Maidenwood Lodge is nestled in the hills over Lake Pepin in Wisconsin, in the beautiful town of Stockholm. Late last spring, Inspired Realities Events & Design gathered a team of talented vendors from the Make It Grand Marketplace in the Twin Cities to have a bit of fun making things pretty at the Lodge. The design team kept the colors muted so as not to take away from the lodge’s natural beauty. Peach, ivory, green, and splashes of copper and added in for a bit of flair were antlers found on the land nearby. Studio B Floral, brought her talents by using the array of plants and trees on site. The beautiful natural details, organically styled bouquet and luminous aura of these images is sure to make you smile. Maren Cotton Photography is behind the lens.
Their model, Nicki, (a past client of Inspired Realities) was called on to spend the day, back in her dress, and have some fun in front of the camera. Here’s what she had to say about her day at the lodge: “The shoot at Maidenwood was in a word serendipitous. I loved wearing my dress again and being able to go barefoot in the grass (not something I got to do on my wedding day). With none of the cares or preoccupations I might have had the first time I wore my gown, I was able to soak in every sweet moment and just have fun reliving my wedding day in my head. As I drove to the venue, counting down the miles, the turn off the main road onto the gravel road seemed to be the only thing parting the large green fields and trees showing off the area’s cliffs and valleys. The road to the Lodge set the tone for the entire day. Driving up to the house, it felt like I’d stepped into a painting. There’s a little shed and the barn with so many flowers that I couldn’t even see the front door. I was dwarfed in this enormous estate, pristinely groomed and maintained, yet somehow felt like I was home. The only thing that was not perfect about the day was that I had to leave it all behind. Maidenwood has left its mark on my heart.”
Photographer: Maren Cotton Photography / Event Planner: Inspired Realities, LLC / Event Venue: Maidenwood Lodge / Desserts: Nikkolette’s Macarons / Invitation Designer: Paper Thick Ink / Floral Designer: Studio B Floral Designs / Gown: vintage 1970’s, worn by both model Nicki and her mother-in-law at their weddings / Submitted via Two Bright Lights