May 26, 2017

2018 Venue Bucket List

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The sun is out, the birds are chirping, I’m a few weeks into the 2017 wedding season already and loving every minute of it! But, this week I’ve had a few requests on my mind and thought…hey, why not jot down a few notes of what’s been circling through my brain. So, here it is! …

I’ve been dying for some really fantastic Wisconsin or Minnesota architecture. Does it catch your eye, is it stunning and appealing? Does it tell the history of Wisconsin? Brick, industrial, painted walls, old wallpaper, large windows with fantastic light filtering through, a rooftop with a view — I’m up for it! I also can’t forgot about my love of the woodlands. Wisconsin Northwoods needs to be represented more! The fresh breeze of pine and nature, floral gardens, the rippling sound of a lakeside wedding, dappled light sprinkled through the trees. I’m seriously always up for anything in the woods. And mostly…my biggest want for this year is a couple more Great Lake shoreline weddings or elopements. I love, love the Northshore! I’ve been dying to shoot a wedding online the shoreline so please — let’s chat! Lake Superior, Lake Michigan…another Great Lake…doesn’t matter, I’m ready and waiting.

Here’s a few others on my bucket list for the 2018 season (or if you’re in 2017 and I have your date free yet). These are just a few places that I’d love to travel to. If you’re having your wedding here or know someone who is, I’d be grateful to spend some moments chatting with you. And I might have something for you 😉

Camp Jorn, Manitowish Waters

Camp Wandawega, Elkhart

The Lagaret, Stoughton

The Pritzlaff, Milwaukee

Paoli Mill, Belleville

Villa Terrace Museum, Milwaukee

Whistling Straits, Kohler

The American Club, Kohler

Barn at Harvest Moon Pond, Poynette

Badger Farms, Deerfield

Hilltop, Spring Green

The Atrium, Shorewood

Rustic Manor 1848, Delafield

Mercantile Hall, Burlington

Villa Bellezza Winery, Pepin

Minnesota Northshore

Bayfield + Apostle Islands

Lake Superior, Lake Michigan shoreline

Port Washington

Door County

Any Northwoods weddings – camps, resorts, family cabin at the lake! AND MORE.

And can we just talk about food trucks for a minute? Ya’ll should contact me if you’re having one at your wedding 😉


xo, Em

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