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The Northwoods area is so varied that your wedding here can be anything you want it to be A Northwoods wedding could mean a lakeside ceremony, or an exchange of vows under the trees, or a rustic cabin event. This area comprises several counties in the northern (duh) portion of Wisconsin: Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida […]

How to plan your Northwoods wedding

How to plan your Northwoods Wedding

A Door County wedding is one of the most stunning ways to get married in Wisconsin I mean…have you seen Door County?? If you look up the most beautiful places in Wisconsin, it’s rare that Door County doesn’t make the list. The peninsula is about 2 hours north of Milwaukee, about 3 hours from Madison. Wisconsin’s […]

How to have the perfect Door County wedding

Your complete guide for the best places to elope in Wisconsin, and how to do it. I’ll admit it, my west-coast heart was ready to brush Wisconsin off and say, “nope, nothing exciting here.” Folks, I was so wrong. Eloping in Wisconsin may not put you on top of a mountain, but this northern state makes […]

Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Wisconsin

Your ultimate guide to eloping in Wisconsin! Two marriers kiss under an arch on their elopement day

Courthouse weddings are a hidden gem in the world of weddings. Plenty of people just kind of…brush off courthouse weddings. They don’t think about them too much or pay them any real consideration. But folks, they’re great. Here’s why:   1. Low stress   Even for people who love big weddings…you have to admit that there’s […]

Top 5 reasons why courthouse weddings are secretly the best

Courthouse weddings are the best! A newly married couple walks down the hall in the Milwaukee courthouse, holding hands.

Want to know how I know that you’ve googled elopement vows? I’m a witch. Kidding. It’s because we all do. I did it when I eloped. My partner did it. My couples do it. We all freaking do it because, chances are, we’ve never written elopement vows before! I was going to say it’s like […]

The ultimate guide to writing your own elopement vows

The ultimate guide to writing your elopement vows: all the tips and tricks you'll ever need to write your vows and enjoy the process!

The term “first look” may have come up while you were doing some wedding research. Or you heard someone mention it. Maybe this is the first (…haha) you’re hearing about it. Either way, the first look has gotten more and more popular over time, and there are several reasons why. (I think it’s a great […]

First look tips: what, why, how?

The first look on a wedding day: what, why, and how

More and more people plan to elope these days, but how do you know if eloping is right for you? What even is an elopement?  For starters, “eloping” used to exclusively mean: “the two of you run off together and no one knows you’re getting married.” These days, the definition has broadened to include “intimate […]

Should I elope?

Should I elope? How to know if eloping is right for you

Ever thought about what it’d be like to travel New Zealand in a campervan? The answer is somewhat complicated because although it was an incredible trip, that #vanlife isn’t as peachy as Instagram would have you believe. …Especially if it’s winter. Maybe don’t do this in the winter. That’s my biggest tip, you don’t even […]

How to travel New Zealand in a campervan

How to travel New Zealand in a campervan, DOC campsite, laughing in front of the campervan

The truth about eloping is that it isn’t always as perfect as the internet would have you believe. But it’s close. If you’ve ever wondered if eloping is right for you, if there are actually any downsides, if the internet has been spouting lies, then this one is for you: the 3 hard truths about […]

The truth about eloping

The hard truth about eloping

Engagement session outfits have long been a source of frustration for many couples. And I get it! These are likely the photos you’ll use to announce your engagement (if you haven’t right away), the photos you’ll look back on years down the line as you reminisce about this time in your lives. You don’t want […]

Engagement session outfits: what to wear

Engagement session outfit ideas