Steve planned a proposal in Door County, Wisconsin, a place near and dear to Amanda. After a sunset dinner, he escorted his future wife to Anderson Dock to propose. The spot is known for tourists painting their names on the boathouse. After Amanda said, “Yes!” they painted their initials and engagement date to commemorate the special moment.
To start off their big day, Steve took his groomsmen to the barbershop, and treated them to a beard trim and donuts. Amanda and her bridesmaids relaxed at the venue for a morning of pampering and mimosas. Before they both knew it, guests were arriving. The ceremony included an Apache blessing and endless rows of smiles, followed by a happy hour featuring unique signature cocktails.
The couple’s theme incorporated Bohemian chic with an industrial edge. The palette of soft colors and wood accents paired with vintage furniture, cowhide rugs and boho florals added the perfect amount of nontraditional flair. Amanda’s ceremony gown also mirrored the boho theme with an open back and lace bell sleeves before dressing in her form-fitting two-piece reception gown.
The evening continued with dinner, including assorted wood-fired pizzas that were prepared in an on-site outdoor pizza oven where guests could watch the cooking process. Donuts, dessert pizza and gelato were all available as a sweet treat. Afterwards, the entertainment was modern with fun, high-energy vibes for all ages, including an indoor teepee- style tent for children’s activities. After dancing for hours, Amanda and Steve made their grand exit with a sparkler send-off.
NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS: 150
VENUE: The BRIX on the Fox
PHOTOGRAPHER: Julia Maruyama Photography
EVENT PLANNER: Spin N Play Productions
RINGS: Alexis Russell
BRIDE’S CEREMONY GOWN: Rue de Seine via Alice in Ivory
BRIDE’S HEADPIECE: Emma Katzka Bridal
HAIR: Melanie Bahler via Halo Salon Hinsdale
MAKEUP: Melanie’s Makeup Artistry
BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES: Brideside
FORMALWEAR: The Black Tux
GROOM’S TIE: Macy’s
FLORAL: Two Sisters Events
CALLIGRAPHY: Florals & Flourishes Calligraphy
DESIGN & DÉCOR: Rustique Swan Event Design & Curated Decor
DINNERWARE: Elegant Presentations
CAKE & SWEETS: Alliance Bakery; CRAFT Donuts + Coffee