Our Ceremony

Portrait of Us Cheering

Becky and Aaron decided on a destination wedding up in the North Woods of Wisconsin because they both spent many summers growing up vacationing there. The beauty and serenity of the area makes everything else in life stand still. However, the reception will be occurring in the Illinois Quad City Area on the 19th of July where we hope everyone can join us for wine, food, and celebration.

Our destination wedding ceremony will be held on Friday July 3rd, 2009 at the Black Bear Lodge resort on scenic Little St. Germain Lake in northern Wisconsin. Our immediate families are invited to come and join us at the Black Bear Lodge during the week of the wedding for boating, games, campfires, and fun! Unfortunately, we cannot invite everyone to our wedding ceremony due to space limitations.

The rest of our family and friends are invited to celebrate the occasion with us on Sunday July 19th, 2009 for the reception at Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois.


We will be staying at Black Bear Lodge from Sunday June 28th, 2009 through Sunday July 5th, 2009. The wedding ceremony will be held at 4:00pm on that Friday, and if you were invited to the ceremony and cannot come for the pre-wedding vacation, hopefully you can make it there for the ceremony!


St. Germain, Wisconsin is located in the northern part of the state just off of State Highway 70 in between Minocqua and Eagle River.

Map to Black Bear Lodge


We’d love to have our ceremony guests come and stay with us at the Black Bear Lodge resort, but there are a lot of other options close by. Guests are responsible for their own lodging arrangements. Keep in mind that reservations must be made well in advance in order to ensure availability for various types of lodging. Please contact Black Bear Lodge as soon as possible to discuss options.

Here’s all the information you should need for Black Bear Lodge:

Black Bear Lodge
1279 Halberstadt Rd
St. Germain, WI  54558

More detailed contact information can be found here: http://www.blackbearlodge.com/contact.html


Unless you own a private helicopter, you’ll probably be driving to the resort. If you don’t want to get lost in the back woods, you’ll need some driving directions...just enter your starting address, and Google Maps will do the rest!


Here is a listing of the music we selected for the wedding dinner and dancing…

Dinner Music

Dance Music CD #1

  • Everything by Michael Bublé
  • Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg
  • Kissing You by Des'ree
  • I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
  • Shake It by Metro Station
  • The Way I Are by Timbaland
  • The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
  • The Rose by Bette Midler
  • Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Low by Flor Rida ft T-Pain
  • Forever by Chris Brown
  • Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • Groove Is In The Hert by Deee-Lite
  • Sparks by Coldplay
  • The Way You Look Tonight by Michael Bublé
  • Just Dance by Lady GaGa

Dance Music CD #2

  • Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas
  • Red Alert by Basement Jaxx
  • Dancing Queen by ABBA
  • Dancing In The Moonlight by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Best I Ever Had by Vertical Horizon
  • Shoop by Salt-N-Pepper
  • Poker Face by Lady GaGa
  • Canned Heat by Jamiroquai
  • ABC by The Jackson Five
  • Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
  • American Boy by Estelle ft Kanye West
  • Miss Independent by Ne-Yo
  • I Know You Want Me by Pitbull
  • True by Ryan Cabrera
  • Starry Eyed Surprise by Paul Oakenfold ft Shifty Shellshock
  • The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground

Dance Music CD #3

  • Love Rollercoaster by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Thong Song by Sisqo
  • Bust A Move by Young M.C.
  • In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel
  • Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band
  • The Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim
  • Hot N Cold by Katy Perry
  • Get A Move On by Mr. Scruff
  • Tootsie Roll by 69 Boys
  • I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred
  • Anyone Else But You by The Moldy Peaches
  • Let My Love Open The Door by Sondre Lerche
  • My Humps by Black Eyed Peas
  • Get One Up by James Brown
  • SexyBack by Justin Timberlake

Dance Music CD #4

  • 1234 by Feist
  • Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk
  • How Far We've Come by Matchbox Twenty
  • Ghetto Superstar by Pras ft Mya & O.D.B.
  • Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom by Vengaboys
  • Yeah by Usher ft Ludacris & Lil' Jon
  • Daughters by John Mayer
  • Save The Last Dance For Me by Micael Bublé
  • Today by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • I'll Be by Edwin McCain
  • Blue Eyes by Cary Brothers
  • Hoochie Mama by 2 Live Crew
  • Heaven by DJ Sammy & Yanou ft Do
  • Breathing You In by zircon ft Jillian Goldin