From Rodeo Princess, then Queen, to Mrs. Hull. I have been lucky enough to photograph some pretty big moments for Amanda. To say I was honored every time she has asked me to photograph her is an understatement.
When Amanda reached out to me after Travis proposed to document her Wisconsin western-themed wedding day, it was an instant YES with tons of excitement! I have always loved hanging out with Amanda. There is a level of grace she carries, but she also knows how to work hard and have a good time.
I traveled to Brodhead, WI – where Travis is from – to document their engagement photos. I instantly felt like I was hanging out with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The relationship these two have and the love they have for each other is pretty incredible.
Western-Themed Wedding Day
Fast forward to their wedding day at Willow Pond Bed & Breakfast in Weyauwega, WI. It has the most beautiful scenery from their pond, to the willow trees and even the beautiful home where Amanda and the girls got ready for the big day. Antiques and the smell of baked goods fill this beautiful bed and breakfast. It was the perfect setting for Amanda & Travis’s western themed wedding day. The men were only yards away in the barn that holds the reception area!
Guests arrived with campers and horse trailers to spend the night. The excitement amped up as Amanda slipped on her beautiful wedding gown from Circle The Date Wedding Dresses with the help of her mom and her bridesmaids. Grandma soaked it all in as she watched her granddaughter get dressed moments before saying her vows.
The incredible team at Studio 212 in Waupaca, WI did the girls hair and makeup. The beautiful florals by Blooming Envy in Iola, WI decorated the altar, center pieces, bouquets and boutonnieres! The gentlemen with their cowboy hats were accompanied by apparel from Nedrebo’s Formal Wear and the deep maroon bridesmaids dresses were from Brandi’s Bridal Galleria.
The Big Day!
Food from AfterSchock Smokers LLC, drinks from Boondocks Bar & Grill, and baked goods from Amanda’s Aunt with Eagle Baking Company were waiting for guests to enjoy! Entertainment from Midwest Sound Entertainment helped get the dancing going. Let’s not forget the first dance song by George Strait, “I Cross My Heart,” had me balling behind my camera.
Beautiful willow trees with a pond in the background surrounded friends and family as Amanda and Travis said their vows. They walked back down the aisle with looks of pure happiness. Their family and friends greeted them with big hugs, lots of happy tears, and eagerness to start the party!
To the wedding party, family and friends you helped make this day for Amanda & Travis absolutely perfect. You all had me in non-stop laughing attacks sharing stories of memories with Amanda and Travis to helping with whatever was needed. I’m so thankful to have been part of this western-themed wedding day. I can’t express enough how happy I am for Amanda & Travis. Here is to many years of horseback riding, roping weekends, building the home of your dreams, and many adventures. CHEERS!