Chic Country Wedding at Apple Tree Lane B&B

Sweet and thoughtful touches highlight this chic country wedding at Apple Tree Lane B&B. What really caught my eye was the bride’s spaghetti strapped Maggie Sottero Gown. Don’t think you can go buy this particular dress in any bridal salon. The bride added lace from her mother’s wedding gown to make it absolutely one of a kind spectacular!

Remarks from the Photographer: “Stephanie and Dalton planned the most beautiful September wedding. The ceremony took place at a Wisconsin bed and breakfast in a small clearing beneath arches of trees with a river running alongside. Guests sat on bales of hay covered in vintage linens and the couple said their vows under an archway of greens with patches of sun breaking through. Both the bride and groom were completely relaxed and anticipating this moment for which they had waited seven years. Food was catered into the family barn, strings of lights hung floor to ceiling, and fresh ivory linens covered all the tables.”

(Remarks from the bride)

What was the overall theme for the ceremony and reception?

“I’ve described my wedding theme as both country chic and as burlap and lace.”

Purple floral wedding invitation by Wedding Paper Divas.

Where did you buy your wedding invitations?

“I bought my invitations online from Wedding Paper Divas. They have a ton of styles and can send you a sample.”

Purple bridesmaids dresses hanging up with a Maggie sottero spaghetti strap dress

Describe the Bridesmaids’ Attire

“The bridesmaids all had long dresses with different styles on the top. All their dresses were bought online at CDdresses.com. They were all able to find they’re own shoes, they just had to be grey.”

Heart sewn into a Maggie sottero spaghetti strap dressGroom wearing a vest with a purple, white and yellow boutonniere
Wooden signs for wedding ceremony "Best day ever"Tall lantern for outdoor wedding reception aisle decor
Outdoor wedding ceremony with hay bales and lanterns for decor   White hydrangeas for ceremony arch way decor

Which pieces of music did you use during the ceremony?

Processional – All my days by Alexi Murdoch
Bride’s Entrance – Bloom by The Paper Kites

Recessional – I’ve just seen a face by The Beatles

Country Wedding at Apple Tree Lane B&B

What were the highlights from the ceremony and reception?

“The little touches that we added to the ceremony like the flavored water for our guests was a great hit in the hot sun.  I also really enjoyed the unity ceremony – we both poured dirt from separate jars into a planter that held a tree.  One highlight from the reception that stands out in my mind was the wish lanterns we lit and set off into the night.”

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What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding? Do you have any tips to share with brides planning their own wedding?

“The best thing I can tell other brides is to get a Pinterest account ASAP and to remember to have fun. Don’t get stressed out by all the little details. Since you’re the only one who will know if something small didn’t work out, you’re the only one who could be disappointed. So there’s no reason to worry about it.”

Bride wearing a spaghetti strap maggie sottero gownWedding bands on a cork

Describe the Bride’s Attire

“My dress was designed by Maggie Sottero and had spaghetti straps, a v-shaped neckline and bonus pockets for the just in case tissues. The lace over the top was off of my moms wedding dress. The dress name (before I altered it) was Stephanie, so it was meant to be!”

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What types of flowers did you have?

“My bouquet had white David Austin roses, greenery, and little purple blooms. The bridesmaids bouquets were purple hydrangeas and white ranunculus with greenery all around the edges. The groom’s boutonniere had the same flowers as my bouquet, and the groomsmen had the same flowers as the bridesmaids bouquets. The flowers at the reception were a random mix put together by the florist in white, purple and light pink. Daltons boutonniere had a lock and my bouquet had a key.”

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What did you give your bridesmaids as gifts?

“My bridesmaids gifts were light purple sweatshirts that had Stephanie and Dalton, September 13, 2014 on the breast. Then on the back it said Bridesmaid and underneath was the number of years I’ve known each bridesmaid. They were made to look like jerseys.”

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What wedding favors did you give your guests?

“My favors were can koozies, which had our names and wedding date on one side and a picture with two fish and a hook that said ‘two less fish in the sea’ on the other side.”

Bride and groom together taken by Barn wedding reception
Brownlow_Boyce_Kasey_and_Ben__PMPS_Photography_LLC_DSC1013_lowCupcake table at Wedding reception in a barn

Where did you go on your Honeymoon?

“We went to Door County for three nights, where we stayed at the Chanticleer Guest House – a beautiful little B&B in a converted barn. The other three nights we camped at the East Arbutus Campground in Hatfield, Wisconsin.”

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Vendor List

Photographer:  Kasey and Ben – PMPS Photography LLC
Cinema and Video: Aaron Bean Cinema
Other Location: Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast
Hair Stylist: Breanna Thompson
Cake Designer: Chris Russell
DJ: Elite Music Service
Officiant: Erik Weiss
Floral Designer: Pioneer Floral
Caterer: Rockman’s Catering
Dress Store: Victorian Bridal

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