Blinded by the Wife.

… searching for a pun to start this post about how this couple started their life together. We are not talking about the nuptials (well of course we are, just not yet) but the day they met. A BLIND DATE! Who goes on blind dates anymore? An old fashioned blind date, set up by real people they actually know. Well these two did, and they got hitched!

Congratulations to John and Abby McNicoll!

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Custom Wedding Program

The relationship may have started with a little leap of faith. But since day one, it was obvious these two were an amazing pair. I was so excited to be a part of the couple’s big day (well, I am the sister so they didn’t really have a choice there) and help make pretty things for their big day!

What we did…

We made programs to correspond with the soft, fresh look of the event. White print on sand colored paper using soft feminine script font. We wanted to keep nature involved and the organic pulp of the sand colored paper was a great touch. The programs did doubt duty as fans in an un air conditioned church late July!!

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Microsoft Word - Blinded.docx

The whole day was really just amazing. The style was very classic and fresh. Arrangements of white floral and greenery from Buds ‘N Bloom in De Pere, WI really helped set this romantic tone. Pops of plum colored flowers here and there with resembling hops tied everything together. Everything looked so delicate and we loved the coordinating mixed vase styles that were on tables.

The venue, Thornberry Creek at Oneida had great space and staff. The front anteroom and patio were neat extra gathering places for mingling and chatting. There was always a champagne glass and napkin just steps away.


Classic Placards

Stardream Galvanized Silver with Satin Green Tea imprint foil matchbook

One cannot celebrate friends without fine cigars. We were happy to support this tasty habit and make pretty little matchbooks. Customized shiny green tea foil stamped on galvanized silver colored paper, read “John Loves Abby”… just to remind people what they were celebrating. So simple and adorable!

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The night seriously flew by! From celebrating the live band dance party, to the tasty local craft beer, so many friends and family, we blinked and the night was over. Thanks to the amazing photographer and her team – it will never be forgotten. Amy Gaerthofner Fine Art Wedding Photography’s work speaks for itself. We joked that a good photographer could find a ditch and take amazing photographs. And no joke, we stopped in a parking lot where there was a field of high grass and Amy made it look like a whole new world. She captured the day perfectly. Our expectations were exceeded! And her pleasant personality helped crack the most natural smiles in everyone. Thanks for sharing your images Amy and wedding photo team!

You know you had a great time when your feet hurt for the entire following week. Bon Voyage to Italy happy newlyweds! Best wishes and thanks for sharing a few moments from your big day!

Photo credit: Amy Gaerthofner Fine Art Wedding Photography –

Venue: Thornberry Creek at Oneida –

Flowers: Buds ‘N Bloom, De Pere, WI –


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