Weddings at the Lake: Cortney + Nick

When they were dating, Nick loved to surprise Cortney with adventures to new places and road trips to Lake Geneva soon became one of their favorite getaways. Fun times spent walking by the lake, exploring downtown shops, relaxing on a Lake Geneva Cruise Line tour, dining at Gino’s East or enjoying a glass of wine while wearing silly hats at The Baker House, nurtured their love for the area and each other. When Nick decided to propose, he chose an October day in 2018 at the Samuel Donian Wetland Preserve in the heart of the city, and the couple was married at The Ridge Hotel on a perfect June day 20 months later. Their outdoor ceremony, under an arbor adorned with an exquisite floral swag and overlooking the surrounding countryside, perfectly captured the beauty of the lakes area the couple had discovered years before.


The Details

June 13, 2020

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Matt Mason Photography, Lake Geneva – Matt Mason and Ben Hanson

VIDEOGRAPHER: Ellie Kay Films, Milwaukee – Ellie Price

WEDDING VENUE PLANNER: Michelle Adkins, The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva

REHEARSAL, CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE: The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva

OFFICIANT: Cynthia Aasen – Pastor St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kenosha

FLORAL DESIGNER: Flowers By Faye, Milwaukee – Faye Mueller

JEWELERS: Engagement Ring – James Allen; Wedding Bands – Zales

GOWN: Bucci’s Bridal, Pewaukee, WI

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: David’s Bridal (Locations nationwide)

BEAUTY (MAKEUP/HAIR): Grace Bridal and @xoxo_ mke (Freelance hair stylists and makeup artists), Milwaukee

CAKE/DESSERTS: Simma’s Bakery, Wauwatosa

ENTERTAINMENT & UPLIGHTING: Double Platinum DJ Service, New Berlin

TRANSPORTATION: Continental Limo Service, Woodstock, IL

GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva