We spent the summer creating a new wedding ceremony site. In 2015 we will begin marketing for fall weddings at the resort. And what a better way to give it a test run than having our son, Brian, and his beautiful bride, Missy, get married at the resort. Brian and Missy met on a blind date at White Birch Village in March of 2013. They came full circle by getting married where they met. It was a beautiful fall day, the 80% chance of thunderstorms never materialized. We set up a large tent on the grassy area behind the barn and had a wonderful meal that the groom prepared. Our staff did a tremendous job working the reception. Wonderful memories were made! It was a perfect Northwoods wedding! Enjoy the pictures.
View of the ceremony site from across the pond.
View from the pergola.
With the 6 inches of rain we got the week before the wedding the flowage filled up with water to create a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.
We ran power to the pergola so both music and a microphone can be used.
What would a White Birch Village wedding be without a white birch cross.
Our son Chris walking my parents down the aisle. all the groomsmen wore hand tied fishing flies as boutonnieres that Brian had made.
The wind was blowing as Brian walked us down the aisle.
Missy’s niece and nephew were also part of the wedding party. If you don’t catch by the time you are done looking at pictures fishing was the theme throughout the wedding, which included Jackson carrying a tackle box. For the unity part of the ceremony Brain and Missy tied two cords together using a fishing knot. The fishing knot is a very simple knot that is very strong.
Missy walking down the aisle with her dad.
The marriage blessing. Pastor Rod Hank from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiated the ceremony. Sue was so happy to have him here as she working with Pastor Rod at Good Shepherd in Madison.
Dad and I after the ceremony.
John walking grandma Carol down the aisle after the ceremony.
Brian and Missy with us and my parents.
Our three great kids! Proud of all of them.
The start of the nature trail was a perfect site for the tent. all the kids in attendance had fun running up the hill into the woods and sliding down. Kept them busy for hours.
Sam’s Rental in Woodruff was wonderful to work with for the reception tent.
View of the tent from Timberwolfe.
Instead of a guest book all who attended signed two canoe paddles that Brian and Missy will hang on their wall.
Making use of the cotton candy and popcorn machine; the kids enjoyed the popcorn and cotton candy that was served
The kids couldn’t wait for dessert to have cotton candy and had it for appetizers instead. Then had it again for dessert!
Adrian made over 70 cotton candies. He probably dreamt of them that night.
The groomsmen cooked the brats, hamburgers and chicken.
The beverage station. The wine was a wedding gift from one of Missy’s friends. Many different flavors to choose from including tri-berry and cool mint.
Brian and Missy are pie eaters over cake so Brian helped make 16 apple pies to be served along with the wedding cake. He had to use the ovens in Red Oaks, Musky, Balsam Fir and the lodge to get them all baked. Our polish staff got a kick out of the sign because “pie” in polish means dog.
Brian and Missy’s dance.
Mother and son dance.
Carol and Dick getting a dance in.
And to our delight Kelly and Travis are next with an October 2015 wedding!