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A Summer Lake Side Wedding in Lake Geneva, WI

  • Riverbend Studio, Chicago, IL
    Knapcik Family Residence, Lake Geneva, WI
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A Summer Lake Side Wedding in Lake Geneva, WI
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Ashley has always loved pearls and knew she would wear a pearl necklace on her wedding day. She wore a custom made necklace by PenelliBelle.
PenelliBelle, etsy.com
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Ashley's all-white bridal bouquet included roses and ranunculuses. The flowers were wrapped together with burlap and tied off with a ribbon (that had come from her first communion veil).
Anthony Gowder Designs, Chicago, IL
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Ashley wore a silk taffeta ball gown with a pinstripe detail and a sweetheart neckline. Grant wore a custom-made tuxedo.
Peter Langner, Ultimate Bride, Chicago, IL
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Their dog, Charlie, made a special appearance at the reception
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Ashley and Grant held their reception outside under a tent that had been draped with white fabric and decked out with Tuscan-style chandeliers.
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Anthony Gowder Designs, Chicago, IL
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Ashley and Grant created a clean look with a green and white color palette. The menu cards helped further carry out their theme and colors.
Magnificent Milestones, custom by owner Kara Underwood-Gordon, Chicago, IL
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For the long tables (also called "king tables"), there were three long rectangular boxes covered with boxwood in a hedge-like pattern and wrapped with silver filigree.
Anthony Gowder Designs, Chicago, IL
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The mother of the groom created the seating chart by hand writing each guests' name on vintage window panels.
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J&L Catering, Chicago, IL
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The tent was decorated with wrought iron chandeliers and candles.
Classic Party Rentals
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White roses and hydrangeas adorned the tables.
Anthony Gowder Designs, Chicago, IL
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Terra cotta pumpkin pots -- painted sliver -- were filled with peonies, hydrangeas, roses, hypericum berries and eucalyptus.
Anthony Gowder Designs, Chicago, IL
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Monogrammed pillows and simple hurricane lanterns and candles created a cozy environment for guests to congregate.
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White and Green Hydrangeas nestled in boxwood in a galvanized titanium square holder created one of the centerpieces for the guest's tables. Each was surrounded by twelve votive candles wrapped in boxwood with wire.
Anthony Gowder Designs, Chicago, IL

A Summer Lake Side Wedding in Lake Geneva, WI

Ashley and Grant were introduced to each other by mutual friends during a summer lakeside vacation. They dated for four years when Grant proposed at the same restaurant where they had had their first date.
The Bride Ashley Knapcik, 28, Personal Stylist The Groom Grant Markgraf, 29, Financial Sales The Date July 30
When it came to choosing a venue, Ashley and Grant could think of nothing more appropriate than the lake where they had first met. They went for a vintage-inspired elegant wedding with a reception under a beautiful tent overlooking the lake.
Their Ingredients
  • Riverbend Studio, Chicago, IL
  • Knapcik Family Residence, Lake Geneva, WI
  • PenelliBelle, etsy.com
  • Big City Bride
  • Anthony Gowder Designs, Chicago, IL
  • Peter Langner, Ultimate Bride, Chicago, IL
  • Magnificent Milestones, custom by owner Kara Underwood-Gordon, Chicago, IL
  • J&L Catering, Chicago, IL
  • Classic Party Rentals

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