Summer Wedding at The Cupola Barn - Vanessa + Peter


Vanessa + Peter

Love is in the details

Vanessa + Peter planned a summer wedding at The Cupola Barn filled with personal touches and intimate moments. Big laughs and tears, plenty of surprises and live performances. A unique ceremony, a down pour during dinner, and an evening of dancing to live music. It was fun + laid back + hot + everything you could ask for.

When I first met these two it was an instant connection. We bonded over brunch and made plans for their adventurous engagement session in Devils Lake - and after that experience we spent the next year chatting all things wedding and life. I knew they were going to put a ton of personal detail into their day and have a lot variety. They mixed amazing vendors and beautiful DIY touches. Personal favorites of mine include the handmade deer hide wraps for the king protea bouquet by Sage Florals, the bones in the boutonnière, and both Vanessa + Peter incorporating turquoise accents to their accessories.

The day started with sweet first looks and photos around the property so they could enjoy their cocktail hour later — we finished photos before Vanessa snuck into a second look before the ceremony to surprise Peter. She added an overskirt to add volume and have all the train goals — so much so a frog founds it’s way into it during the ceremony that provide major laughs and high fives. V + P brought everyone to the other end of the emotional spectrum with tear filled vows to each other and the happiest aisle walk out as newlyweds!

Everyone spent the rest of the evening enjoying Gussied Band and bao buns from Tall Guy and a Grill, his+hers drinks from Heather Rae Mobile Bartending and a personal song performed by Vanessa’s brother to get the reception off to a start. First dances were shared and after the rain passed we snuck outside for sunset. We all got to enjoy a pastel sky and the light at dusk for a few more photos + some time to be alone. Since summer in July in Wisconsin can be hot + humid as ever, Vanessa thought ahead and switched into a pink sequin party dress and they danced the night away.

This was such a well thought out and fun day celebrating Vanessa + Peter, my friends.

Thankful you both found me and I was able to be a part of it all!

All my love,



Venue + Coordination : The Cupola Barn / Allyson Simanson

Catering: Tall Guy and a Grill

Dessert: Fox Pop

Bar: Heather Rae Mobile Bartending

Officient: Kate Krzysik

Music: Gussied Band

Hair + Makeup: Mobile Makeup & Hair Professionals

Dress: Glamour Closet Chicago / Eddy K

Florals: Sage Florals

Rentals: Vintique Rental

Linens: All Star Rentals

Shuttle: Lamers