Sep 27, 2023

Ashley and Ethan’s Intimate Wedding at The Oxbow Hotel, WI

Love knows no boundaries, and for Ashley and Ethan, their journey led them to a charming boutique hotel nestled in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they embarked on a new chapter of their lives with an intimate wedding over at The Oxbow Hotel, creating a day filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories. When I got their first initial inquiry, I was thrilled to hear they’ve chosen an untraditional wedding and I am so honored to have been a small part of their intimate wedding day. Keep reading to watch the day unfold!

An intimate wedding at The Oxbow Hotel, a hidden gem in Eau Claire, served as the perfect backdrop for Ashley and Ethan’s special day. The hotel’s rustic charm and intimate ambiance created an enchanting atmosphere that was both romantic and inviting. The outdoor patio features a fire pit, couches, tables with string lights making it so perfect for their first dance. The hotel offers many unique spots and I especially loved where they exchanged a first look with private vows.

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The ceremony took place in the hotel’s cozy courtyard, with lush greenery providing a picturesque and intimate setting. Ashley and Ethan chose to do a first look and exchange their vows in private so instead of the traditional norms, they decided to walk down the aisle together! To make their wedding day even more unique, Ashley and Ethan sealed their vows in a box along with a bottle of wine so during each anniversary, they can reopen the wine and look back at their vows. Their intimate wedding at The Oxbow Hotel is so memorable and we can’t forget the iconic confetti exit, just look at how beautiful the photos turned out!

In Conclusion

Ashley and Ethan infused their personalities into every aspect of the wedding. Handwritten vows, personalized decor, and an intimate guest list made the celebration feel deeply personal. The couple also incorporated their love for music into the ceremony, with a live acoustic performance during their ceremony and for a first dance.

Their intimate wedding at The Oxbow Hotel in Eau Claire, WI, was a testament to the power of love, intimacy, and the importance of surrounding oneself with loved ones on such a special day. During our consultation, I asked “What do you both look forward to most on your wedding day?” And their answer was to be able to interact with their closest family and friends and just the two of them being intimate. I wish Ashley and Ethan a lifetime filled with happiness, adventures, and a love that continues to grow stronger with each passing day.

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