“A BIG congratulations goes out to Bobby and his beautiful bride Brittany who were married at <ahref=”http://www.lakelawnresort.com” title=”Lake Lawn Resort Wisconsin Wedding” >Lake Lawn Resort on the shores of Lake Delavan. Bobby + Brittany are a Chicago couple who planned for an out-of-state “mini destination wedding” in the Southern Wisconsin Geneva lakes area. Lake Lawn is about 90 minutes North of downtown Chicago. When Brittany first contact us about her wedding at Lake Lawn mentioning we’d have to travel, we couldn’t wait to hear more as we love traveling for unique weddings + not to mention we love the lakes in this area of WI. With a number of past visits boating Lake Geneva, Lake Delavan, Powers Lake, and other small lakes in Wisconsin before, spending time up in Wisconsin was an easy YES for us.
Bobby + Brittany’s wedding was a weekend long celebration. With about 300 guests attending their <ahref=”https://www.chicagoillinoisweddingphotography.com/category/destinations/” title=”chicago photographer for my destination wedding” >Wisconsin destination wedding, you can imagine the hotel’s corridors and hallways and the resort’s marina, pool, restaurants and grounds were filled with many familiar faces throughout the weekend. The wooded resort sits along the shores of Lake Delavan and is surrounded by rolling hills of Wisconsin woodlands. A beautiful, picturesque spot to have an outdoor lakefront wedding… but unfortunately with heavy rains on the evening before and on the wedding day morning, left behind was a wet lawn. So Bobby + Brittany opted to be married indoors in the resort’s Lake Lawn Room and nonetheless the room was breathtaking! The timber wooden beam lined room buzzed with family and friends, smiling, cheering and watching as Bobby + Brittany exchanged wedding vows. Even a tear ( or a few ) were shed… Brittany had mentioned there might be a few emotional moments.
With so many details on their wedding day, just few things we especially enjoyed … the rustic and luxury lodge hotel rooms which were cozy + woodsy decorated, discovering a few creative shooting spots around the resort for some <ahref=”https://www.chicagoillinoisweddingphotography.com/” title=”unique wedding photography” >unique wedding photography, and pictures of Brittany + Bobby together officially for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Stineman. We enjoyed staying on our toes while organizing our biggest bridal party yet this year ( the twenty five member bridal party ), photos at the marina out on the dock where we captured some dramatic shots against the overcast sky, romantic pictures on the lakefront park bench, and strolling along the resort’s lakeshore. Then indoors it was a must capturing a few poses under the lodge’s stone fireplace and moose before enjoying the final minutes of the cocktail hour. B+B’s wedding reception at the resort’s Geneva Ballroom was an amazing, jaw dropping setting with not one detail overlooked – the ballroom was beautiful! Each and every detail was refined with elegance, personalization, creativity and dashes of luxury. An elegant, fairytale reception setting with ambiance in shades of red and pink lighting and pastel centerpiece floral arrangements and stringing pearls + candles. Visually, the floating petals dropping from the dance floor ceiling created undeniably the most beautiful and romantic center stage setting we have yet to see this year. It was beautiful. Brittany says she developed many of the visual concepts for the wedding, but her coordinators from Speakers and Events R Us helped to execute them.
Highly recommended is the live entertainment by Standing Room Only. Both outside in the courtyard during the cocktail hour and later for the reception, the band continued to provide amazing, versatile wedding music with not only a variety of vocals and music styles, but an ensemble of talented musicians and instruments. If they aren’t already booked on your 2011 wedding date, they are surely a must have wedding vendor to check out. Nothing is better than live music at a wedding, and a good wedding band can be difficult to find. Brittany says she fell in love with the wedding band and surprisingly planned her date around their availability. Yes… they are that good!
To Bobby + Brittany, we hope you enjoy our pick of favorite blog photos and they create some lasting memories for the two of you. We are so glad Brittany that you found our wedding blog back last Fall. We wish to you love, joy and happiness… nothing but the best! Ryan and I are looking forward to hear about your bright futures ahead. We hope you will keep in touch, we had a great time working with you. And thanks again… we greatly appreciate your hospitality over the weekend including the invitation to the Sunday morning brunch. Thank you Bobby, Brittany and Leslie ( and many others ) in making Ryan and I feel like a member of the family.”
Bobby + Brittany hired a group of awesome wedding vendors:
Destination Wedding Location: Delavan, Wisconsin
Ceremony + Reception: Lake Lawn Resort, Wisconsin on Lake Delavan
Coordinator: Speakers and Events R Us, Milwaukee and Chicago
Ceremony Officiant: Reverend Marcia Boyer
Dress: Watters Dress, from Vanessa’s Modern Bride, Arlington Heights
Hotel + Bridal Suite Prep Location: Lake Lawn Resort, Lake Delavan, Wisconsin
Bridal Jewelry: Erin Cole
Bridesmaids Dress: Vanessa’s Modern Bride, Arlington Heights
Flower Girl Dress: Dear Lilly
Tuxedos: Joseph A. Bank
Caterer: Lake Lawn Resort, Lake Delavan, WI
Cake + Cupcakes: Bridal Cakes By Ann, Kenosha, WI
Flowers: Speakers and Events R Us, Milwaukee and Chicago
Cocktail Hour + Reception Band / Live Entertainment: Standing Room Only, Chicago
Honeymoon: Hawaii, arranged by Laurie Rovell, FCM Travel