Today's blog post features one of my favorite weddings from this year so far. I second shot this wedding for Jaimee Morse, a very talented friend and photographer based out of the Twin Cities. When Jaimee first pitched the idea of assisting her at the wedding, I thought it was maybe an hour away, just over the border to Wisconsin. Not being very fluent in my Midwest destinations yet, I didn't know Bayfield was literally on Lake Superior and a solid four hours away. But my, oh my, was the early morning drive was so worth it when I pulled up to Alyssa and Bryce's wedding. Alyssa's styling and design business Love Over Gold along with Secret Garden Floral and the help of family and friends transformed the location from an already beautiful lakeside destination to a lavish, brightly colored floral paradise. I've never seen so many flowers at a wedding. Flowers by the entrance, massive floral arrangements on the tables, flowers and greens as a canopy over the altar, flowers at the hotel, flowers in Alyssa's hair...it went on and on! Each guest dressed perfectly for the affair in bright summer dresses and colorful accessories. Kids played on the beach during cocktail hour while their parents helped themselves to a generous spread of cheese, grapes, vegetables, bruschetta and more. Dinner was a choice between tacos or pulled pork sandwiches. But don't forget to save room for dessert! Cupcakes topped with frosting and fresh fruit. My mouth is actually watering just writing all of this down. The amazing thing is, despite all the attention to decor and detail, the reason for the day was still very much preserved. It was about Alyssa and Bryce, their love for each other, and their love for their family and friends.
Huge thanks to Jaimee for inviting me to tag along. Check out her blog post from the wedding here.
- Lead Photographer: Jaimee Morse
- Venue: Superior Rentals
- Hotel: Hotel Chequamegon
- Day of Coordinator: Lace & Brass Events, LLC
- Florist: Secret Garden Floral
- Floral Styling: Love Over Gold | Styling & Design
- Bride's Dress:: "Lily Bridal Gown" by Nicole Miller
- Dress Boutique: Blush Bridal
- Musicians: Not Quite Dead
- Decor: Love Over Gold | Styling & Design
- Invitations: Love Over Gold | Styling & Design