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Ryan + Amanda | Married | A Glitter-Inspired Wedding at the Wilderness Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

August 26, 2015

As you can probably guess from the title of the blog post, there is LOTS of sparkle in today’s wedding!! Bride Amanda loves all things glittery + sparkly (just wait until you see her shoes!!) + the décor of her day was filled with touches that reflect her love for such shimmer!! From the sequined gown (with a surprise at the end of the night!!!) to the chandeliers + jewels incorporated all throughout the day, this is a wedding that will definitely inspire the sparkle-eyed bride!! (Yes, I just said that)!!! Hehe : ) 

Ryan + Amanda got married at the Wilderness Lodge Resort in the Wisconsin Dells as it is a place both went to growing up + still love! Thanks to a gorgeous day, they were able to have their ceremony outside on the terrace overlooking the forest + rolling hills, followed by a black + purple inspired reception complete with gigantic balloons hanging above the dance floor + the most delicious-looking cupcakes you have ever SEEN!!! For portraits, we headed downtown where we shot along the Wisconsin River as the sun was peeking through behind the trees!! Just dreamy!! Amanda looked as gorgeous as ever + Ryan couldn’t hold back the tears when he saw her for the very first time : ) SO SWEET. 

Ryan + Amanda, or RyManda as they say(!!!), thank you so, SO much for sharing your day with us!! It was such a joy to witness your beautiful ceremony filled with such encouraging + true words, + then to celebrate with your family + friends for the rest of the day!! You are two of the most down-to-earth + easygoing people we have EVER met, + you made our “job” so easy!!! Enjoy some of our favorites from your day!! And one more time, CONGRATULATIONS!! xoxo <3

How about those heels!?!

So much sparkle!!!

Just stunning, Amanda! Some of my favorite moments before the wedding EVER!

Time to get married!!!

Such a cutie!!!!!

Meet the newest DOW family!!!!

We headed downtown together to the River Walk for all of the portraits!! It was a beautiful afternoon!!

Love this one of you two!!!

Such vibrant calla lily bouquets!!

Back to the Wilderness Resort for the reception!!

SURPRISE!!!!!!! This moment went off SO flawlessly + Ryan had NO idea!!

We had to get one shot under the chandelier, just like we did during their engagement session! : )

A favorite!!!! 


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