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Sophia & Connor: A Breathtaking Wedding in Lake Geneva, WI

January 21, 2021

After an instant connection that blossomed at a local YMCA bible study, Sophia and Connor quickly fell head over heels for each other. 


It wasn’t long before the idea of a proposal was on the table, and after a brief stint of long distance, Connor was on his way back to Wisconsin to surprise Sophia by popping the question.


“I had no idea that he was cominghe told me he wouldn't be able to call me at our usual time because he was working all day. My best friend took me for a drive that night and said, ‘For old times’ sake, let’s get dressed up like we can go out and eat somewhere.’ She [then] dropped me off at home later, and when I walked in the lights were on. There was a trail of roses leading to the living room [where] Connor was down on one knee.”

Seriously, how romantic!



Sophia and Connor both hold Christianity close to their hearts, so one month after the proposal, they got married at an intimate ceremony where only 4 people attended. 3 months after that, they were able to celebrate with a larger group of friends and family at the stunning historic Maxwell Mansion in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.



While COVID-19 was at play during the wedding planning process for the couple, Sophia found that organizing this event during the pandemic went smoothly for her.


“The vendors were extremely accessible—the venue was at a mansion of an old friend of mine, so they were like family to me. People wanted to get behind something that would brighten their day, and since we were moving, we received no push back or criticism on going through with the wedding during this time.”

We mean, when it’s a wedding that looks like this, how could you not want to participate?!


Sophia looked like a bridal gem in our effortlessly beautiful Moira gown—an ultra-feminine A-line wedding dress with unique floral lace embroidery, plunging V-neckline and low open back.


“We found my dress at the first place, All About the Gown, on my first trip! I wanted to say ‘Yes!’ because of the boho feeling of the gown and how nicely it framed my larger chest area.”




 There were countless priceless memories from their special day, but one in particular really stuck in Sophia’s heart:


“My husband’s favorite human, his Nana, passed on [the day of our wedding] exactly a year earlier. In the middle of his speech, he started [to] tear up as he [talked] about her. [Then] in the middle of the evening, a hummingbird flew past our heads and hovered right in front of us for about 15 seconds before flying away. We found out later that hummingbirds are symbols of people who have passed. It really meant a lot to us.”


BRB, we need to grab a tissue.


Even though Sophia and Connor tied the knot during COVID-19, they believe they couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. The weather was sunny, their family and friends were in attendance and love was abundant! If there’s one thing Sophia wants other real brides to keep in mind, it’s this: 


“Don’t be offended by people not wanting to come! It’s not personal. Show some compassion and know that if things were different, they would have been happy to come. It’s not all about the wedding day—it’s about the marriage.”



Here’s to love!


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Bridal Shop: All About the Gown by Judy | IG: allaboutthegown

Photographer: Megan Swederski Photography | IG: meganswederkiphotography

Venue: Maxwell Mansion | IG: maxwellmansion

Bride/MOH Makeup: Julio Delgadon | IG: juliomua

Flowers: Willow Design | IG: willow_design

Caterer: The Black Sheep Whitewater | IG: theblacksheepww

Invites, Signage + Name Cards: Allie Lofy of Pure Joy Ink | IG: purejoyink

Cake: Poppy Cakes | IG: poppycakeslg