My younger brother Joel got married last Saturday to his awesome wife Katie. They hosted a fun, beautiful, rustic barn wedding on a farm in Wisconsin. The hope was for an outdoor ceremony but the weather had other plans. It literally down poured for hours as well as insane wind, but you know what? The ceremony inside the barn was just as beautiful as ever. And despite the weather, the day really was perfect in every way.

Joel and Katie were happy, laid back, just thrilled to be getting married to each other. And they kept their eye on the big picture. I admire them so much for that because I know had it have been me, I’m not sure I would have been able to hold my cool.

Their wedding really turned out to be the best day.

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All of Katie and Joel’s nieces and nephews were flower girls and ring bearers. Adorable little kiddos (there is my non-smiling little one in the front) aren’t they? Watching little ones dance during the reception is a pretty magical thing.

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The weather cleared up towards the evening and the sun peeked out. These photos were all taken with my iPhone but I can’t wait to see the professional shots. They will be stunning. See how beautiful the bride is? My bro is not so bad himself.

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The wedding was on a horse farm and was just a stunning venue in every way.

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I loved their ceremony. It was simple yet heartfelt in every way and just perfect.

I tried embedding this video into the post but was unsuccessful. If you have a moment, watch the short teaser video that the bride’s sister put together. It’s awesome and so fun.

Joel may be my little brother but he is pretty wise and can teach me a thing or to:

Don’t sweat the small things. Keep your eye on the big picture. Have fun and love big.

Congrats Joel and Katie. I couldn’t be happier for you.