Milwaukee Wedding from Anda Marie Photography
August 15, 2012
DIY InspiredVintage
Pattern and succulents have found the happiest of homes in this Milwaukee shindig. It's a beautiful explosion of them, in fact, and all caught on camera by the ever talented Anda Marie Photography. And with that pattern and succulent combo comes loads of DIY details and a warehouse transformed into an awesome wedding venue. Finding beauty in the unexpected is the name of this game and we completely dig it. See so much more right here.
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From the Bride... We planned this wedding from 3,000 miles away in Maui, and we didn't see most of the details until a week before the wedding (including all the bridesmaid dresses together — yikes!). We had to trust the vendors, friends and family we had helping us. What helped the most was to hold tight to our vision. We made lots of Pinterest pinboards to help keep all our ideas together and share them with our vendors. In the end, it truly all came together perfectly! Invest in the things that you care most about. For us it was the photography, food and stress level. Our photographer, Anda, was the first vendor we booked, and she was worth every penny. About six months before the wedding we hired a day-of coordinator, Marybeth, who was recommended through our caterer. She was a blessing. She made sure all the details were set up, the vendors were in place and that our family and the two of us didn't have to stress about anything that day. We couldn't have done it without her! Our favorite moment of the day was the ceremony. We had talked about making sure we were soaking every moment in so during the ceremony, we made sure to hold hands, whisper to each other and really take in what the other was saying (we wrote our own vows). Remember to stay true to who you are as a couple. We thought no one would notice all the details but us, but we got so many compliments from people saying how personal the wedding was and how they really could see the love in everything. That meant the most to us.

Wedding Photography: Anda Marie Photography / Wedding Venue: Hotwater/Where House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Floral Design: Pam Borgart of Milaeger's / Wedding Coordination: Marybeth Kressin of Ball n Biscuit Catering / Officiant: Rabbi Michael Sommer of Highland Park, Illinois / Catering + Mismatched China: Ball n' Biscuit Catering / Wedding Cake: DIY by an Aunt / Wedding Invitations: Two Cardinal Day / Invitation Illustrations: Linor Vaknin, A Bridesmaid / Invitation Printing: Clark Graphics / DJ: Double Platinum DJ / Macadamia Nut Favors: DIY by the Groom / Favor Bags: ThatFinalTouch /  Favor Bag Decoration: Linor Vaknin, A Bridesmaid / Chalkboard Door, Seating Chart Door, Window Menu, Favors, Postcard Guest Book, Photobooth Props, Clothes Pins, Glitter Table Numbers + Wedding Invitation Assembly: DIY / Linens: Pacific Event Group in Maui, Hawaii / Chair + Table Rental: All Star Rentals / Italian Book Cloth Ketubah: UrbanCollective / Chuppah: DIY by the Bride's Mother / Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth / Wedding Dress: Martina Liana via Stone Manor Bridal / Bride's Hair Piece: Lonkoosh / Bride's Earrings: Hale Zen in Maui, Hawaii / Bride's Necklace: 443Jewelry / Bride's Blue Ring, Forget-Me-Not Pin + Engagement Ring: The Bride's Grandmother's / Bride's Shoes: RSVP "Gigi" / Wedding Dress Hanger: whiskeynweddingbells / Hair + Makeup: Beauty / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Their Choice / Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse / Wedding Rings: Custom via Sanders Jewelers