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.
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.
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.