Sweet + Natural Outdoor Wedding
Allie + Nick | Sweet and Natural Outdoor Wedding at Rustic Manor 1848 in Delafield, WI
Maybe it’s the wood-burning stove, frumpy turtleneck, and mug of hot tea keeping me warm, or maybe it’s my deep yearning for some sunshine on this below zero day, but as I revisit Allie and Nick’s July wedding here in the dead of winter, I can almost feel the warm breeze of that perfect summer evening.
I’ve known Allie since grade school. She and I played on the same hockey team growing up, but we lost touch after I hung up my skates. When I think back to those days, what I remember most about Allie is her kindness and contagious smile. I hadn’t seen her in years when she reached out to me about photographing her wedding, but I was delighted to find out that she was still the smiley, goofy girl I remembered. Nick, I quickly learned, was equally silly, fun, and thoughtful (you might notice they’re either beaming or laughing in almost every picture). I couldn't have imagined a better match for Allie.
Their wedding was set on the beautiful property at Rustic Manor 1848 in Delafield, WI — sprawling and green, with plenty of room for yard games, a bonfire, and outdoor ceremony. After dinner and donuts, we lucked out with dreamy golden light as the sun set behind the trees. The perfect close to a perfect day.
Summer, I can’t wait to meet you again.
Venue: Rustic Manor 1848 / Dress: White Dress Bridal Boutique / Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Tommy Hilfiger / Floral: The Wild Pansy / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie / Hair + Makeup: Anton's Salon / Catering: Saz's / Cake: The Gingerbread House / Donuts: Greenbush / Popcorn: Pop's Kettle Corn