Monica and Josh: Northwoods, WI Wedding

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.

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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!

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Man, Chicago knows how to dance!!!   The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night – Monica and Josh’s guests were rockstars!

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**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! :)

 

25 comments to Monica and Josh: Northwoods, WI Wedding

  • Monica

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments! We LOVE the pictures — Amber and Casey did a great job! Thanks to all of our family and friends for making the trip to Eagle River to celebrate with us!!!!!

  • [...] again, Amber, for inviting me to join your for the weekend!  I joked that if I were to get married all over [...]

  • [...] joined Amber Engfer Photography for this weekend in the woods!  Monica & Josh’s families made an effort to include us in [...]

  • Ashley Morton

    Fantastic photos! Very creative shots :-) Have a great honeymoon!

  • Andrew Lunn

    Thanks for all the great photos now I can remember what happened that night…. ;-) just kidding, it is a perfect night for my two favorite people!!!!!!

  • Kelly Y

    Monica,

    What wonderful pictures! Everything is so beautiful. It looks like everyone had a great time!

  • Jessica Lundgren

    You were a beautiful bride Monica! Wish we could have made it that weekend. These are great pictures!

  • Tiffany

    Wonderful pictures that capture a magical weekend. The attention to detail was flawless and evident in this group of photos. Look forward to seeing more and agree the wedding party jumping picture was great!!!!!

  • Calley

    Amazing! Congrats Josh and Mon!

  • Veronica

    LOVE the pictures. I want to see more!!! So many amazing details in this wedding celebrations. Wish we could escape to the Norwoods once a month for some sanity!

  • Sara Gocker

    wow! that’s all i can say. the pictures are absolutely amazing!! i got all emotional AGAIN reliving the memories of the weekend. the pictures captured it ALL…the setting, the weather, the details of the planning, the love of the couple. just perfect. these are some of the BEST pictures i have ever seen. simply impressive. i think bonnie you described the photographers perfectly…friendly, professional and completely blended in with the guests which truly allowed you to capture the realness of it all. thank you so much for providing my best friend and her hubby with such amazing pictures of their special weekend. moe and josh…thank you AGAIN for the best weekend ever.

  • Rosie

    Josh and Monica – loved viewing the great collection of photos from the wedding in the woods!! Your photographer was amazing and you two were a great pair to photograph. The look in your eyes tells it all. Thanks for sharing. Love ya Rosie

  • Carl & Bonnie Lunn

    Amber and Casey, we would like to thank you for giving us such a beautiful collection of AMAZING photographs from Monica and Josh’s wedding weekend. As mother and father of the bride we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Your friendly, yet professional, style allowed you to blend into the group and take pictures of the entire celebration as it was happening. The photos are fun and natural with such an artistic style that it makes us smile each time we look at them. You have truly captured the magic of Monica & Josh’s wedding in “God’s Country”. WOW!!!!

  • Susan Fowler

    Super pictures of a terrific wedding. What a great beginning to what will be a loving marriage.

  • The wedding looked like everyone was having such a great time!What better way to celebrate..then to be in the northwoods.You just can’t beat that…Congrats to Monica and Josh.

  • Jan Irwin

    Great pictures of a beatiful couple with tons of friends!!! What a wonderful weekend, need one every year.
    Wonderful pictures, done in uniques ways. The beauty of the couple was brought out in all shots.

  • Bob aka Lewie Limburger

    “Yah-Der-Hey dis is da most amazing photography pictures I have ever witnessed… da subject matter (Josh & his most beautiful fraulein bride, Monica)… da nortwoods setting… da lighting… da big cake… da boat… dis is da stuff dat makes me want a nudder beer… or tree… Yah-Der-Hey GO PACK GO!!!” -Lewie Limburger

  • Ben Conley

    Arrrggghhhh, the pictures look great!

  • Maureen

    Fabulous photos from an amazing weekend!! These pics are amazing and capture all the beauty of the weekend!

  • Judy Coenen

    Fabulous! It is just a taste of more great pictures to come. It is wonderful to relive our outstanding weekend in Eagle River for the Kids wedding. The JUMP pic is just great! Anxious to see more great photos. You 2 did a super job……..thanks. Enjoyed meeting you on the BUS…….I thought you were friends of the bride……..however with a great BIG camera!!!! Thanks again, and will be anxiously awaiting more!

  • Lia

    I agree with Charlie, LOVE that photo! You guys did an amazing job and were fun to have with us for the day!

  • Charlie L

    I love the picture of the wedding party jumping. It looks like it could be a scene from The Matrix……..if there was a wedding scene in that movie :)

  • Nick

    Stunning photos! Absolutely captured the joy and beauty of the day.

  • Mary Rekowski

    These photos take me back to the wonderful wedding weekend in Eagle River. They give a woodsy feel and allow the heartfelt emotions to come through on Josh and Monica’s face. The photos are gorgeous with unusual angles and view points. Very nicely done! I can’t wait to see the rest!

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