One more wedding to photograph in 2015, I am a little sad to see this year come to an end. I am so thankful for all the couples, families, and milestones I have been able to document this year. Dustin and Madeleine’s wedding was a day I have been looking forward too since we first started talking details. First off, the two are amazing people and have wonderful, supportive families standing behind them. When I am around their family, I feel like part of the tribe. Madeleine first told me about Wildwood Springs Lodge when they were wedding planning. It is a venue not too far from my hometown, but I have never photographed a wedding at this location. Wildwood is a lodge that was built in the 1920’s. It is off the beaten path nestled back in the woods. The guest houses have beautiful views of the river and farmland. The lodge itself has cozy porches and that old charm and character we all love in old houses. It feels like time has stood still in that neck of the woods and it was the perfect location for their wedding.
Dustin and Madeline’s ceremony was held at nightfall at the lodge. Thousands of twinkle lights surrounded them as they made their marriage official in front of friends and family. Prior to the ceremony, to two got ready in separate cottages to prepare for their first look and sunset photos. They had their first look under the old stone arch and deck that overlooked the river. You could say Dustin was a little happy to see his beautiful wife! Madeleine’s dress was to die for! Love all those light and fluffy layers! The property has several neat old buildings to photograph around so their were many awesome places for pictures. I also loved the covered porch off of the bridal cottage!
The colors and style of this day felt like an Irish wedding. I loved the dark olive greens, sweaters, owl feathers, and Dustin’s corduroy jacket. The lodge was decorated with gorgeous fall decor, and the entire space with lit by twinkle lights. It was also very nice that the Lodge can be rented for the entire weekend so all guests stayed on site. Their reception was kicked off with dinner and home brew that Dustin specially made for the wedding. Dancing and lots of great music from the live band, MadBeats, followed. It is safe to say this is a wedding we won’t soon forget, Congrats Dustin and Madeleine! We wish you many years of happiness! XOXO
Venue: Wildwood Springs Lodge
Dress: Hayley Paige
Maids: David’s Bridal
Florals: Blossom Basket
Flower Girl Dresses: littledreamersinc
Cake: Heavenly Divine Cakes
Dustin’s ring: AideMemoire