I’m thrilled to share Annie and Mikey’s enchanting tented Wisconsin wedding with you! The wedding was held at their family’s private estate in Fountain City, WI, which is a short drive north from La Crosse, WI. Overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, their wedding was nothing short of heartwarming, intimate, and downright picturesque—a celebration that is no doubt forever etched in their hearts.
Annie and Mikey wanted their wedding theme to have a nod toward the rustic Wisconsin woods but also wanted their wedding to feel high-end. Thus, the invitation suite, created by BP Creationery, helped to set that tone.
As soon as I arrived, Annie and her bridesmaids welcomed my team and me with champagne flutes in hand. Everyone was in such a great mood and they were excited for the festivities to begin. And begin they did! We popped and sprayed champagne bottles, listened to music, and before too long, we got Annie into her dress.
Annie is, was, and forever will be, the epitome of grace! She donned a stunning Enzoani bridal gown adorned with delicate lace. To add a bit of pizzazz, she wore long diamond earrings and sparkly Kailee P heels. Mikey, who was getting ready with his groomsmen on the lower level of the house, looked equally sharp in a custom Indochino suit. Wanting to add a custom touch to his attire, he had his and Annie’s wedding date subtly embroidered inside his suit jacket.
I don’t think I was emotionally prepared for Annie and Mikey’s day – by which I mean, it was an even more heartfelt and joyously tearful affair. It began with their first look and continued for the rest of the day. Both Mikey, Annie, and I were glad that I had a lot of tissues on hand.
After we completed their couple, wedding party, and family portraits, we prepared for their ceremony. I was so impressed with the ceremony decor. Not just because it was beautiful and totally on theme, but because Annie made the floral ceremony arch herself! That lady has mad DIY skills!
When I first met Annie and Mikey, they told me how important their families were to them. Therefore, it came as no surprise that Mikey’s aunt officiated the ceremony and Annie’s beloved grandfather walked her down the aisle. As the ceremony progressed, and I looked up and down the rows of guests, there wasn’t a single dry eye to be seen.
I will always be in love with a tented wedding reception, especially when it’s adorned with crystal chandeliers, twinkling lights, and abundant greenery. The mix of elevated rustic decor and the exquisite florals made it feel like you were walking into an enchanted fairytale.
As the day melted into the night, the reception unfolded like a dream. The kids played on the lawn and threw stones in the river. There was a beautiful sunset, perfect for Annie and Mikey’s sunset portraits. And the speeches…oh the speeches. I was especially moved by Mikey’s dad’s speech, who was, after all, his best man.
The dancing was off the hook, the drinks flowed, and then it was time for fireworks. One of the fun perks of having a tented wedding on private property in Wisconsin is that you can end the night with a dazzling fireworks display. And dazzling it was! It left Annie, Mikey, my team, and their guests in awe.
Every moment of Annie and Mikey’s tented Wisconsin wedding echoed the warmth and love that define this extraordinary couple. Cheers to Annie and Mikey, may your journey ahead be as joyous and captivating as your special day!
Venue: Private residence
Wedding Management: Skies the Limit Events
Photographer: Lauren Baker Photography
Videographer: Hard Copy Film Co
Florist: Skies the Limit Events
Dessert: Linda’s Bakery
Makeup Artist: Maggie Jessen
Hair Stylist: Alexa Pettit
Caterer: Mary Cody’s
Bridal Gown: Annika Bridal Boutique
Bridal Gown Designer: Enzoani
Shoes: Kailee P.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Revelry
Rings: Rose Jewelers
Invitations: BP Creationery
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!