There is just something so magical about all-white weddings. It gives the whole day a feeling like everyone is floating on clouds. Pair the bleached attire with a perfectly blue sky summers day and you have one perfect all-white wedding day. But wait if you think Joe and Megan's wedding is perfect just wait until you hear how he popped the question! #DreamProposal!
Keep scrolling to hear more about their engagement and to see more of this gorgeous day. And if you are still craving more we have a full gallery stuffed with photos captured by the talented Amy & Jordan.
An Engagement Dream
Joe emailed us. With a grand plan. To propose to his high school sweetheart. In front of the Eiffel Tower. After months of back-and-forth emails, discreet text messages and secret Skype calls, we successfully flew under the radar all the way to Paris. We’ll never forget the moment Joe got down on one knee. Our hearts were probably beating as fast as his. The entire experience will forever be a career favorite for us.
After she said yes, Joe revealed his next surprise: an all-day engagement session in Paris the next day. He took Megan shopping that afternoon, and the next morning, we started an adventure that took us to every corner of one of our favorite cities in the world. So, needless to say, ever since that trip, we’ve been counting down the days until we’d get to see them again for their wedding in their home state of Wisconsin.
The Wedding Venue
The wedding was at Villa Bellezza, an Italian-inspired winery in rural Wisconsin. The Mediterranean on the Mississippi, they call themselves. So the surroundings were (obviously) stunning. They also included a few special surprises, like their grandmas serving as flower girls, and a display at the entrance of the reception with photos of all of the married couples in attendance to demonstrate the legacy of love surrounding them.
But what struck us was how beautiful everyone in attendance was (inside and out). From their bridal party, to their family, to their guests, every interaction we had made us feel so thankful to serve couples like Megan and Joe. We’d heard the expression “Minnesota Nice” before we left for our trip, but after spending time with so many Wisconsinites, we learned that it’s really “Midwest Nice.” The people they surround themselves with couldn’t have been sweeter or kinder or made us feel more welcome. That, of course, didn’t surprise us, because even though Megan is a successful dance teacher in Ohio, and Joe is an NFL Pro Bowler for the Cleveland Browns, you would never guess it — because they’re as kind and genuine as they are successful. Midwest roots and values, apparently, run deep; and, they really show that it matters less what you do, and more who you are.