It was a gorgeous day for Emily and Allan’s wedding at White Oak Savannah! The breeze allowed for the humidity to not be too horrible, which is always a plus in Wisconsin!
The ladies got ready together in a beautiful farmhouse on the property. The air, while they got dressed, was so calm. Emily came down the stairs in her beautiful BHLDN two-piece dress. All the ladies were in awe of how amazing she looked.
The guys got ready in the dressing room just across the driveway. They helped each other with their ties before I arrived to pin the flowers on them all. They guys too were so calm getting ready – it’s always such an amazing thing to feel on wedding days.
Emily and Allan decided to get married in an open grassy area surrounded by trees. These trees were old than anyone at the wedding, standing tall an strong. No music was played, but there were so many cheers as they walked down the aisle. They told their own vows, had dear friends read poems, and kissed into a new adventure together.
The reception was a relaxed vegan dinner provided by Enos Farms. They provided some of the most delicious vegan food and heirloom tomatoes I have ever eaten!!! The company is a delight to work with, and their food is beautiful AND delicious!
Emily, what do you love most about Allan?
His patience and sense of humor. I love his curiosity about the natural world- it is inspiring. He reminds me to always keep a “big picture” perspective and to let go of the small irritations that life brings. He is adventuresome, but also finds contentment in the smaller joys of the world- something all of us should remember to do more often.
Allan, what do you love most about Emily!?
Although she says this about me, its truer of her…she may possibly be the sweetest person in the world. She is intelligent and well-spoken. Emily is interested in nutrition and fitness and helps keep me healthy. She could be a professional smoothie chef. Smooths down my rough edges. An overall fabulous human being!
What would your perfect Sunday look like?
A breakfast of pancakes with homemade maple syrup from our backyard trees. And tea! We’d then go for a bike/run (Allan on the bike, Emily on foot) or cross-country ski if it’s wintertime. We’d end the day with dinner cooked at home and a movie night.
Favorite wedding day memory!?
The oak savanna stands out most to us about our wedding day- it really was the perfect setting.
Favorite part of planning your wedding day?
Tasting the cake flavors in cupcake form and discovering that our florist could do native wildflowers.
In your own words, describe your day…
The rehearsal, dinner, and hang-out afterward was a fun way to connect with close friends and family before the big day. We had a campfire and yard games, which were a big hit with the younger crowd. Some of us also enjoyed playing board games in the farmhouse and catching up with those we hadn’t seen in awhile.
We worked on some last-minute details in the morning and cycled through hair and makeup for the bridal party. The weather was bright, sunny, and on the hot side, but it was to be expected for August in Wisconsin. Our ceremony was short and sweet, as planned. We loved seeing everyone gathered as we walked in with our parents.
Afterward, we talked to a lot of guests! We were thankful that Chris and Amelia (Emily’s brother and sister-in-law) put together appetizer plates for us. Emily’s dad gave a great welcome to everyone, and dinner was delicious! We got a lot of compliments to Enos Farms from guests who were unfamiliar with polenta and tempeh but enjoyed it all. The cake was delectable! The first dance was a fun way to kick off the party.
We enjoyed the sunset photos- it was a nice little escape from the crowd and a good opportunity to take in the scenery once again. The Stephany family danced to We Are Family two times over! The rest of the evening was lovely- catching up with family and friends, relaxing, taking in the day.
How do you feel about your experience with Natural Intuition Photography?
We feel great about working with Natural Intuition Photography! Christine and Justin let us be ourselves, they were efficient, and let us enjoy more time with the guests- they didn’t ask for much! We also appreciated their offers and help with wedding planning and day-of assistance outside of photography. Thanks for helping pin those boutonnières, Christine!