I’ll never be able to repay Nicole and John for introducing me to one of my new favorite Kohler venues, and truly one of the most unique places for an intimate wedding – River Wildlife. A lovely little cabin nestled into the woods, right on the riverfront, it feels like you’ve joined a family for a weekend of hunting, tales by the fire and comfort food at their up-north cabin. All attended to by the impeccable Kohler staff of course.
That feeling is just what Nicole and John were aiming for. A day to get married among their very nearest and dearest. A day where they didn’t have to be a spectacle, but rather an ingredient in a memorable experience. And that, is just what happened.
One of my favorite things about Nicole and John is their shared love for Yorkies – they have two of them in fact. The little pups and their cousin were all part of the getting ready that day at the Inn on Woodlake.
I don’t usually post the family pictures on the blog (though they are certainly among the most important images I create). But I loved the family images from this wedding so much, with the River Wildlife cabin in the background, I had to include a few:
There was a soul-feeding moment just as Nicole and John were being announced as Husband and Wife. Nicole’s Grandmother had passed a few weeks earlier, and there was certainly a hole where she should have been that day. Just as the officiant announced them, the wind picked up out of nowhere and Nicole and John were showered with gently falling leaves. As Nicole put it – it was certainly Grandma letting everyone know she was there.
Nicole and John- I can’t help but feel honored to have been among your thirty-some guests on such a beautiful fall day to capture your wedding. Yours was a special day, full of personal touches,unique moments and just the sort of intimacy that every wedding should be fortunate enough to enjoy. Thank you for including me in your plans!
Ceremony Venue: River Wildlife – Kohler
Reception Venue: River Wildlife – Kohler
Florist: Twig Flowers (Plymouth)
Cake: Whole Foods
Makeup: Erin Lobdell (B’Lovely Salon)
Bride’s Gown: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: WToo
Stationery: My August Press (etsy)