Get ready for the most beautiful and quintessential Wisconsin Northwoods wedding. Patrick & Katie, along with their families and Et Voila Events, hosted an extraordinary celebration at Coon’s Franklin Lodge this past weekend. I truly cannot wait to share these photos with you! I will admit, it is hard to capture the true “vibe” of Coon’s Franklin Lodge without actually being there … from the stunning views, to the sounds of wildlife / rustling trees / boat motors on the water, to little vintage camping — or should I say “glamping” — vignettes everywhere you turn on the property … it truly was something special. Such a perfect location for a northwoods wedding … and especially so if many of your guests are coming from out of town!
Being a smaller, more intimate wedding, the majority of Patrick & Katie’s guests actually stayed at Coon’s Franklin Lodge leading up to and the weekend of the wedding. The couple truly provided them with a Wisconsin experience, leaving no detail untouched. It is no surprise, of course, as Patrick and Katie are about as kind and thoughtful as two people can come. Inviting guests to Coon’s (on Trout Lake) was incredibly special to Katie’s family as they have had property on this lake for decades. Throughout the day, I heard many family members comment on how it is one of their “happiest places on earth” : )
The girl’s got ready at Katie’s parents home, just across the lake from Coon’s Franklin Lodge. If you stand on one dock and look straight out in front of you, you could see someone standing on the other : ) It was a wonderful morning, full of true JOY and excitement for a very long-awaited celebration. Patrick & Katie were married at Holy Family Catholic Church with a cocktail hour to follow lakeside at Coon’s. Guests were wowed with the floral and design of the tent, and the evening was filled with LOTS of happy tears, Old Fashioneds, and seriously, one of the most epic dance parties we have been to in a long time!
I specifically recall when Patrick and Katie decided to postpone their wedding not just once, but the second time. It was such a difficult decision and I remember telling them, “I just have this feeling you and your guests are going to have one hell of a celebration when this day actually happens.” I am so happy that I was SPOT ON with my prediction. The energy and love was palpable and I am SO happy Patrick & Katie had the day of their dreams : ) We love and adore you, Johnsons!! The very biggest CONGRATULATIONS <3
THANK YOU to Patrick & Katie’s wedding day team!
Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Coon’s Franklin Lodge | Planning: Et Voila Events | Floral & Design: Evolutions in Design | Videography: Vaughter Films | DJ: Kuhl Entertainment | Cake Artist: Julie Kays Kitchen | Makeup Artist: V Beauty House | Hair: Beyond Twisted Salon | Wedding Dress Shop: Ultimate Bride, Designer: Ines Di Santo | Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Bella Bridesmaids, Designer: Dessy After Six | Menswear: Campbell Haines Menswear | Stationery: Sun Printing | Tent & Rentals: AC & Sons | Linens: BBJ Linen