Real Wedding: Allie & Tim

Allie and Tim had the perfect summer day for their laid back, lakeside wedding at Lake Lawn Resort. All photos by Chelsea Matson Photography.             

Allie, on how she and Tim met…

  “My best friend in graduate school was engaged to Tim’s brother. When Tim moved from California, we were bound to meet, and the right time ended up being my birthday dinner. After making eyes across the table, he was a total gentleman and paid for my birthday dinner. Tim got my number following that night. We chatted constantly, found out how much we had in common, and were inseparable from that point forward!”

Tim, on getting to know Allie…

“We had a talk on the tailgate of my truck and it was incredible. The conversation was connecting, never dull, and was really strong. I knew that God had his hand in our relationship from that long night of conversation and that we had found something special.”

Allie and Tim, on choosing Lake Lawn Resort
“We knew we’d be having many guests coming in from all over the country, so we wanted to be near Chicago. We found the most perfect venue- Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin– that was right in the middle and totally matched our personalities. It was truly perfect for us.”

Allie, on getting married to Tim…

“Our ceremony was truly magical. It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful setting than white chairs filled with loved ones and lined along a lake. To add to that, the most handsome man was standing directly lakeside waiting to take my hand in marriage. We both agree that two moments will always be imprinted into our minds…”

“…First, we assembled a unity cross that meant so much to us as husband and wife coming together under God. Next, was our vow exchange that left very few dry eyes in the crowd. Tim and I had to hold each other up due to emotion taking over us as we read our personally-crafted vows to be the best we could be to each other for the rest of our lives. ”

Allie and Tim, on their perfect wedding day…

“Our Big Day was absolutely perfect because it was so “us”. From the bright colors to the laid-back lake feel, to a day focused and surrounded by family and friends, it could not have been more fabulous. We were blessed with the most beautiful, sunny day that made our lake wedding dream completely picture-perfect.”

Tim, on his favorite moment from his wedding day…

“Our photographer pulled us away for a couple of minutes to get some pictures at sunset. This gave me a chance to talk and catch up with my new bride. We laughed out on the dock and I got to steal some kisses as our photographer took some incredible photos.”

 Tim and Allie, on their reception…
“The party kicked off with an unforgettable lap around the lake with our bridesmaids and groomsmen on a double-decker pontoon. This boat ride was a unique touch that we insisted on as part of our day, and the fun did not disappoint…”
 “..Our reception was set lakeside, as well, with our tables and dance floor placed under tree-lit lights. Our decor was very relaxed and clean looking with pops of bright red and yellow. After dinner, it was time to dance, and our guests all brought their dancing shoes, as the dance floor was filled the entire night.”

“…Our first dance included Tim in a cowboy hat, lyrics to “Keeper of the Stars” that meant so much to us, and 3 minutes of spinning around in each other’s arms that we will never forget…”

“…Another special moment was the two songs that kicked off the dancing: one that represented Allie’s Wisconsin roots (“When You Say Wisconsin, You’ve Said it All”) and one that represented Tim’s home state (“California Love”).”

Allie, on Tim and falling in love…

“They say opposites attract, but I would argue that two people that have the same heart and same interests work perfectly together! Our love of football, kids, being around the lake, and skiing/snowboarding are just a few of the things we found out that we had in common. But, it was our same morals, way of thinking, knowing the importance of family, and love of life that made me confident that I had found my best friend and perfect partner. Knowing that I could not spend one day without him pointed to the fact that I had to spend the rest of my life with him.”


Lake Lawn Resort (ceremony/reception, catering, tranportation/pontoon boat), Chelsea Matson Photography(photography), World of Wisdom Ministry (officiant), Vera’s House of Bridals (bride’s gown), Calladora Spa at Lake Lawn Resort (hair & makeup), David’s Bridal (bridesmaids’ dresses), Men’s Wearhouse (formalwear), Moody’s Jewelry(rings) Michaels (stationery), Tommi’s Garden Blooms (floral), Midwest Sound (entertainment), Frosted Memories (wedding cake)

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