KAREN + LUCAS
PIER B RESORT
So excited to share this wedding with you all! You are going to fall in love with these two, I guarantee it. Make sure to scroll to the bottom, the last photo of the day might be my favorite!
A message from the bride:
We met 14 years ago this coming April. One of my figure skating students thought we should meet so she had us exchange phone numbers. I called Lucas one evening, about a week or so after obtaining his number. He returned my call later that night and after talking on the phone for over an hour, he asked if he could come over and actually meet me in person. I wasn’t too sure about it so I wouldn’t give him my address. I gave him some clues on how to find my house and told him if he could find it in the next 30 minutes I would still be awake if not, I was going to bed. Needless to say, he found it. We ended up talking until 4:00 in the morning. We built up our friendship over the next year before actually “labeling” ourselves in a relationship. There have been some bumps along the way but our work on our friendship has always prevailed. I can honestly say we both feel we married our best friend.
We had a lot of fun planning the wedding. We ended up choosing a winter wedding after talking one night and realizing that even after all these years we both had the same favorite date night…going to Heritage Park in Superior and sledding down the snow covered skateboard ramps, having a snowball fight, building a bunch of snowmen, and capping if off with a trip back home to make “adult” hot chocolate to warm up with. We also really enjoy playing games. We decided to incorporate the two together. Everyone thought we were nuts and that there was no way we could combine the two. After a lot of convincing and meetings with Yana at NSE, we were able to get our ideas to meld.
We went with a navy and steel gray color theme. I also wanted a lot of sparkle and snowflakes. To keep with the winter theme I wanted all white flowers. However, Lucas has really bad allergies so I was trying to figure out a way to do an alternative boutonniere for him. Playing off the game theme I designed dice boutonnieres for him and his groomsmen. Each one was designed to represent the importance of the day. The grooms dice had the 2-11-17 up for the date, and each groomsman had the numbers up to represent the specific number of years they have known the groom. NSE added some greenery to them for us and they ended up looking cooler than we thought they would.
The hardest part of planning actually involved our venue, Pier B Resort. The resort was actually still being built when we put the down payment on it…we had to rent it sight-unseen. It made it very difficult to plan any of the details until July when we finally were able to get in to see it. Luckily we had the most amazing vendors who were willing to work with us on a tighter timeline.
Finally, the best part of our wedding day was…getting married! We’ve been waiting so long for this that we actually couldn’t believe it was happening. We were so excited to be able to share it with all of our family and friends! We literally felt like we were dreaming. We had our very own fairy tale come to life!!!
Makeup artist: Derick Cich
Cake: How Sweet It Is
DJ: Sounds Unlimited