As we begin to near the end of our 2019 wedding season (just crazy!), I feel like I am getting more and more sentimental with each wedding that comes … and then goes. Austin and Maria had the most magical day at Sugarland Barn in Arena, Wisconsin. When these two first inquired with us last summer, I knew I was going to love everything they were planning for their day! In a nod to Austin’s childhood growing up in small-town Wisconsin and his love for all things outdoors and hunting, they chose to marry at a (*beautiful*) barn. However, they assured me that the barn would be the only “rustic” thing at the wedding! All the other details of the day would be timeless, modern, elevated, and classy. Seeing their vision come to life alongside the work of Chance Productions, Daffodil Parker and Wishful Weddings was absolutely incredible!
We arrived at Sugarland the morning of the wedding and met the girls all getting ready in the beautiful white farmhouse right on the property. We knew it was going to rain at some point during the day but everyone had all their fingers and toes crossed that Austin and Maria would still be able to have the outdoor ceremony they were envisioning. THEY DID. I almost couldn’t believe how perfectly timed Mother Nature was …. the rain ended with enough time to wipe off the seats before the ceremony and then started up again as soon as the newlyweds made their way down the aisle for the recessional as HUSBAND and WIFE! As sometimes hard or disappointing a rainy wedding day has the potential to be, I LOVE the “feel” it gives a day in terms of lighting, photos, and this romantic vibe that just can’t be found other than on a rainy day. Everyone was so positive and we truly just had SO much fun celebrating Austin and Maria : )
The thing that sticks out most to me about A&M’s wedding day is the respect these two have from everyone in their lives … including one another. The way their friends, siblings, and family members adore and honestly, look up to these two, is quite unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. They are loved, CHERISHED, and truly adored. I’m pretty sure I heard, “Austin/Maria is the best human being I have ever met” multiple times throughout the day. And together? They are such a beautiful gift to this world …. I mean, really. I will not forget the vows they shared with one another under that gigantic oak tree in the yard, or the way Austin looks at Maria, or the fire I feel when I hear them talk about their passions and hopes to leave the world a better place than where they found it.
What I’m trying to say is, Austin & Maria – you have two new members in your fan club for life. We love you guys so much and are SO grateful you chose us to join you on your wedding day. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from your day and know we are forever here to cheer you on!!!!!
A BIG thank you to Austin & Maria’s wedding day team!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sugarland Barn | Planning: Wishful Weddings | Lighting, Rentals & DJ: Chance Productions | Floral: Daffodil Parker | Signage: MG Fancy Font | Hair and Makeup: Lovely Elegance | Rentals: Event Essentials | Wedding Dress Shop: Brideside, Designer: Alfred Sung | Bridesmaid Dress Shop: Nordstrom, Designer: Jesus Peiro | Menswear: The Black Tux