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This wedding is breathtaking for so many reasons – the details, the dress, the DIY, and especially the love you can see between this beautiful couple, and the friends and family surrounding them on their special day. Studio 29 captured so many beautiful images of this wedding; photos that every bride only dreams of having to reflect back on from their wedding day. I always love having the opportunity to feature a Wisconsin wedding, and this is definitely not one to miss. studio29_photography_0968 studio29_photography_0969 studio29_photography_0971 studio29_photography_0970 studio29_photography_0972 studio29_photography_0973 Slide1 studio29_photography_1012 studio29_photography_0977 studio29_photography_0980 studio29_photography_0981 studio29_photography_0979 studio29_photography_0982 studio29_photography_0991 studio29_photography_0985 studio29_photography_0986 studio29_photography_0996 studio29_photography_0995 Slide7 studio29_photography_1002 studio29_photography_0998 studio29_photography_0997 Slide3 studio29_photography_1008 Slide4 studio29_photography_1009 studio29_photography_1010 studio29_photography_0988 studio29_photography_0993 studio29_photography_0994 studio29_photography_0992 studio29_photography_0974 studio29_photography_0975 studio29_photography_1023 studio29_photography_1014 studio29_photography_1017 studio29_photography_1016 studio29_photography_1018 studio29_photography_1019 studio29_photography_1021 studio29_photography_1020 studio29_photography_1026 studio29_photography_1024 studio29_photography_1028 studio29_photography_1031 studio29_photography_1029 studio29_photography_1030 studio29_photography_1022 studio29_photography_1032 studio29_photography_1036 Slide06 Slide07 studio29_photography_1042 studio29_photography_1038 Slide08 studio29_photography_1045 studio29_photography_1046 studio29_photography_1050 Slide09 studio29_photography_1051 Slide10 studio29_photography_1054 studio29_photography_1058 studio29_photography_1057 studio29_photography_1063 studio29_photography_1061 studio29_photography_1062 studio29_photography_1060 studio29_photography_1059 studio29_photography_1067 studio29_photography_1066 studio29_photography_1068 studio29_photography_1055 studio29_photography_1065 studio29_photography_1064

From the Bride:

How Amanda & Mike met?  A mutual friend set us up after Mike saw me at the grocery store.

How Mike proposed? Mike proposed to me in Mercer, WI last summer.  My boss said we could use his cabin and fishing boat for the weekend.  Mike knows I love to fish and the cabin is located on Long Lake.   To give you some background my Grandpa Wayne and I were really close.  He passed away about 6 years ago.  I looked up to him so much and we would stay up late nights eating pickled herring (it’s a Norwegian thingJ) and just talking.  I miss him and think of him every day.   My grandpa Wayne made me a tackle box with all of his old fishing lures and made a label on the tackle box with my name on it.   Unfortunately, Mike did not get to meet my grandpa, but I tell him stories about my grandpa all the time.  Mike and I went fishing that day in the very early morning.  We were casting and not getting any bites.  Mike usually sets up my pole for me with one of his lures.  After a while, Mike suggested I try one of my grandpa’s lures for good luck.  I was showing Mike the different lures my grandpa put in there to get his take on which one was good.  He told me to just pick a good old one so I did.  I gave it to Mike to put on my pole and he tied the ring on the lure.  He got down on one knee, handed it to me, and asked me to marry him.   I was very surprised and of course, I said yes!!

Favorite part of the day?  My favorite part of the day was the emotion in Mike’s face when I walked down the aisle.  All my nervousness went away when I saw him.  Second part was my Dad and my sister singing our first song.

Hardest part of planning?  Prioritizing what needs  to be done first.  Then, the little things you forget about closer to the date.

Advice for future brides?  The day will go by so fast to try to take a step back during every moment and look around and take it in.

Why you chose the venue you did?  It was such a beautiful, peaceful place.  It had so much opportunity to show your sense of style.  It was also more of a relaxing place, and we could camp there afterwards.

//Other Details//

All decorations made by Kelly Fjerstad (Mother of the Bride) Table Runners; Burlap with Lace edges, Mason jars were filled with baby’s breath flowers, Gift Table: 2 Whiskey Barrels & old wooden door, painted wooden frames with names of wedding party on the glass, guest sign in bench, invitation framed in window. 


Photographer: Studio 29 / Bride’s Dress: Lazaro / Bride’s Shoes: DSW / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Hairstylist: Hair and Body Solutions / Reception Venue: Wern Valley / Cake Baker: Sweet Selections / Band: David Marshall Band / Flowers: Sentry Foods

One Comment

  1. Stunning wedding Photography!! Love the shots and editing. Simply stunning!