French Countryside Inspired Wedding at The Mill

bride with bouquet of white flowers in a field

Just about a year ago a collaboration started between some of my absolute favorite Chippewa Valley wedding vendors – and that collaboration brought together a French Countryside inspired wedding at The Mill in Chetek which was recently published over on Hey Wedding Lady!

Tucked into the west side of Chetek – The Mill Events is a 1500 square foot mill reborn into a wedding & event venue. Over 100 years old, Buddy & Nancy Helms turned their dream into a reality taking the mill from a broken, abandoned property and completely revamping & refreshing the space into a beautiful & modern space.

From that dream, the rest of us wanted to share a little bit of the French countryside right here in northwest Wisconsin. An elegant fete, full of lush florals, soft fabrics, beautiful handmade papers and tones of stone, dusty blue and white.

I just have to shower a little bit of love on the vendors that made this shoot possible. With just a tiny bit of inspiration – each person brought their expertise, heart & vision to the wedding and I just love how we all work in tandem with one another to bring together something truly stunning. Not only on a shoot for inspiration – but on real wedding days which is when it’s most important. I’m truly thankful to know each and every single one of these vendors and I HIGHLY recommend getting in touch with them for your own wedding day.

Special Thanks to These Vendors

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Mill Events | Floral Design: Allure Premiere Event Florists | Groom’s Formalwear: Allure Premiere Event Florists | Wedding Stationery: Mint for Hue | Rentals: LaTavola Fine Linen Rental | Makeup: BLUSH | Hair: Krystal’s Kuts & Kurls | Photography: Christy Janeczko Photography

Bella Belle sequin shoes on a concrete floor, grooms boutonniere on a old tray
handmade paper and vellum invitation tied together with gold thread and a tablescape in colors of blue and brass
grooms boutonniere and brides rings in a white ring box in a bowl
grooms boutonniere with an agate slice pinned onto a striped suit jacket
ring in a copper and glass ring box with flowers and wedding invitation
ring in a copper ring box and floral headband
table decorated for a french inspired wedding at The Mill in Chetek
brides ring and wedding invitation on a textured concrete floor
bride sitting at the head table with her bouquet and a photo of the centerpiece of the head table
blue wedding cake with ribbon and flowers
wedding place setting with blue table runner and the bride sitting at the headtable showing off the flowers in her hair
centerpiece for the head table and the wedding invitation
bride with her bouquet in a field
bride holding the wedding cake and the wedding vows hung in a field on a piece of fabric
black and white double exposure of a bride and wedding vows on a piece of fabric
bride in a field with bouquet of flowers
french inspired wedding bouquet with a bride in a field
white and green wedding bouquet and bride walking into a field
black and white photos of a bride in her dress in a field

Are you getting married in 2019 or 2020? Let’s chat more!

photo of eau claire wedding photographers christy janeczko smiling at camera

Hi, I’m Christy

I am honored time and again that I am able to let couples tell their own story as it unfolds. I try to document each moment in a joyful, genuine and romantic way.  Have a look around and when you're ready to talk about capturing your day, send me a note.

A Guide: 10 Questions to Ask Your Photographer 

Signup to receive a series of ten emails to plan a stress-free wedding.

More Categories




tips for couples

personal brand photography

As Featured On