macey and justin :: wisconsin barn wedding

Jess and I pulled into the driveway and both of our jaws dropped! We saw the haybails, the ribbons hanging from the trees, the perfect red barn, the vineyard area and all of the details starting to come together! We both looked at each other and loudly announced that we wish this was our wedding we were pulling up to! :)

The entire day was like this. A bouquet of home made fabric flowers from her mom, freshly jared raspberry jam for the guests to take home, home made cookies for dessert, family heirlooms scattered across the tables as decor! Detail after detail that Macey showed us we smiled a gigantic smile…you know, the kind of smile you gave your friend at the playground in 2nd grade when she decided to share her pop-rocks with you. That kind! :) A super excited, how-awesome-can-you-really-be kind of smile. Although, I have to admit, I wasn’t really THAT surprised because Macey and I graduated from College together, both from the Art department, and I remember how amazingly creative and awesome she was back then….so I secretly was expecting something fabulous. And she DID NOT disappoint! :)

Macey and Justin spent a low-key morning tying the knot surrounded by their family and friends, followed by a DELISH lunch complete with a roasted pig! :) Tons of hugs, smiles and “YAY’s” were thrown out to the bride and groom as the afternoon passed…it was relaxed, family focused and just a PERFECT day for them! :)


Ceremony and Reception Location  Рprivate family farm and vineyard in Shell Lake, WI

Brides dress – Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaid dress – De Laru

Flowers – Jillian’s

  • October 26, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    Rachel @ birdy blue - wow! So beautiful— her red hair and those blue shoes were such a great combo!

  • October 26, 2010 - 12:18 pm

    Laura Ivanova - WOW!! This is one of my favorite weddings ever, or all times! I dream of shooting weddings like this every weekend. Emily, you knocked it out of the park. They chose the perfect photographer to capture the perfect wedding!

  • October 26, 2010 - 12:24 pm

    melissa oholendt - Stunnnnnning. A fellow redhead gives a HUGE thumbs up. :)

  • October 26, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    anda - holy wow!! this is INCREDIBLE, emily!! what great details and location. love love love!

  • October 26, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Maren - BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

  • October 26, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    KeelyJoy - BEST FLOWERS EVER!!!!! I just can’t even get over it. SO GREAT!

  • October 26, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    Nancy Fredrickson - Emily….you totally captured Macey and Justin. Thank you for all the precious memories you have taken for our family! WE LOVE YOU!!!

  • October 27, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    Emily Rudolph - Wow. An AMAZING wedding with AMAZING photos. Seriously, those bouquest are so cool!

  • October 27, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    Erin - What an outstanding wedding! I LOVE the flowers….you’re photos of everything make me swoon Emily!

  • October 27, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    jess - you ROCK dear! These look fantastic!! and thanks for the shout out :)

  • November 12, 2010 - 9:25 am

    Karissa - Emily! This whole wedding is just fantastic! I want to know who made the bouquets and all the details! It’s fabulous, and of course you captured it beautifully!

  • November 19, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    Joey B - She is gorgeous. She looks just like Amy Adams. I love that she wore her hair down. Perfect for a barn :)

  • December 15, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    Kirstie - WOW I LOVE this wedding!!! So personal and stylish. You captured everything beautifully. They will get to remember every single little detail because of your beautiful photographs. Stunning.

  • December 23, 2010 - 8:34 pm

    Helen - It was like you couldn’t wait to go around the next corner to see what was
    there. Fun – Fun – Fun! You captured many moments Emily. Precious!

  • September 14, 2011 - 7:02 am

    WI wednesday: romantic barns » A Northwoods Wedding - […] party, dress¬†(Jessica Smith Photography) – Enchanted Barn | ceremony – Badger Farms | lights – Emily Steffen Photography | guest book table – Enchanted Barn | reception – Schultz’s Country Barn | […]

  • November 22, 2011 - 8:36 pm

    Kristine Jacklin - Hello. Loved your pictures. We would like you to check out our 160 year old restored family homestead and barn available for rent . Anyone looking for an intimate unique site for a wedding will love our venue
    Thank you!

  • January 11, 2012 - 9:47 pm

    Trinity - Can I have the info on location and name of barn the wedding was held in?

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