Singer-songwriter Anabel Englund is the artist behind countless electrifying house, electronic, and pop rock tracks that might make you want to dance your face off in a nightclub till the wee hours of the morning.
But her wedding to fiancé Preston—rather than being a night-life-inspired rager—was a dreamy, colorful daytime affair.
The two tied the knot lakeside at Pier 290 in Preston’s hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Photographer Kristina Lorraine snapped stunning photos of this edgy, stylish couple throughout the bright and sunny summertime wedding that planners from Graceful Events helped orchestrate. The whole day was a relaxed and personal celebration that Anabel + Present could savor. Interactions with their family and friends took priority over any typical wedding day structure.
And the out-of-this-world FLOWERS!!
We are absolutely enchanted. Let’s take a peek at this vibrant floral fairytale!
Anabel tried on this gorgeous a-line gown the very first time she stopped by Panache Bridals in Beverly Hills. She wasn’t really sure what kind of dress she was looking for, but she knew this might be it. She wanted to be certain, so after giving it some time she returned to the bridal boutique. This time, though, she made a whole magical event of it. She brought family and friends! She got her hair and makeup done! She reserved a special dressing room with a runway so she could try on lots of options and see how they might feel on her wedding day. In the end, it was this sheer tulle champagne beauty with a structured bodice and a drop waist that won out! The same one she’d loved from the start! “It’s crazy,” Anabel says, “how there really is that one dress for everyone.”
Frontier Flowers of Fontana is behind the day’s abundant florals including this bright, summery bridal bouquet.
Anabel’s rescue pup Kenny was by her side all day! Check out some ways to include your dog in your wedding to make sure your furry family members are part of the festivities.
How fabulous are Anabel’s shoes?! Here’s to seeing more of edgy, chunky platform bridal shoes.
And don’t even get us started on Preston’s killer all-black wedding day style. Take a look at these black snake leather chelsea boots if you’re digging this rock-n-roll groom look.
Groom Preston, the talented craftsman and business owner behind Architectural Metal Fabrication Design Firm Fathom&Form, BUILT THIS BOAT HIMSELF!
The star quality in this wedding portrait!! 🤩
By Chloe Rose in the brilliant mind behind Anabel’s dramatic eye makeup and elegant loose curls.
We’re big fans of a terracotta wedding party palette. Loving this Man of Honor’s brown suit!!
The fact that this champagne flower girl dress perfectly matches the bride’s tulle gown is just too precious for words.
The Lakeside Ceremony
Bright and colorful aisle arrangements look like they sprouted up out of the earth. We love the greenery winding up through the back of the chair! Such a clever touch.
This ceremony backdrop is a serotonin explosion!! These vibrant colors bring so much joy!
A fairytale kiss surrounded by flowers!! (Also, we’re obsessed with the way Anabel’s gown shows off her tattoo!)
Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding
Anabel: "After we read our vows & said our I do's, we walked through the aisle together it was like stepping into heaven seeing all of our family & loved ones there who had just bared witness to our union. It felt like a dream. The whole day leading up to the ceremony my eyes had been welling up with tears. I was so grateful to be with everyone who I absolutely love. I was so grateful to have found my life partner who knows all of me & loves me."
Preston: "For me it was walking down the aisle with our son Leon and getting a huge round of applause for him. And our first dance was really special to me, Kristina captured the perfect shot."
Cocktail Hour Cruise
Guests were carried to the tented ceremony by steam yacht (courtesy of Cruise Lake Geneva), and when it came time for cocktail hour they hopped back aboard and cruised gorgeous Lake Geneva at golden hour to get to the reception.
A Floral Fairytale Feast
The blue velvet guest seating adds a luxe touch to these banquet tables bursting with blooms.
The drapey bow on this towering wedding cake by Julie Michelle Cakes is a sugar sculpture masterpiece.
Fresh flowers and greenery everywhere you look!! And those iconic cut glass lighting features are the perfect dose of glitziness.
This feast is a floral fairytale.
Take a look at some hanging installation ideas if you’re crushing on Anabel + Preston’s suspended florals as much as we are.
Our Advice To Those Planning Now
Anabel: "Stay in the moment as much as possible. People kept telling me that everything would go by quickly & it really did!"
Preston: "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. We found the location first, then the venue, then the wedding planner (hey Jenna!) and then the flowers (<3 Renee). After that it was easy! haha"
Preston’s black floral button-down gave him a whole new look for the reception.
Congrats on your unforgettable lakeside love story, Anabel + Preston!! All the best from GWS!
photography: Kristina Lorraine Photography // venue name: Pier 290, Williams Bay, Wisconsin // event design: Frontier Flowers of Fontana // planning: Graceful Events // florals: Frontier Flowers of Fontana // hair stylist: By Chloe Rose // makeup artist: By Chloe Rose // cake: Julie Michelle Cakes // cocktail cruise: Cruise Lake Geneva