Cottage Winery Elopement

This past summer I had the privilege to photograph a Cottage Winery elopement near Menomonie, WI. Lynda first contacted me wondering if I photograph elopement style weddings (yes I do, and I LOVE THEM). So then she and John started finalizing the details of their day. Lynda & John had been engaged for four years – John got down on one knee and then they shared the best cheeseburgers. Sometimes it’s just all in the simplicity of it where you find the joy!

John & Lynda first met over 25 years ago when John worked at Lynda’s dads dairy farm. They went their separate ways, raising their children and then found each other again. Though for a few years John was living in Seattle, they made a long distance relationship work!

When it came to planning their elopement they knew they wanted to keep it simple yet beautiful which is why they chose Cottage Winery which is tucked in the hills just outside of Menomonie. There with their pastor and two witnesses they spoke their vows over rolling fields of vines. It was a truly beautiful evening and I loved that I could keep their secret for just a little while!

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Ceremony & Reception Location: Cottage Winery

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photo of cottage winery vineyard in menomonie wi and a couple eloping overlooking the vines
couple with their pastor and witnesses eloping at cottage winery vineyard
groom placing the ring on the brides hand with her bouquet
couple holding hands during their elopment at cottage winery in menomonie
couple during their elopement with their pastor at cottage winery and vinyard.  bride and groom laughing together.
couple kissing during their elopement overlooking a vineyard at cottage winery
couple with their pastor and their witnesses signing the marriage license after eloping.
bundt cake and moscato with wine glasses at cottage winery in menomonie
couple overlooking a field at cottage winery in menomonie
couple cutting their bundt cake after eloping and groom uncorking their wine with a corkscrew
couple cutting their cake and opening a bottle of wine at cottage winery in menomonie
couple toasting with their wine at cottage winery in wi
bouquet of brightly colored daisies at an elopement at cottage winery
brightly colored bridal bouqet and couples rose gold and white gold rings.
couple posing at cottage winery in vineyard and infront of the winery.
groom kissing bride after eloping in a vineyard in wisconsin.
couple walking through a vineyard after eloping in Wisconsin.
detail shot of a groom touching the brides arm after eloping and a flower bed at cottage winery and vineyard.
couple walking on a brick path through cottage winery and vineyard.
couple under twinkle lights at cottage winery in menomonie.
couple in a vinyard that is out of focus to hide their identities until they announced their elopement to their children.

Are you thinking of eloping? I can keep your secret and let you announce your marriage with beautiful photos! Contact me for more information!

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