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Preppy Striped Kate Spade DIY Wedding

There are certain couples you can just tell had fun planning their wedding, and this charming duo is no exception. With the bold stripes, crisp black-and-white color scheme, and glittering gold accents, this fun Milwaukee wedding would make Kate Spade proud. Feast your eyes on all the darling details from this festive fete in the gallery.

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Spring

From Lisa Mathewson… Kirstin and Chris wanted their wedding day to truly reflect their style. Comfy, casual, yet stylish and fun! Kirstin incorporated fun stripes into the wedding theme with accompanying gold as a sparkly accent. Her wedding dress said it all! Flowy, soft and feminine yet comfortable. Kirstin wore stunning Kate Spade flats that set the tone for the day’s events. Their venue selection topped of the day with the fun, industrial space. The Milwaukee Public Market is a year-round indoor market of speciality shops and stores catering to the young, hip, crowd in Milwaukee’s trendy Third Ward. Set on the Milwaukee River, the Public Market boosts some of the best eats in the city!

Photography: Lisa Mathewson | Wedding Dress: Ann Taylor | Invitations: Reply By Design | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Milwaukee Public Market | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Milwaukee Public Market

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Romantic Terrace Wedding Overlooking Lake Michigan

Bathed in sunlight and surrounded by the most beautiful daffodil*parker florals, these law school loves set their sights on forever. From the gorgeous green palette to the stunning reception, one look at the photos from Heather Cook Elliott Photography and you’ll be dreaming of this lakeside loveliness for days. It’s all waiting for you here!

From Heather Cook Elliott Photography It’s an age-old saying, but one that bears repeating when it comes to these two: There is more to Katie & Ben than meets the eye.

They met in law school and quietly, slowly bonded over study sessions and coffee breaks and, I imagine, long philosophical discussions about everything under the sun. I get the sense that fairness, equality, justice and compassion are what interests them most about the profession they’ve chosen and, I think, what interests them most about one another. They are both incredibly thoughtful, careful people (ok, Katie is a bit of beautiful klutz as everyone who knows her can attest, but in love she takes great care) and together they form a sort of powerful force for good and happiness.

Bathed in sunlight and surrounded by the most beautiful florals I’ve ever photographed, their wedding day seemed to reflect this. There was joy in everything they did and joy is what I feel when I look back at their photos. I think I’ve written too much already when really, all one needs to see are the photos to know I’m telling the truth.

Photography: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Floral Design: daffodil*parker | Wedding Dress: Zita's Bridal Salon | Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. | Reception Venue: Pilot House At Pier Wisconsin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Miss Ruby | Catering: Bartolottas | Bluegrass Band: Above The Town | Bridesmaid's Jewelery : For The Maids | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Cake Topper: CinnamonBirds | Flower Cleanup And Sharing: Petals For Patients | Groom’s/Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A Bank | Makeup And Hair: Blush | Reception Band: Maggie Speaks | Save The Dates: Red Cloud Boutique | Wedding Signage And Menus: CreativePapier | Wooden State Guest Books: Gracegraffiti

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Rustic Lakeside Lodge Wedding

This is one of those weddings that I just know I would have had a really great time at. I probably would have slipped off my high heels and played some bocce, then fawned over the pretty florals at the tables complete with the most subtle perfect little polka dots. Erin Jean and Sweet Pea Cinema captured all of these details so even though I couldn’t bask in the love then, we can still soak it all up right here.

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Summer
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Lodge
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Rustic

From Erin Jean PhotographyDoor County. A seriously good looking couple. Sunshine. Water. Details GALORE. A PERFECT DAY!

These two have souls that reach you. They are so sweet, and soooo in love. They are talented in life and how they love those around them. It was so obvious throughout their big day.

Door County has that laidback easy feeling. The water and sand, the north woods, amazing food and a happy people. Betsy and Doug embraced all that and more. A ceremony over the bay, cocktail hour to follow on the lawn with vintage games. Thousands of antique vases filled with local blooms… I could go on and on.

I’ll let the photos do the talking for this one. WORDS can not describe!

Photography: Erin Jean Photography | Videography: Sweet Pea Cinema | Event Planning: Sash And Bow | Floral Design: Buds N Bloom | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Catering: Gordon Lodge | Groom's Attire: Egara | Wedding Venue: Gordon Lodge | Rentals: Sash And Bow | Rentals: Buds N Bloom

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Rustic Chic Desert Elopement Inspiration

From succulents to sand filled ceremonies, this wedding season we’re all about desert chic. Straight from the lens of Maison Meredith Photography this pretty little inspo is proof that no matter what your climate any idea is achievable. Overflowing with Alluring Blooms blooms the gallery is the perfect place to see it all, here!

From Maison Meredith PhotographyBeing in the wedding industry (and LOVING it!!), I am constantly on wedding websites drooling over inspiration boards or on other photographer’s Facebook pages admiring images and gathering inspiration. I have always found myself drawn to those photographers who live and shoot in the Southern regions of our beautiful country … you know, those beach weddings, or those Arizona desert weddings!?! I mean, c’mon, cacti and succulents are SO trendy right now and just downright beautiful!!

However, being from the Midwest, we are continually finding ourselves shooting in fields or meadows, at barns, country clubs, or an occasional urban venue. While all of these locations are absolutely beautiful (and I know people from the south are just as envious of our fall colors in the Midwest), I constantly kept coming back to the question of wondering whether or not brides felt stuck in their region of the country, confined to only what has “been done” or is “popular” in their area.

But what if a Wisconsin bride wants a desert themed wedding?

With this shoot, I was determined to prove that any bride, anywhere, can have ANY wedding she desires!!! It just takes a little thinking outside of the box, along with vendors who are on board and understand your vision!

Our desert style elopement was done in southern Wisconsin. A table for two, complete with homemade desserts, a simple yet elegant wedding cake, Ouzo traditional greek liquor from a local distillery, and a bottle of bubbly. We opted for a bright color palette of pinks, oranges and corals, with accents of muted green and gold, which would stand out against the rock and sand tones of the location. Wooden crates, antlers, and a set of antique folding chairs and old sewing table completed the simple, yet romantic and earthy feel.

The bride wore a flowy, handmade Monirose-Bespoke wedding gown and an edgy Stella & Dot necklace to blend the softness of the gown with the hard lines of the earth. Her extra long tulle veil was just perfect for those intimate shots of her and her groom!! Enjoy this elopement and remember that your dream wedding CAN most DEFINITELY be your dream wedding!!

Photography: Maison Meredith Photography | Floral Design: Alluring Blooms | Wedding Dress: Monirose-Bespoke Gowns | Cake: Lindsanity Desserts | Invitations: Samantha Kachel | Jewelry: Stella & Dot - Amy Marcom Stylist | Rentals: Á La Crate Vintage Rentals

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Preppy Wisconsin Garden Wedding

What do you get when you combine a dash of southern charm and a boatload of pretty Fresh Design blooms? I’ll tell you, pure preppy perfection. Case in point? This lovely garden inspired affair overflowing with pretty. From their watercolored crest to the postcard guest book, every detail is darling and Heather Cook Elliott Photography captured it to share, right here!

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Fall
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Country Club

From Heather Cook Elliott PhotographySarah & Hans’ engagement session found them wandering about a delightful city park in Chicago close to where they live. Among the trails and the flowers and the gardens they told Emily about how they met and how Hans asked Sarah to be his wife. Fast forward a few months and that garden feel was with them again on their wedding day a bit further north in Wisconsin close to Sarah’s family.

At the Milwaukee Country Club they skillfully designed a wedding day made incredibly intimate, sweetly playful and totally them by their delightful inclusion of critters, critters everywhere. They are kind of a signature of Sarah, who leaves them behind to say I love you to family and friends after visits long and short. A likely partial list of animals I spy throughout this submission are puppies, a mouse, otters, bees, and oodles of alligators – a sweet gesture in honor of the time she and Hans have spent at her grandfather’s (alligator friendly) South Carolina property outside of Charleston.

There is a bit of Southern charm to this thoroughly Mid-Western wedding and I can’t be complimentary enough about the dress Sarah chose, their willingness to mix and match here and there, and to incorporate so much of themselves in their details (Sarah watercolored their crest and drew their post card “guest book” as well as the maps included with guest welcome gifts), not to mention the gorgeous setting of the Club paired with its well-heeled china and silver place settings.

Their wedding wasn’t small or in a garden but that’s how it felt – like an intimate garden party among friends, and it was exactly what Sarah and Hans hoped it would be.

Photography: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Floral Design: Fresh Design | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Sweet Mandy B's | Invitations: Fabrick Design | Shoes: Kate Spade | Rings: Ellie Thompson Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Makeup: Blush | Hair: Erik Of Norway | Calligraphy: The Blooming Quill | Band: The Dan Hayes Orchestra | Groom's Attire: Nordstrom | Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Attire: Proper Cloth | Bridesmaid's Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Cigar Box: The Smilin Bride | Country Club: Milwaukee Country Club | Flower Girls' Dress: Nordstrom | Tent: Canopies

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