June 26, 2021 | Photography by Anna Urban Photography
Heidi and Nick first met in high school and became good friends, but it wasn’t until both moved back to their hometown after college that they started dating and fell in love. Nick proposed on a vacation to the Cayman Islands, seizing the perfect sunset moment to get down on one knee.
Their original wedding date was scheduled for June of 2020, but the global pandemic limited that event to a small ceremony for close family. So on June 26, 2021, Heidi and Nick celebrated a larger wedding event with 215 guests at Lake Geneva’s Hawk’s View Golf Club. “We wanted something beautiful, a little rustic, but also relaxed,” Heidi explains. “Hawk’s View gave off that perfect vibe.”
Heidi opted for a sleeveless, fitted dress in ivory lace and the bridesmaids wore gowns in Sedona pink. The floral theme incorporated greenery, white flowers and succulents. For the reception tables, Heidi and Nick chose numbers that were important to them, and the centerpieces featured wine bottles hand-painted by Heidi’s father.
Heidi walked down the aisle to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.” The short ceremony featured an exchange of vows Heidi and Nick had written themselves. Following the ceremony, they joined their guests for a cocktail hour featuring signature cocktails — an old fashioned for Nick and a lemon drop martini for Heidi. Dinner and dancing followed on the covered outdoor patio.
Guests dined on steak in a red wine sauce, a wild rice-stuffed chicken breast in cream sauce and vegetarian ravioli before dancing into the night to the sounds of DJ Felix. Heidi says the party was a hit: “I think everyone had a great time.”
CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: Hawk’s View Golf Club
EVENT PLANNER: Becky Farber at Hawk’s View Golf Club
ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS: Goodman’s Jewelers, Madison, Wis.
BRIDEʼS GOWN: Marah’s Elegant Bridal, Mount Horeb, Wis.
BRIDEʼS SHOES: Badgley Mischka
BRIDEʼS JEWERLY & ACCESSORIES: Marah’s Elegant Bridal, Mount Horeb, Wis.
BRIDEMAIDSʼ DRESSES: David’s Bridal
FORMALWEAR: Men’s Wearhouse
GROOMʼS ACCESSORIES: Tie from Men’s Wearhouse; pocket square from The Tie Bar
GROOMSMENʼS FORMALWEAR: Men’s Wearhouse
HAIR: Hair by Rachelle
MAKEUP: Kristen Willert & Chelsey Rodenkirch
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY: Paper Source, Madison, Wis.
FLORAL & DÉCOR: Tattered Leaf Designs Studio
CATERING & MENU: Hawk’s View Golf Club
CAKE & SWEETS: Gooseberries Fresh Food Market
ENTERTAINMENT: DJ Felix Entertainment
TRANSPORTATION: Hawk’s View Golf Club; Fairfield Inn and Suites shuttle