This wedding right here? It's exactly the reason why fall is my favorite season for weddings. For Veronica + Drew, it was a dream helping plan and design their wedding. Having been friends with Veronica since the 8th grade and her whole family being like family to me, it's truly a wonderful blessing to watch Veronica + Drew's love story unfold as they left Madison (where they met) 5 years ago to journey west to San Francisco and begin a new chapter of their lives and watch their gorgeous fall wedding come together so beautifully.
Whimsical and romantic with vibrant rich tones of marsala and soft hues of blush, peach, and cream with accents of greenery, floral designer Wild Apples went above and beyond curating the most utterly gorgeous blooms. From the outdoor ceremony and rustic indoor Wisconsin Northwoods feel of Wild Rock Golf Club, to the amazingly delicious sweets from To Di For, chalkboard signs I hand-lettered and a whole lot of love from family + friends, Veronica + Drew's wedding is nothing short of fall perfection! And you never would have known it turned out to be the hottest day of the entire year the day of their wedding! (90 degrees - that's Wisconsin for ya!) See all the pretties here captured by Clear + Quiet.
HOW DID YOU MEET? My brother introduced us. They were very good friends and I was new to the city. Drew asked to take me on a date immediately!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: Drew and I love hiking - we live in the beautiful San Francisco area and we are surrounded by natural beauty everywhere we look. One day, after a long stretch of work, he took me on my favorite hike overlooking all of the bay. You can see all three bay bridges from this view. He took me to a quiet spot, we took picture after picture, (as we always do) and as I turned away to snap a good pic, he was getting down on one knee. When I turned back I couldn't believe it. Really - I asked him if he was joking! Then I saw him pull out the ring box and I knew it was real. After saying, "yes" we sat on the hillside holding each other and looking at all of the beauty around us. It was a perfect moment.
DESCRIBE YOUR FLOWERS: My flowers were stunning- more beautiful than I imagined them being.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR DRESS: I hate shopping! Luckily for me, I knew the designer I wanted to go with- Maggie Sottero. I googled local bridal shops who carried her dresses and picked the closest one to me. My sister, mom, and I spent a morning picking out and trying on dresses, but I knew immediately that the very first one I tried on - was the one!
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM YOUR WEDDING DAY? My most memorable moment from the wedding day would have to be the moment we were reading each other's vows. There was something so sweet, and intimate about our words and the way that we looked into each other's eyes - declaring our love before our family and friends. We are not very mushy people, but this was a moment I will never forget. A moment that still brings tears to my eyes.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS LOCATION? We chose this location because it met many of our needs. Central location for all of our in and out of town guests, it had an outdoor venue with an indoor option, food and drinks were a part of the venue purchase, they had a great event coordinator who helped with everything along the journey, it was part of a hotel - which was great for our guests to have a place to crash after a day full of partying!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Advice: hire a wedding planner - specifically Michelle! HA! I am not even kidding though! I am not into this kind of stuff - planning parties - but of course I wanted it to be lovely. Michelle took every phone call, email, text into consideration and created for us the most perfect event - more than anything I could have imagined. Having a wedding planner took so much more stress off of my plate. To be honest, I cannot imagine how any bride or groom would have an enjoyable time without having the help of a planner. This is such an important day, and the least amount of stress you can feel, the better.
Event Designer + Wedding Planner: Bubbly + Lovely Events | Photography: Clear + Quiet | Rehearsal, Ceremony + Reception: Wild Rock Golf Club | Floral: Wild Apples | Invitations: Oh My Designs By Steph | Sweets: To Di For | Rentals: A La Crate | Custom Lettering/Signage + Rentals: Bubbly + Lovely Events | Ceremony Music: James Ripp | Reception Music: M + M Sound | Guest Accommodations: Wilderness Resort