The snow stuck around for us, the sun peeked out for the first time in weeks, and the temperature stayed above 20! That’s a pretty successful wedding day for January in Wisconsin. Shaylyn and Cauy chose Chapters on the Horizon in Viola, WI for their wedding venue. It’s a beautiful, all-in-one wedding venue located near Richland Center, in western Wisconsin.
Shay and Cauy chose a winter wedding date because Shay’s dad used to wake her up every first snowfall. While he wasn’t there physically, his presence was so strong in every part of the day. Perhaps the most during a silent, private part of their ceremony, and during the first dances. For her father-daughter dance, Shay asked a handful of family members who have been father-like figures in her life to dance with her. Let’s just say, the tears would not stop.
It was a beautiful January day, and these two soaked in every moment of it Their love is so sweet, and they are clearly loved by so many.
Chapters on the Horizon Viola WI
This was our first time out at Chapters on the Horizon. We had heard of it before, and were so excited to photograph a wedding there! The venue is beautiful – set back in the hills of Western, WI. It’s secluded, private and gorgeous. The venue itself is spacious and modern. There is a house on the property that serves as a bridal suite, and a weekend getaway. Couples who book their wedding there can stay in the home for the weekend. There’s tons of space for the bridal party to get ready, including a full set of chairs and mirrors for hair and makeup!
The property itself is perfect for beautiful wedding photos. Even in the winter, it was beautiful. The venue is situated up on a hill, which makes for some beautiful views. There’s a pond with an adorable rowboat for use in the warmer months (hello, scene from The Notebook!). And to top it off, there was a giant wooden swing hanging from the trees! (I grew up obsessed with swings, especially porch swings). This was so much fun to incorporate in our photos.
Wisconsin Winter Wedding Photos
Shay and Cauy’s day came together perfectly, and they soaked it all in.
And they didn’t completely freeze during portraits! (Ok, maybe almost)
Take a look at some of my favorites from their winter wedding at Chapters on the Horizon.
Shay and Cauy’s Chapters on the Horizon Wedding Vendors
Photography: Morgan Madeleine Photography
Venue: Chapters on the Horizon
Hair: Hair by Lacey
DJ: DB Entertainment