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Snowy Old World Wedding Inspiration

I have to admit – I have been seriously craving summer.  But this gorgeous shoot from the lovely state of Wisconsin?  It has me remembering just why winter is so very, very awesome.  A sweet combination of snowy weather, crazy gorgeous colors and a team of talented vendors (think Kate WeinsteinSugar River Stationers and Laura Timmer), it’s the prettiest way ever to spend your Thursday.  See it all here.

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From Kate Weinstein Photo… I am excited to share our Snowy Old World Wedding inspiration shoot with you!

Here in Wisconsin, one thing is almost always certain: if it’s winter, we will have snow on the ground. Towards the end of winter, Wisconsinites tend to tire of snow, but all that white really can be a beautiful complement to a bride’s dress and a winter wedding. I wanted the colors of this shoot to play off the white snow and the blue of Milwaukee’s frozen Lake Michigan, and this muted dusty blue, white, and mauve color palette would be perfect for a snowy and romantic winter wedding.

When I think Old World, I think timeless, European-style elegance, and that feeling was the inspiration for this shoot. BHLDN provided their elegant Cypress gown, luxuriously paired with their Effie fur topper. Lizzibeth contributed the jewels to accent the dress worn by our model Katelyn Kosinski, with hair and makeup by Laura Timmer. The Home Market in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward provided the table, table settings, and many of the props seen in the shoot. Sugar River Stationers created the invitation suite, and the flowers were a mix of hellebores (one of the few flowers that bloom in snow!), ranunculus, spray roses, garden roses, tulips, and privet berry.

Thank you so much for considering this submission, and please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information! Stay warm! xo

Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo | Dress: BHLDN | Flowers: Kate Weinstein | Stationery: Sugar River Stationers | Jewelry: Lizzibeth | Hair And Makeup: Laura Timmer | Model: Katelyn Kosinski | Table, Table Settings, Couch, Interior: The Home Market

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Classic Military Wedding at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel

So girls. I think you’re going to kind of love this wedding. Because the “there is just something sexy about a man in uniform” theory definitely applies. Add to that a girl fit to be a princess, a stunning ballroom backdrop and oh, maybe some of the prettiest pics – shot by The McCartneys – I’ve ever seen and bam. Love gone wild.

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From the bride, Jess…When we were planning our wedding, we tried to always keep in the forefront of our minds that we wanted the day to be true to us as a couple. We wanted our wedding to be beautiful, formal but not stuffy, fun, and joyful. It was also important to us to throw a great party for our guests!

We also wanted to showcase the military aspect of the wedding — having our sword detail participate as much as possible was very important!

Without really explicitly talking about it, I think Dom and I had the same vision for our wedding. We wanted the day to be traditional and classic, but wanted to throw in some personality. It ended up being exactly what we wanted…I felt like an absolute princess, straight out of a fairy tale. I think in the end all that really mattered was that we were finally marrying each other, and finally had the opportunity to start living our lives together. The fact that everything and everyone came together in such a beautiful way made the day that much more special and magical.

We did a little bit of DIY, and had a lot of fun with it! I ordered the Save the Dates on Etsy, but had a couple friends over one night and we hand-sewed a thread from Milwaukee to wherever the guest was living to personalize them a bit. I designed the invitations (and had them printed by an incredible family owned letterpress in northern WI) as well as the menu cards. My parents and uncle made the card box for us, and my parents also made our table numbers. We made a customized calendar for our guest book (now we have everyone’s birthdays!). We also framed a bunch of old family photos to put on display – a touch that was very important to us as we wanted to honor the people in our lives that help to bring us to that day!

The parts that stick out in my mind the most, were walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Dom for the first time, the entire ceremony (we had so much more fun that we thought we would and were so, incredibly impressed with our priest), the hours of time that we had alone together between the ceremony and reception to just reflect on the day and the night ahead, standing on our little balcony watching guests enter the room (and feeling like a princess, once again!), and our first dance. I guess that is the whole day, but those are the moments that play in my mind as the ‘highlight reel’!

If I were to share advice with future brides, I would say.

1. Have fun with it, and don’t take it too seriously! Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice, but stay true to your choices and opinions and don’t second guess yourself once you make a decision. There are so many options out there, you could drive yourself insane!

2. Make sure that you keep in perspective what the wedding is all about – the love that you have for the person you are going to marry – the wedding is just the gateway to your new life together, which ultimately is WAY more important!

3. Do things together — even though Dom was deployed for 6 months of our engagement, we still make decisions together, which was really important.

4. If you’re going on a honeymoon right after the wedding — don’t leave the honeymoon planning to the last minute (it gets a little stressful!!)

We had the most incredible day of our lives, in every way. We still can’t stop talking about it!!

Photography: The McCartneys Photography | Videographer: Turning Point Productions | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Wedding Dress: The Plumed Serpent | Floral Design: Impressions By Esther Flemming | Cake: Rick's Bakery | Invitations: Superior Letterpress Company | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Of St. John The Evangelist | Reception Venue: The Pfister Hotel | Bride's Shoes: Ferragamo Pumps | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Event Planning: Evenement Planning | Makeup Artist: Jean Carney | Hair Stylist: Maria At The Pfister Well Spa+Salon | Calligraphy: InkyDinkyDo | Band: David Rothstein | Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse - Vera Wang | Bride's Bracelet: Nicole Miller | Bride's Earrings: Henri Bendel | Linens: BBJ Linen | Up-Lighting: ACA Entertainment | Wedding Rings: Rhapsody In Gold In Nashville, TN

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Elegant Dusk Wedding Ideas

When you’re planning your wedding, and you really want it to ooze the romance, dusk is it. Is there anything more romantic that that fleeting moment between daylight and night sky? (No.) You simply must layer on the love with candles and candles and candles and bring along m three studio to capture it all. Then it will be perfect.


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From the photographer… This beautiful styled shoot is from an Italian Villa that rests on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, WI (Villa Terrace). Our concept was for the wedding to be at dusk – such a beautiful and magical time of day, and also so fleeting. We conceived of a small intimate wedding where guests entered the villa and made a wish in the courtyard on behalf of the couple. They then walked into the main house, passing thru eucalyptus vines with their placecards scattered among them. It was then down into the garden for a ceremony lovingly ensconced in one of the arched arbors with hanging candles and bent wood chairs. The celebration was topped off with a intimate dinner at a long feasting table on the terrace.

Florist: Frontier Flowers Of Fontana | Stationery: Monograham Paper | Catering: Zilli Hospitality Group | Hair: Nhung Nguyen | Dress, Earrings, Hair Pins, Chair Banners: BHLDN | Invitations : "Spence" By Smock | Linens: Table Toppers | Makeup: Natural Radiance | Photograher: M Three Studio Photography | Rentals (Chairs, Tables, Cafe Lights): Lakes Area Rental | Stylist: A Styled Event | Suit: Harley's For Men | Venue: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

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