used to emphasize the nautical theme. Katie and John’s wedding day was graced with a bit of rain, which led to some absolutely stunning “kissing in the rain” images! I also adore the s’mores favors; such a cute idea.
A few words from the bride:
John and I are high school sweethearts and happened to also be in the same pre-school class and after all these years I still have the biggest crush on him, it’s like living high school every day! The day we married, we’d been together for 9 years! We were long distance all through college, 5 hours apart, John in MN and myself in IL, and the state of Wisconsin was always our meeting point, so it was perfect to get married there. The Abbey Resort is where my sister had her wedding, Saint Benedict Church is where John’s grandparents belong too, and of course our favorite beer, Spotted Cow (only made and distributed in WI) which was our “signature drink” of the night. Our wedding was a nautical boat theme based off the beautiful views of Lake Geneva, which highlighted the white outdoor tent, nautical linens, our handsome groomsmen in casual khaki suits with boat shoes and the amazing pictures captured in the boat marina!
Photographer: Soda Fountain Photography
Videographer: Our Wedding Day Forever LLC
Ceremony Venue: Saint Benedict Catholic Church
Reception Venue: The Abbey Resort & Spa
Table Linen Rental: Bright Settings
Bridal Gown Store: Wedding Bells
Bridal Shoes: Valentino, bride’s something borrowed from her sister
Bridesmaid Dress Store: A L’Amour
Mens Ties: Tie Bar
Groom’s Shoes: Boat shoes from J.Crew
Floral Designer: Twisted Stem Floral
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
Invitation Designer: Crane & Co.
Wedding Planner: Sister, Amy Ulmer
DJ: All American DJ Services
Transportation: Y Drive Limousine Service LLC