Monica and Josh met at a Chicago tavern with a Northwoods theme and it was love at first sight. The pair had their fair share of challenges – He’s a Packers fan, she’s a Bear’s fan, but all in all love prevailed and it was a match made in Football heaven. Through the years, that little Northwoods bar continued to be “their place”, so when it came time to plan their wedding, Monica and Josh knew they wanted to celebrate somewhere in the country that brought them together.
Fast forward to early Fall, 2011, and almost 200 of their closest friends traveled the few hundred miles from WI, IL, CA and the likes for a weekend of festivities that surrounded Monica and Josh’s union at the Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River, WI (snowmobile capital of the world, for those of you that didn’t know). Monica is a Graphic Designer by trade, so she planned, designed, and executed every detail down to the stands the placecards sat on. Can I just say… Ah-Maz-Ing!?! Coupled with the natural beauty of the surrounding chain of lakes and tall pines, the overall effect was beautiful. It really was the perfect setting for such a fabulous couple.
I had the pleasure of being accompanied by the ever fabulous Casey V. over the weekend and boy did we have an amazing time! We both commented more than once about how their friends and family were so genuinely warm and welcoming and how utterly, fabulously in love the bride and groom are. It must be the Northwoods – as my husband says, “it’s God’s country” you know. It’s magical.
What better way to celebrate than an intimate voyage on a pirate ship? Captain Steve provided a fabulous venue for the wedding party to unwind before dinner. What’s that you say? A Pirate Ship in Eagle River?!?! Who Knew?!?! But, it was crazy awesome and I highly recommend it!
Man, Chicago knows how to dance!!! The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night – Monica and Josh’s guests were rockstars!
**UPDATE** – I almost forgot!
If 25 people comment on this post, Monica and Josh will receive a little something special from me, so let’s see your comments! :)