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Kristina & Josh: A Romantic, Outdoor Wedding in Lake Geneva

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Megan McCarty Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz

Kristina Kotonika planned her Lake Geneva wedding to Josh Roadman from 1,200 miles away, and her bridesmaids were scattered across the country. It could have been a logistical nightmare, but luckily Hawk’s View hosts an annual wedding expo, which remotely connected Kristina with many stellar vendors. Seeking a destination-wedding vibe with proximity to Josh’s Illinois-based family, the couple was thrilled with Lake Geneva’s shopping district, golf course and water views for their guests. The rustic beauty of the partially enclosed structure at Hawk’s View ensured they could have a romantic, outdoor feel without a back-up rain plan. It did rain that day, but the sun shone bright and clear by the evening ceremony. Tall centerpieces in transparent vases allowed guests to see each other across the tables. Soft lanterns and candles glowed over driftwood and moss at the head table, but the venue—and the couple—didn’t need much assistance to shine.

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