Home is Where the Heart is

 It was a Tuesday evening at the end of March when I had a very concerned and worried Emily on the phone discussing Covid-19 and what that meant for their fastly approaching May wedding. I could sense so much about Emily’s personality in this one conversation, she was caring and passionate with a logical realistic approach when she is faced with decisions to make, especially during a very unknown time in the world. After 3 different wedding dates and a venue change from Milwaukee, WI to Verona, WI brings us to their September 12, 2020 wedding day. 


Emily & Quinn’s residence was perfect for their wedding; there was ample yard space for a large tent, with a breathtaking ceremony area nestled away in pine trees lining their property. When the sun went down the large in ground pool added resort-like ambience to the evening reception.

With the Wisconsin weather adding bouts of rain & mist throughout the day surprisingly it brought a level of calmness, peace and stillness to their wedding day. 



Turning a non wedding venue into a wedding venue is no stranger to me; this is actually something our team of planners is good at. I knew this venue change would be a familiar challenge for me. With the rockstar vendor team Emily & Quinn had chosen we were able to work together as a team to produce the wedding of their dreams. Even down to the minutes before the ceremony was to start. As the consistently inconsistent misty rain started again we quickly moved the ceremony under the beautifully decorated tent.

As Emily, Quinn & I continued to modify the wedding plans they were able to keep most of their initial wedding vendors. As they navigated these changes together with effortless agreements and the ability to float through the process, supporting each other was something I cherished as their planner. This is what life is about right? Being able to adjust the sails and keep moving forward. 


Emily & Quinn put their heart and soul into their wedding day, with no detail untouched. This is how they operate in every aspect of their lives from their children, their home, their family & friends, and their careers.

Jane Kelly Floral was able to execute these details to the fullest with romantic candle lit farmhouse tables complete with white florals with bouts of greenery.

 The Cake Lady designed a sophisticated romantic 3 tiered cake for Emily & Quinn.


The couple chose a muted, dusty, nude tone color palette for the bridesmaids dresses. These colors complimented the romantic garden theme of the wedding.

Home is where the heart is. Is it just me or does this saying hold a lot of weight this year? Spending time at Emily & Quinn’s residence I felt the sense of home. Home is meant to be safe, secure, loving. It is the place we all go to at the end of a good day or bad day. 


As the day turned into night this brings me to one of my favorite memories of the entire event, the Chinese wishing lantern launch. This Asian tradition in Quinn’s culture was a beautiful addition to their special day. Guests released the vibrant colorful lanterns into the dark sky; with the hope of the lanterns bringing good luck and good fortune to the newlyweds.

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