Read all about Monica & Art’s gorgeous Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Wedding ….
Monica and Art were married on 5 May 2018 in a beautiful ceremony at St Benedict Catholic Church, which was followed by their reception at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. These two lovebirds were meant to be! Art was sure Monica was the one for him from the day they met! We asked Monica a few questions about her wedding day and finding the perfect gown in our Alaska style.
Peter Trends Bridal: How did you meet your husband?
Monica: We met at a mutual friends housewarming party – unfortunately I was dating someone else at the time and Art was very upset. He says he went to sleep that night knowing one day I would be his. Flash forward a year later – I was single and we reconnected on facebook.
Peter Trends Bridal: How did your partner propose to you?
Monica: Art proposed at the top of Big Sky Mountain Ski Resort in Montana while skiing.
Peter Trends Bridal: How did you find the experience of shopping for a wedding gown?
Monica: Overall, it was pretty stressful. The first time I went with my mom and two sisters in law and it was hard having so many opinions. When I found my Alaska gown, I was just with my mom and I knew it was the one. It was comfortable and timeless – I knew I would never regret my choice.
Peter Trends Bridal: What did you love about your wedding gown?
Monica: I absolutely loved how comfortable and unique my dress was. I knew I wanted something a little different, but didn’t want to look back one day and say “what was I thinking?” My sister in law’s advice stuck with me as well – she said the dress should not wear you – it’s your day, not the dress! The detail on my dress was beautiful and I loved the unique straps.
Peter Trends Bridal: Did you have a theme or concept for your wedding day? What was your inspiration?
Monica: At first it started off as a nautical type theme as the reception was on Lake Geneva but over time it ended up being more chic rustic. We had a lot of sequins but also some rustic elements in our center pieces.
Peter Trends Bridal: What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Monica: Our first dance as a married couple. We also made a point during dinner to just take a minute and look out the entire reception hall. It was amazing to take it all in knowing we planned it all and pulled off a great party!
Peter Trends Bridal: Do you have any words of wisdom for future brides?
Monica: Dress shopping might not be like they show it on TV! Don’t go with too many people and remember it is YOUR day – if you love it , go for it!
Photographer: Gina Cristine Photography
Bridal Store: Eva’s Bridal International, Orland Park
Bridal Designer: Emanuella
Ceremony Location: St Benedict Catholic Church
Reception Location: The Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Flowers & Decor: Green Glen Nursery
Make up: Gabe Post
Hair: Julie Slager/Mackenzie Hair Parlor
Video: Plan A Studios