Heidel House in Green Lake Wisconsin Wedding
Abigail and Robert’s wedding was an elegant black-tie affair on the Lake in Green Lake Wisconsin. The Heidel House is an amazing venue right on the lake that we have been dying to return to! These two were surrounded by their dearest friends while they read their own vows to each other then danced the night away!
The day couldn’t have been dampered by the heat, humidity or the bugs! We all may have been sweating out butt off while swatting at bugs – but we are beaming from ear to ear! Along with Abigail’s elegant backless wedding gown that went beautifully with Roberts black tie suit. Each bridesmaid picked out their own dress that fit their style and personality. Each one just as stunning as the next! I LOVE that this trend is becoming more and more a thing for wedding days! It’s a great way to ensure that your wedding party LOVES what they are wearing!
Enough from me, let’s get to know our couple!
How did you two meet? Tell us your story!
On December 31st, 2013 we met each other for the first time. We truly met when we least expected it, and when we needed each other most. By the summer of 2014, we started travelling between Naperville and Milwaukee every weekend to see each other. That same year, when the leaves started turning, we said “I love you.”
From the Milwaukee shoreline to the Chicago city lights, Rob and I started our history together. We are so excited to continue creating our most cherished memories with the people dearest to us when we exchange our vows and celebrate our union. 2018 is going to be a great year! Favorite Trip: Savannah Georgia Proposal: Green Lake Conference Center, Rob proposed to me on the water and then our families threw us an amazing engagement party
How did Robert propose?
He took me to the green lake conference center, where I took him the first time he visited my family in green lake.
Abigail, what do you love most about Robert?
His unrelenting loyalty and unconditional love for me and those closest to him
Robert, what do you love most about Abigail?
Aside from being beautiful, she has a warm and kind soul. She cares deeply for others and I love that about her.
What would your perfect Sunday be like together?
Sleeping in, making fresh ground coffee and walking around our neighborhood. Getting out to the lake or taking a trip to another part of the city is also ideal on any day of the week.
What memory stands out most from your wedding day?
The ceremony, exchanging our vows and the exchanging of the rings
What was the best part of planning your wedding day?
The payoff of seeing all the people we love in one place and enjoying themselves.
In your own words, describe your day from the night before to waking up as MR & MRS!
The night before our wedding we had our rehearsal dinner at Abbys parents house. It was magical and such a great way to start the wedding weekend. 60 of our closest family members and friends were there and we shared wonderful food, wine and conversation together. Rob spent the rest of the evening at the Heidel House with other people in town for the wedding and I stayed at home with my mom, dad and sister.
Rob and I had days filled with preparation, nerves and excitement the day of the wedding and saw each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle to Dream a Little Dream of Me by Ella Firzgerald.
What was the greatest challenge in planning your wedding day? Anything you felt least prepared for? What could you have lived without?
The sheer amount of details that come with planning such a large event and the pressure to finalize everything the month beforehand. I think we felt least prepared for how fast the day goes! After all the planning and preparation, the day truly flys by.
What personal touches did you add to make your wedding day your own?
The location, where Abby grew up. Wisconsin beer, cake pops and cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. We also tried to being the outside in, so to speak, with our decor. Our ceremony included readings by our mothers and our officiant is a close member of the family as well. It was important to us to have influential women and men in our lives as integral parts of the ceremony and wedding celebration.
What are you looking forward to most in your future together?
Continuing to grow together, through happy times and difficult times, and building our lives together as partners and a family.
What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding day?
Stick with your gut, try to make decisions that reflect you as a couple and that fit with who you are. Its so easy to get caught up in what we “should do” with something as important as our wedding. The things that Rob and I decided that were based in who we are and what we like, turned out to be what our guests complimented us the most on.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be!?
Flight, to travel as often as possible and as efficiently as possible. Also, it would give us the time we normally spend in transit doing other things we value.
How dod you feel about your decision to go with Natural Intuition Photography?
Great! It was really easy working with you both. Communication was clear and consistent the entire year and you made us feel comfortable in front of the camera.
The best part of working with you was the wedding day. You didn’t make us feel like we had to leave the celebration at all. We were able to celebrate and get pictures taken in a candid fashion which is what we wanted! Thanks for that! (you are SOOO welcome!)
RAD VENDORS THAT HELPED BRING THE DAY TOGETHER!
BRIDAL GOWN | Teresa Gown by Haley Paige from Nordstrom
BRIDESMAID DRESSES | BHLDN
BRIDES SHOES | BHLDN
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES | BHLDN
GROOM & GROOMSMAN SUITS | The Black Tux
GROOMS SHOES | Allen Edmonds
GROOMSMAN WATCHES | Orient Bambino
RENTALS | Coture Events
WEDDING FLOWERS | House of Flowers
GREEN LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | Natural Intuition Photography