Brittany & Marlie’s Real Farm Wedding

Wisconsin Farm Barn Wedding Photographer The moment I met Brittany and Marlie, I really wanted to be a part of their wedding. I remember sitting in my basement meeting space, hearing their fabulous love story and thinking to myself, "this is going to be a FUN couple." I was so thrilled when they hired me! We had an absolute ball on their Adventure Engagement Session, where they showed me all around the town they call home. We talked so much about the plans they were making and all of the work they were doing to turn a barn on their family property into a gorgeous spot for a beautiful party. I left their company that day feeling so excited for their wedding, and very blessed because of the wonderful couples who choose me. Brittany and Marlie are both from deep-rooted farm families. They spend their years entrenched in the goings-on of local Wisconsin farms. Getting to know them and documenting their #realfarmwedding (yes, I hashtagged that!) was a ton of fun, and it gave me a glimpse into the lives of the farmers who provide locally grown food to the fancy markets and upscale grocery stores that I shop at as a suburban homeowner. Working with them has given me a new appreciation for the families and farms that make Wisconsin proud! Their wedding was a perfect reflection of the people and the things that they value and hold dear. Page_Blog_0030_WEBPage_Blog_0002_WEBPage_Blog_0107_WEBPage_Blog_0084_WEB Brittany's grandmother made her the jewelry she wore. How sweet is that! Page_Blog_0092_WEB Brittany's florist, Tracy, did a GORGEOUS job on the bouquets and arrangements- and then she got gussied up and enjoyed the day as a guest! Page_Blog_0040_WEBPage_Blog_0041_WEBPage_Blog_0032_WEB Cowboy boots galore! I had a little too much fun with Brittany's details while they finished up at the salon! Page_Blog_0053_WEBPage_Blog_0060_WEBPage_Blog_0035_WEBPage_Blog_0108_WEBPage_Blog_0043_WEBPage_Blog_0057_WEB I loved chatting with Brittany's sister, Brooke, when I had a chance during the day. Brooke is a talented wedding photographer in Florida, and she helped Brittany to decide which photographers to contact. To be approved by another wedding photographer is always a bonus- and then I get to geek out on photo chat during the day. Yay! Page_Blog_0061_WEBPage_Blog_0064_WEBPage_Blog_0111_WEBPage_Blog_0117_WEBPage_Blog_0119_WEBPage_Blog_0126_WEBPage_Blog_0133_WEBPage_Blog_0138_WEBPage_Blog_0143_WEBPage_Blog_0151_WEBPage_Blog_0170_WEBPage_Blog_0185_WEBPage_Blog_0190_WEBPage_Blog_0194_WEBPage_Blog_0198_WEBPage_Blog_0211_WEBPage_Blog_0213_WEBPage_Blog_0217_WEBPage_Blog_0231_WEB This little farm kitty apparently didn't get the memo that Marlie's not a cat fan. He definitely wanted in on the excitement. Page_Blog_0224_WEBRiponFarm_Wedding_P_0004_WEBPage_Blog_0242_WEBPage_Blog_0246_WEBPage_Blog_0260_WEBPage_Blog_0285_WEBPage_Blog_0289_WEBPage_Blog_0291_WEBPage_Blog_0301_WEBPage_Blog_0309_WEBPage_Blog_0319_WEBPage_Blog_0326_WEBPage_Blog_0347_WEBPage_Blog_0353_WEBPage_Blog_0365_WEB The detail on the back of Brittany's gown was so lovely. Page_Blog_0370_WEBPage_Blog_0387_WEBPage_Blog_0417_WEBPage_Blog_0420_WEBPage_Blog_0425_WEBPage_Blog_0439_WEBPage_Blog_0443_WEBPage_Blog_0452_WEBPage_Blog_0457_WEBRiponFarm_Wedding_P_0016_WEBPage_Blog_0460_WEBPage_Blog_0459_WEBPage_Blog_0461_WEBPage_Blog_0463_WEB Did I mention I got to play with tractors? Page_Blog_0467_WEBPage_Blog_0469_WEBPage_Blog_0470_WEBPage_Blog_0474_WEBPage_Blog_0478_WEBPage_Blog_0484_WEBPage_Blog_0501_WEBPage_Blog_0502_WEBPage_Blog_0518_WEBPage_Blog_0520_WEBPage_Blog_0527_WEBPage_Blog_0531_WEBPage_Blog_0550_WEBPage_Blog_0017_WEBPage_Blog_0027_WEBPage_Blog_0014_WEBPage_Blog_0007_WEBPage_Blog_0554_WEBPage_Blog_0560_WEB We had a gorgeous sunset, and we made sure to enjoy it. Yes, with more farm equipment. 🙂 Page_Blog_0564_WEBPage_Blog_0572_WEBPage_Blog_0571_WEBPage_Blog_0583_WEBPage_Blog_0587_WEBPage_Blog_0595_WEBPage_Blog_0603_WEBPage_Blog_0604_WEBPage_Blog_0612_WEBPage_Blog_0619_WEBPage_Blog_0631_WEBPage_Blog_0633_WEB I adore when the speeches bring out so much laughter and love. There were just too many favorites, as everyone cracked up and enjoyed the sentiments of Brittany & Marlie's favorite people in the world. Page_Blog_0634_WEBPage_Blog_0638_WEBPage_Blog_0640_WEBPage_Blog_0642_WEBPage_Blog_0643_WEBPage_Blog_0648_WEB I think the crowd's pick would have been Brittany's grandmother's speech. I loved it. She brought along an arrangement of cards that Brittany had sent her over the years, and everyone was rolling with laughter! Page_Blog_0649_WEBPage_Blog_0650_WEBPage_Blog_0652_WEBPage_Blog_0654_WEBPage_Blog_0655_WEB The barn looked pretty gorgeous, huh?! Page_Blog_0661_WEBPage_Blog_0663_WEBPage_Blog_0666_WEB After their first dances, the bride and groom enjoyed watching their parents dance to a special song. What a wonderful tribute and memory. RiponFarm_Wedding_P_0023_WEBPage_Blog_0672_WEBPage_Blog_0674_WEBPage_Blog_0684_WEB DJ Josh from Kuhl Entertainment kept the party rockin' all night... Dare I say... Until the cows came home?! Page_Blog_0685_WEBPage_Blog_0690_WEBRiponFarm_Wedding_P_0025_WEB To Brittany and Marlie, it was truly an honor and a pleasure to work with you over the past year. You guys are such wonderful people, and I just know you'll have as much love and laughter in your home together as I witnessed among your closest friends and family on this spectacular day. Thank you for choosing me! PostFooterLoveMandieSave