Laura & Raza

July 3, 2011 at Century Barn in Mount Horeb

Though they met in Los Angeles, Wisconsin natives Laura Sullivan and Raza Lawrence knew their home state was where they wanted to have their wedding. Planning a wedding from 2,000 miles away was difficult, says Laura, but everything turned out wonderfully—and very Wisconsin. The couple hosted their ceremony in a field, dinner in a tent, and cocktails and dancing in a barn. Family members helped Laura craft the rustic-chic decorations and in return, guests dined on gourmet macaroni and cheese, complemented by a selection of Wisconsin beers. Since family is important to this couple, California wines and Kentucky bourbons (much of Raza’s family resides in Kentucky) were available alongside the Badger-state brews. “Every member of our families was a part of our wedding,” says Laura “That was very special to us.”

Gown: Watters from Macy’s Bridal Salon | Makeup: MAC, West Towne Mall | Tuxedos: Nedrebo’s Formal Wear | Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes | Catering: Bluephies | Flowers: The English Garden Floral and Gifts | Rentals: Event Essentials | Wedding planner: Cherry Blossom Events

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