My brother’s wedding: lake-side + love-filled

My brother, Kyle, married the girl of his dreams (and ours), Jill, this month at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, MN. My husband, son and I were honored to be in the wedding party and share this special life event with them. Here are a few special memories from their romantic, rustic wedding weekend up north.


My parents kicked off the wedding weekend with a lakeside Groom’s Dinner at the Looney’s Beach Hut on the resort property. It was a complete picturesque Fall evening.



Our friend Jon and my dad serenaded us all with acoustic sounds after dinner. Jon on the guitar and vocals and my dad on the cajone drum, jamming like he did in his band days.


They mixed in some tunes that took us to the dance floor too! Rocco started the party with some of his famous dance moves.


Lots of love and laughs were shared with the wedding party, family and close friends. It was the perfect way to welcome Jilly and her family into ours and celebrate the union to come!


The next day we experienced the most gorgeous, glamourous and glorious Fall wedding. Since I was in it, I wasn’t able to snap many photos, but did catch some on my iPhone. Our cousin also captured some precious moments that I copied from Instagram and will share as well.


My girlfriend (and hair stylist) Becki came to the bridal sweet the morning of the wedding to do Jilly’s bridal do and all of the bridesmaids up-do’s.


She created a simply stunning half-up masterpiece on the bride.


And a crazy cool part french twist, part intricate low bun on me. Becki is so talented and did a fabulous job, as always!


Then we beautified.


And blinged up the bride.


As she put on her dress and attached her vail, the emotions ran high in the room. Jilly took our breaths away with her pure beauty.


While we waited to head over to the Grandview Staircase for the wedding ceremony, I was able to sneak in a few more!

One with the handsome groom I am so proud to call my brother.


Another of Jilly and I toasting to sister-hood!


And the precious moment of a sweet kiss from an auntie to her nephew! Rocco is one lucky little guy.


Speaking of, our sweet ring bearer boy did such a good job carrying his “Uncle Kyle, here comes your Girl!” sign the entire way down the aisle.


Our little family loved every minute of this momentous day.


“And the two shall become one.” – Ephesians 5:31


After the perfect wedding day, we walked over to the ballroom at the Gull Lake Center and danced the night away! We will always cherish this special day in our family and can’t wait to make more memories with these two.


xoxo – mama brooks