After just three months of dating, Tasha Sween and Sanders Marvin went their separate ways but remained friendly. Tasha eventually adopted a puppy born to Sanders's dogs, weimaraners named Joyce and Jup. And it was that puppy, Sabu, who would bring them back together: Three years later, when Tasha was desperately looking for a pet-sitter, Sanders volunteered his services. "I took him out to dinner to thank him," Tasha recalls. "We had a great time. After that we started dating again, and a year later, we were both ready for marriage." On December 22, 2000, he proposed.
Tasha and Sanders's wedding stationery incorporates several personal touches. The invitations feature a map of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, of which Madeline Island is the largest. The programs are calligraphed with the couple's initials and "Redcliffe Farm," the name of their property, which sits atop a cliff of red earth. The design on the envelope flap is a tribute to their beloved weimaraners.
Bride's Gown: Vera Wang
Flowers: Island Thyme, 715-747-2012
Cake: Country Cake Cupboard, 952-476-0222
Wedding Planner: Mother of the Bride
Catering: D'Amico Catering
Minister: Joel Gibson
Invitations: Robbin Larsen Design, 612-871-0068
Acoustic Guitar: Ric Gillman, 800-821-3480
String Trio (for ceremony): Harmony Music Studio, 715-373-5646
Photographer: Stephanie Colgan Photography
Videographer: Weiss Productions, 651-641-9896