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Day at the Beach

With one Great Lake to our east and thousands more dotting our beloved state, take advantage of Wisconsin’s miles of shoreline for a brilliant beachside wedding.
By: 
Megan McCarty

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Don’t be shy with color and texture. This loose, sumptuous bouquet embodies the easy vibe of a relaxed day—for bride, groom and guests alike.

 

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Table for two, please. Sash&bow owner/planner Alliey Kline-Weichelt went for a clean look to highlight the Lake Michigan setting. The sleek acrylic table and chairs do the trick, allowing the vibrant florals to pop and the shore to shine.

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For a look he’ll love, keep it traditional. A navy suit—clean, classic, yet contemporary—complements waterside hues, while a textured boutonniere adds an elegant element of surprise.

 

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Clean, clear lines of the table and chairs make the landscape the star, while textured plates and glassware, along with linen napkins, make for a perfect tablescape.

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The bold and the beautiful, floral edition. Buds ’n Bloom Design Studio, one of Green Bay’s premier florists, arranged a prism of flowers and greens (ranunculus, queen protea, billy ball, seeded eucalyptus and blue thistle, to name a few) in a bouquet you won’t want to put down.



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Nothing fussy here: Pair beachy waves and natural makeup with an ethereal, easy-to-move-in dress, so you can take a stroll on the sand or break it down on the dance floor, depending on your whim. “Every bride deserves to be comfortable on her wedding day,” says Kline-Weichelt.

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Green Bay’s Monzu Bakery hand-painted colorful wisps on this hexagonal cake, echoing gentle waves. Water-smoothed rocks add a purely natural element, grounding the coastal theme. Save us a slice, will you?

 

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Instead of one elaborate centerpiece, scatter miniature vessels—here in shades of teal and gold—for a lively look. Re-create this scene with tiny cacti and freshly cut blooms like pincushion protea, butterfly weed, veronica and more.

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Very important: Amid the hubbub of the big day, don’t forget to steal a kiss or two—or 10.