Weddings at the Lake: Annie + Kris

Deemed the destination daters, Annie and Kris traveled the world and with each new adventure they fell more in love. Their wedding, planned as a mini-destination weekend in Lake Geneva, was action-packed from start to finish. On Thursday evening, Annie’s parents hosted a welcome dinner at their home for family and friends arriving from Kris’s hometown of Seattle. Once settled at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, guests enjoyed golf, pickleball, spa treatments, gym workouts and more. Friday’s rehearsal dinner gave visitors a tour of Geneva Lake from the Walworth, one of Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s vessels, and Saturday dawned with gorgeous blue skies and fall foliage at its peak, which served as the perfect backdrop to a beautiful ceremony and a magical evening.

The Details

October 19, 2019

PHOTOGRAPHER: Ideal Impressions Photography, Lake Geneva – Ryan Bensheimer and Gio Diaz

VIDEOGRAPHER: Character D Films, Shorewood

REHEARSAL DINNER: Walworth, Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Lake Geneva

REHEARSAL DINNER CATERER: Hazel’s Catering, Hebron, IL

CEREMONY: St. Patrick Parish, Elkhorn

RECEPTION: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva

FLORAL DESIGNER: Frontier Flowers of Fontana

JEWELER: Nordstrom


BEAUTY (MAKEUP/HAIR): We Only Do Pretty, Chicago, IL

WEDDING PLANNER: Graceful Events, Walworth – Jenna Thayer

EVENT DESIGNER & STYLIST: Parker Drive Event Co., Lake Geneva – Stephanie Huttner

STATIONERY & CALLIGRAPHY: Pure Joy Inc., Elkhorn – Allie Lofy

CAKE/DESSERTS: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

ENTERTAINMENT: H.Y.P.E. Productions, Chicago (New Groove band)

EQUIPMENT RENTALS: Collins Custom Creations, Mukwonago; Relics,Milwaukee; BBJLinen, Niles,IL; Elegant Presentations, St. Charles, IL; Parker Drive Event Co., Lake Geneva

TRANSPORTATION: Jones Travel, Elkhorn

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

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