Becca & Matt’s August Wedding at Tundra Lodge Resort

May 3, 2022

A traditional wedding with a rustic twist in Green Bay, Wisconsin


From Meeting to “Marry Me”

Matt and Becca had their meet-cute at the bar Becca manages. Matt came in one night with one of his friends, and the rest is history. He popped the question during a big group trip to Jamaica. “Matt randomly disappeared after dinner and I couldn’t find him anywhere,” Becca says. “Until one of my friends, who was in on everything, helped me find him.” Matt led Becca down a path that led right to the water. “He ended up proposing right in front of the Caribbean Sea.”

Wedding Planning

The two decided on an August wedding in Green Bay. While planning, Becca attended the Green Bay Wedding Show Summer Edition in 2019. Matt and Becca ended up choosing the Tundra Lodge for their rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception location. Because of Covid, they ended up pushing their wedding back a year—but they made the best of it.

“The wedding coordinators were so great and easy to talk to, and there were no hidden costs or anything. Everything was included in the price that was given. The space was the perfect size and it was very nice. With my family all being from out of town as well, it was nice being able to book a block of rooms and have everyone just go upstairs at the end of the night.”

The Tundra Lodge Ceremony

On the wedding day, it was a rather chaotic morning, to the point where Becca forgot to grab her veil to put on before walking down the aisle. “It didn’t hit me until I peeked out and saw all my friends and family sitting there.” But all that stress faded away with the help of Becca’s dad. “To calm my nerves, he held my hand and started reminiscing about my childhood.”

Another unforgettable moment for Becca was walking down the aisle toward Matt. “Matt and I locked eyes as I was walking down the aisle. It was such an indescribable feeling—I couldn’t stop grinning.” One of Matt and Becca’s friends got ordained just for the occasion and married them, which was very special. “When the ceremony was over and we walked back up the aisle together, we had a moment alone where we just hugged each other and kept saying ‘We did it!’ That’s another feeling I’ll never forget.”

A Favorite Vendor
Becca has nothing but praise for their photographer, Anna, of Anna Gutermuth Photography. “I cannot say enough good things about her. She felt like one of my friends at my wedding rather than just a photographer. She had so many things in her emergency bag that helped me out throughout the day, and she even helped bustle my dress! She is phenomenal at what she does and we love our pictures. She got some really special candid shots, and she’s just overall an incredible person.”

In addition to the ceremony and reception, the bride and groom also took photos at the Brown County Fairgrounds, Nicky’s Lionhead Bar and Restaurant in De Pere, and Replay Sports Bar. “A whole bunch of our friends and family were waiting there for us, and it was so much fun!”


The Tundra Lodge Reception

Matt and Becca wanted their reception to be a big party filled with everyone they love—and it was just that. “The drinks were flowing, people were dancing, it was a blast!” But before dancing, there was a delicious family-style dinner. On the menu: chicken, beef tips, and meatballs in mushroom gravy, all with vegetables and mashed potatoes on the side. The bar served complimentary beer, wine, soda, and coffee. For dessert, there was an 8-inch confetti cake for the bride and groom to cut, plus 300 Glazers from Kwik Trip—”in hindsight, way too many!”

Dances to Remember

Then came the dancing.  “I bawled my eyes out during my father-daughter dance,” Becca says. “We danced to Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,’ which of course is not a traditional father-daughter dance at all. But it has been our song since I can remember. When I was little and throwing a tantrum, my dad would sing it to me, and at the “Ahhhh” parts, he’d point at me crying and say, ‘Okay, this is your part!’ It would always make me laugh and feel better.”

For the bride and groom’s first dance, Becca and Matt let their goofy side show. “We like to dance around like idiots together, so instead of a formal, serious first dance, we sprinkled in some of our little dance moves to make it more ‘us.’ We had a blast!”

Wedding Shows Attended The Wedding Show- Summer Edition
Makeup Artist  & Hair Stylist Blonde & Boujee Hair by Jayde
Rehearsal Dinner Venue Tundra Lodge
Ceremony & Reception Venue Tundra Lodge
Couple’s Wedding Cake Ampersand Cake Co.-Denmark
Dessert Kwik Trip Glazers
Music /Entertainment Wade Harris- Wade’s Brickhouse
Photographer Anna Gutermuth Photography
Honeymoon Service Fox World Travel
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Formalwear Mens Wearhouse