Put down that cup of coffee, lean back and get ready to find yourself in la-la-land because we are about to take a little mid-morning daydream.  This Milwaukee wedding by The McCartneys has everything you could ever dream of – a classic, nautical touch with a magical, care-free vibe.  The voluptuous, white blossoms atop patterned, blue and white runners are the perfect romantic centerpiece for this elegantly unique affair and every detail is exquisite.  Keep on dreaming in the full gallery!

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From The McCartneys… To describe Lydia & Matt’s wedding in a few words: Breathtaking. Elegant. Dreamy. Beautiful. Floral. Nautical. Couture. The bride owns a bridal shop in Milwaukee, so you can imagine the incredible Jim Hjelm dress she wore + the ruffled Jim Hjelm dresses for her bridesmaids! That combined with the white/navy sea of flowers at their tented reception & adorably packaged Starbucks cake-pop favors puts this wedding at the top of our list for this year! From the hotel where they got ready to the Cathedral that only seemed fitting for the reception that it preceeded, Lydia & Matt planned their fairytale wedding day perfectly! Classic style & wonderful taste aside, they radiated happiness & unquestionable passion for one another all. day. long.

Lydia & Matt have a way about them that makes you feel welcome in their presence, as if you’ve known them forever. Or maybe thats’s just how naturally they fit together? Everything on their wedding day felt right, effortlessly beautiful, and SO happy! Their adorable son Johnny was always close by, dressed in the cutest little man suit we’ve ever seen from Janie & Jack.

After an incredible ceremony at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Lydia & Matt’s guests were greeted by a sea of flowers at their tented Lake Park Bistro reception. Words simply cannot describe the scene that freshdesign floral created – just look! The abundant floral display atop the navy & white table runners that Lydia made herself transformed Lydia and Matt’s reception into the most romantic white tent anyone had ever seen.

After a series of heartfelt speeches and the best filet mignon anyone has ever had, their guests showed the dance floor how it’s done and didn’t stop until the DJ spun his last record. Just before their exit to a Bora Bora honeymoon, Lydia and Matt sent their guests home with not only a Starbucks cakepop favor, but also with their choice of a flower arrangement from the reception.

Photography: The McCartneys / Ceremony location: The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist / Reception location: Lake Park Bistro / Invitations & paper goods designer: Paper Envy / Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Bliss Bridal (Lydia’s shop!) / Veil: Sarah Gabriel from Bliss Bridal / Jewelry: Tacori / Hair & Make-up : Kim Crupi of Neroli Salon & Spa / Bridesmaids dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions from Bliss Bridal / Groom & Groomsmen apparel: Harleys for Men / Johnny’s attire:  Janie & Jack / Floral designer: freshdesign / Cake: Simma’s Bakery / Favors: Starbucks’ cakepops /  Catering & linens: Bartolottas / Rental & Tent: Canopies / Trolley & Get-away car: DMI Limousine / Videographer: One Fine Day Productions

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