Backyard Wisconsin Wedding | Gabe & Lydia

What makes a wedding more fun for me than usual? When the groom is my brother! SO many things I could say about this wedding, but I’ll keep it short and let my photos do most of the talking 🙂

Gabe & Lydia got married last weekend and their backyard Wisconsin wedding was a sweet, worshipful, God-honoring day. Both Gabe and Lydia have large families and strong family bonds, and that was so beautiful to see! Their story is a testimony of God’s faithfulness and reminded me again that God truly does write the best love stories. I’m beyond thrilled to have Lydia as a sister and to have been given the honor of documenting this day for them.

The wedding was held at Lydia’s brother’s farm after their initial plan had to be changed due to Covid19. It was so beautiful that you never would have known that it was plan B! I loved the old farmhouse with the long porch, the big wooden barn, and the fields surrounding the property.

I love these delicate details! Lydia’s sisters helped her with her hair and makeup and she did a sweet first look with her Dad.

The first look!

A few bride & groom photos before the ceremony.

I loved the ceremony location, and those big trees!

I love how Lydia picked different shades of pink for the bridesmaid dresses! Such a fun bridal party to photograph 🙂

How cute are they!? Loved this beautiful light we had for these photos. And don’t miss the portrait with my Dad’s old Chevy truck! He drove it out from PA so that they could have it for their getaway vehicle. My Mom and Dad drove away in it at THEIR wedding and I think it’s so special that they brought it out for Gabe and Lydia!

A backyard reception….can every wedding have this? 🙂

I loved listening to the speeches from Gabe & Lydia’s bridal party, my favorite being my little brother Michael, who was the best man. Mike is 13, and the youngest of 7, and he and Gabe have always had the sweetest relationship. He gave a speech that was so funny and also really sweet, and when he was done he gave Gabe a hug and then put his head in his hands and cried. And then Gabe was crying, the first time he cried all day, and then we were all crying….

The reception was relaxed and Gabe and Lydia had a chance to talk to all their guests! It was chilly and the kids (and adults) played cornhole and sat around the bonfire before we sent off the bride and groom with sparklers!

Congratulations Gabe and Lydia! I can’t tell you how happy I am for you and for your life together. Love you both!


Second Shooter: Amanda Warren
Dress: June Bridals
Hair/Makeup: Becca Gerry
Florals: Thistle Do Flower Co
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

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