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In general, my plan at a ceremony is to be as ninja-like as possible.  I don’t want your guests wondering what I’m up to, or watching me flit all over the place.  I try to move at inconspicuous moments, plan out my path, and not detract from the main show; you. But once in a while […]

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What will strike you first about Michael & Brittany’s wedding day, is certainly the contrast of two cultures.  There’s the pastel preppiness of the Maple Bluff community, the pure Wisconsin-ness of Bishops Bay with its Northwoods style tall pines, a scenic water shoreline, and the excellent view of the capital building.  Then, there’s the colorful […]

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Just one quick take from Katie & Jared’s beautiful tropical-themed wedding at Chenequa Country Club.

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You’ll often hear me say “it’s his day to!” in a meeting.  So much swirls around the Bride – her look, her secretness, what she wants in colors or flowers, or whatever.  But a marriage is two people, and so is a wedding day.  So, I never like to leave a Groom ignored. I usually […]

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When Patricia and Travis decided on a Spring wedding in Milwaukee at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, they got much more than they bargained for.  April 2017 was the month that Milwaukee decided to throw down against Spring’s slow awakening with an ice storm to end all.  Stepping onto the terrace overlooking the lake […]

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Just have to share this one shot from Mel & JP’s engagement session.  These two are sassy, fun and energetic.  Their engagement session was all of that as well, fueled by a bit of whiskey maybe.  ;0)

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One of the best and most challenging features of a wedding at the Villa Terrace in Milwaukee is that it is an ever-changing art museum as well.  So on any given Saturday, we will have sculptures, paintings, installations, videos, or display cases that are either “in our way” or “available to play with”.  I’m firmly […]

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When I asked Carrie & Ron why they had chosen their wedding date and location, the answer was simple.  It was available, and it fit the window they had in their schedule.  They were realistic about their plans in a beautiful way.  Getting married wasn’t as much of a priority as living life together was.  […]

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It’s no secret that we love a good Spring wedding around here.  After all, I was a Spring Bride myself, so I might be a bit partial. Spring in the Midwest is a fickle thing – raining, muddy, summer-like, and even sometimes – a little snow.  It can surely be a gamble, but it usually […]

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Some wedding days are as near perfect as they get.  They always take me by surprise – and still never cease to amaze me.  Kristen & Kyle had one of those perfect wedding days at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.  Let’s start with the gorgeous weather and light.  Because really, that brought all the magic.  I’ve rarely […]

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