If I could dream up my idea of the perfect indoor wedding, it would look like this Milwaukee affair to a T. Think a gorgeous, loft-style space covered in candles and infused with romance like you wouldn’t believe. Of course, the amazing Woodnote Photography and Robert Ingraham made it all the more stunning, and you can visit the gallery and read this couple’s serendipitous love story below!

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Fall
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Romantic

From the Bride… Jon and I met on August 9, 2006 at a well-known Milwaukee pub. It was on a random Wednesday night and we were both there separately with friends. All of a sudden, someone bumped into me and I turned around quickly to just say a meaningless “sorry” and the red head that bumped into me said “Ow! That really hurt.” I smiled and laughed at his sarcasm and we started talking from that moment.

We realized how much our lives were aligned starting with the fact that Jon was equally as obsessed with the idea of leaving the Midwest and starting his life in New York City as I was. That evening, I knew I found the man I was going to marry. I told my mom the next morning, “I’ll never kiss another man again,” only we hadn’t even set our first date yet let alone had a kiss. It was perfect and to this day I have a ring (that I now wear stacked with my wedding band) that has a number nine on it to always keep that day (well, really night) in my mind. The night I met Jon was, hands down, the best night of my life.

From the Groom… I have to admit, I was opposed to having a first look. I had never heard of people doing that before and it sounded strange to see Miranda before she walked down the aisle. Now, I get it and I loved it. Seeing her in that amazing dress for the first time was incredibly moving. I was completely blown away with how beautiful she looked. The tears flowed out of my eyes instantly.

Photography: Caroline + Jayden Of Woodnote Photography | Videographer: Robert Ingraham | Planner: Megan Potter At Dare To Dream | Dress: Marchesa | Tux: J.Crew | Ceremony + Reception: The Pritzlaff

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