I drool over sequins, delight in dessert displays and drink most of my liquids out of a mason jar, but there's one thing I simply can't resist, and that's a classic. Throw in a little Father of the Bride, and I'm absolutely hooked. You likely saw this gem just a few weeks ago on Style Me Pretty, but I simply couldn't resist sharing something that's so captured my attention!
Meg and Dan married in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, where they met six years earlier. The bride, who'd dreamed of a tent wedding since she was a girl, fell in love with the lawn of the Victorian Village Resort, and she and her mother, along with Laura Cooper of Cooper Consulting Events, planned a beautifully-appointed celebration with their reception's elegant vistas in mind.
Golden letterpressed invitations from Bella Figura announced the celebration's classic deportment, and perfectly matched the gauzy Vera Wang bridesmaids gowns and gold Grecian sandals. The bride chose a fit and flare Amsale gown and Vince Camuto heels, paired with a floral fascinator by Sara Gabriel and pearl J.Crew bracelet. Meg and her bridesmaids all wore earrings from Anthropologie and carried lush white rose bouquets rimmed with dusty miller by florist Silvana Cassia of Twig Flowers, while Dan and his groomsmen wore classic tuxedos from Men's Wearhouse, ties from Brooks Brothers and simple freesia boutonnieres.
After a familial first look, where Dan was joined by Meg's father and her brothers, and a traditional ceremony accompanied by the Jubilate String Quartet at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, where Meg's family priest gave a touching homily, guests enjoyed vodka lemonades and Wisconsin cheese and meatballs while the newlyweds took photos on a friend's lovely property. Under the warmly lit tent, provided by Canopies Events, guests found tables covered in roses, hydrangeas and candles; an oversized slate from an antique shop and framed chalkboards from Her Majesty's Pug's Etsy shop served as dinner and cocktail menus, and a classic black and white checkered dance floor was the perfect finishing touch.
Following her mother's advice–that booze and a band will make a great party–Meg and Dan hired a Beatles cover band called the Cavern Beat, who all the guests adored. Meg's mom also baked the molasses, snickerdoodle and chocolate chip cookies served for dessert, alongside the stunning buttercream wedding cake by Natalie's Pastries, chocolate ganache cake from the local Piggly Wiggly, and an ice cream bar from Scoops Ice Cream Parlor.