A Milwaukee Courthouse Wedding Built for Two

After their Milwaukee Courthouse nuptials, this darling duo hopped on a vintage moped “getaway car,” dashing off to their at-home reception. They dreamed up a private dinner party to celebrate, incorporating their favorite his and hers Old Fashioned cocktails, a petite cake bedecked in ferns, and heirloom china from the bride’s grandmother. Heather Cook Elliott Photography captured this cozy and intimate, fall celebration – you can see it all right here in our Vault.

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From Heather Cook Elliott Photography

… My studio photographer and real bride, Sara, got married in a BHLDN gown with amazing florals at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. We dreamed up an ideal at home, luxe dinner cocktail party to celebrate! If you have the guts to not only do a courthouse wedding like Sara, but to also host your own intimate, at-home reception with just your best man and maid of honor, you can splurge on all things beautiful while finally getting to use your family heirlooms.

For old world boho and antiquarian-at-heart Sara, it means dining on her grandmother’s china, using vintage silver, and making his and hers, handcrafted old fashioneds (a Wisconsin favorite!) in crystal highball glasses. It means splurging on Luxardo cherries and asking your florist to create a “cake” from ferns and other botanical blooms. It means having your beloved cat present and decked out in a laurel wreath because that’s your baby. It means decorating your vintage moped and transforming your dining room into a dream reception locale.

Photography: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Floral Design: Belle Fiori, Ltd. | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Cracked Designs | Ring: A Trio Jewelry | Groom's Attire: NL Suits | Venue: Private Residence | Crystal: Galway | Flatware: Lenox Pine