June 3, 2023 | Photography by Anna Urban Photography
Hannah and Tucker were classmates and fellow science majors at Middlebury College, a small, private liberal arts school in Vermont, but they didn’t meet until their sophomore year, when they were set up by friends. Their first date took place at a party for the college ski patrol, which included Tucker among its membership. So it was fitting that nine years later, Tucker arranged for them to hike up the Middlebury Snow Bowl (the college’s ski hill). When they reached the top of the hill and began putting on their skis for the trip back down, Hannah turned around and discovered Tucker on one knee, asking for her hand in marriage. For the wedding itself, Hannah says the couple wanted something “unique that very much captured who we are.” Hannah is from a family of longtime summer residents on Geneva Lake, so the couple decided to hold an intimate ceremony on the lawn of her parents’ house, which had once been her grandparents’ house. “We could not think of a more special place to get married,” she said. Hannah wore a white, twist- front, floor-length column gown with a subtle fishtail hemline and lace sleeves, while Tucker wore a classic blue suit with a blush-colored tie. The couple wrote and read their own vows to ensure that the ceremony was deeply meaningful.
In a nod to their shared college experience, for the reception, Hannah and Tucker transformed the main dining room of the Lake Geneva Country Club into a Vermont-style, farm-to-table experience. Lorelai Bittner’s Bakery in Lake Geneva provided a strawberry shortcake to cap off the meal. Following dinner, a DJ and musicians from Chicago’s New Groove Fusion kept the party going late into the evening.
CEREMONY VENUE: Bride’s parents’ home
RECEPTION VENUE: Lake Geneva Country Club
EVENT PLANNER: Katie Ogrinc with Graceful Events
BRIDEʼS GOWN: Alda gown by Alexandra Grecco
GROOMʼS & GROOMSMENʼS FORMALWEAR: Generation Tux
HAIR & MAKEUP: Beaute Luxe
FLORAL & DÉCOR: Frontier Flowers of Fontana
CATERING & MENU: Lake Geneva Country Club
CAKE & SWEETS: Lorelei Bittner’s Bakery
TRANSPORTATION: Lake Geneva Cruise Line and Midwest Transit System
ENTERTAINMENT: New Groove Fusion, Chicago