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Summer Cottage Wedding in Wisconsin

wooden themed wedding stationery

Prepare to fall in head over heels with this sweet southern summer cottage wedding in Wisconsin. From the charming details tot the jaw dropping dance moves at the reception. You will surely be   humming the theme to "Dirty Dancing when you are finishing perusing this wedding.
So buckle up you're in for a fabulous ride filled to the brim with adorable details all captured by Carly McCray Photography, and designed by Emily Elizabeth Events. To see every last  detail drop by the full gallery here, and get a simple budget breakdown below!

white and pink bouquet

BHLDN wedding dress

wedding kiss

Avoid Online Dress Shopping

From the Bride: I bought three wedding dresses all online and on sale. I should have waited and not purchased the first two online. I ended up wearing one to the rehearsal dinner with dressed-down sandals and a belt. Wearing two dresses over the weekend was a blast, and I really felt like the bride. However, I recommend trying on wedding dresses in person - don't order online!Some of the details in this wedding are just too cute! We love the bow tie clad corgi, the fun calligraphy signage and of course their burlap and lace runner. It may be hard to duplicate the corgi but you can definitely steal the other two ideas. Create your own calligraphy (or hire a pro if that's not really your thing) and we gave you all the materials needed to create your own monogrammed runner. Now go forth and be crafty!

cozy cottage wedding venue

burlap runner

flower girl and ring bearer corgi

pick a seat not a side ceremony sign

just married

Wisconsin Meets Dirty Dancing

From Carly McCray Photography: The sweet tented ceremony included her grandmother's bow-tied corgi escorting their flower girl down the aisle! Rustic invitations included a hand-painted watercolor map, painted by the bride herself. Charming wooden hand-painted signs with a Southern touch honored Henry's family heritage and welcoming guests to pick a seat, not a side (y'all)!

wedding wish tree

write a wish sign your name and hang on the tree sign

hey yall find your seat

grab a drink bar sign

Signature Desserts

The tent overflowed with custom touches and sentimental details, including the bride and groom's favorite ice cream flavors as the signature dessert for the cake and ice cream buffet, gold-dipped mason jars, handmade signs, milk-glass vases filled with hydrangeas, and to top it all off, a floral chandelier hung above the sweetheart table.

wooden table numbers

pastel shabby chic table decor

rose bud chandeliere

stud muffin throw back seat signs

Cool Seat Signs & Hot Dance Moves

We can't get enough of these adorable "Throw back" bride and groom seat signs. Stud Muffin! These truly show the fun loving personalities of Jillian and Henry.

Being a professional dancer, Jillian's first dance moves did not disappoint! The bride and groom's first dance was to Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody,' and Jillian surprised Henry later in the night with an amazing performance by her dance company to Barry White's "Can't Get Enough of Your Love." Everyone went absolutely wild, and it set the tone for the remainder of the night's party!

classic white wedding cake from Bettersweet Bakery

signature ice cream flavors

time to drink champagne

choreographed wedding dance

Read on to see how much this summer cottage wedding in Wisconsin cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

Simple Budget for 100 person wedding in Elkhart Lake, WI: $30,000
Reception with band, food, flowers, decor: $20,000
Decorations, attire, rentals, photography, Invitations: $10,000

ServiceVendor
CakeBettersweet Bakery
Dress designer & JewelryBHLDN
Event designerEmily Elizabeth Events
FlowersTwig Flowers
Live BandBobby And The Way Outs
PhotographyCarly McCray Photography
Prop/furniture rentalsArena Rentals
Prop/furniture rentalsRelics Vintage Rentals
Venue & CatererVictorian Village Resort