- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Finally getting around to writing a recap. We had an amazing wedding weekend of fun with our family and friends, and I’m really excited to share some of our pictures with all of you.
Our reception was at the BEAUTIFUL Milwaukee County Historical Society (it used to be a bank). The location inspired us to infuse a lot of the spirit of the city we love into our wedding day.
I’m not going to bore you with a bunch of talk up front. Instead I’ll just explain certain pics as I go along.
All pictures by the amazing Amanda Schlicher of Tangerine Studios.
First: getting ready. And our not really first look. (DH did NOT want to see me in my dress before the wedding, but did want to exchange gifts in person- he wanted to see my reaction. Haha)
this is certainly not for everyone, but it worked for us. and seeing him an hour before the ceremony really calmed my nerves!
my MIL spent the time pre-ceremony going back and forth between the boys and the girls. I was so glad she was with us or this part.
The Ceremony in the interest of space, i’ll just show a little of the procession. but we had 5 brides maids, 5 groomsmen, a groomswoman, a bridesman, and two little ones.
some of the biggest complements we got on the day were about our ceremony and especially our priest. he was awesome.
we then went out to the church atrium to greet our guests- a sort of casual receiving line alternative. we were going to be outside, but it was raining. (stopped just in time for pictures!) and also got this awesome pic!
and our dog showed up for pictures! (not gunna lie, these are some of my favorites of the whole day)
for anyone wondering, cattle dog/corgi. so the humane society told us.
Then the bridal party went to take some pictures (and relax a little)
“The Beer that made Milwaukee Famous”
a great pic of the handmade cuffs I got my girls as part of thier gift
we had a live jazz band for cocktails and an hour after dinner (then the DJ took over)
our “cake” made of cheese (a crowd favorite). and no- the joke about “cutting it” was not lost on us. we’re very mature.
some night time pictures, then dancing
side note: DH insisted that all the guys have real bowties, so that they could untie them near the end of the night
a Milwaukee German wedding not complete without a little fligerlied. (anyone else know this song? anyone?)
Ant the picture that I think defines the night pretty perfectly. 🙂
I have some more detail pictures too, but this is already WAY too long. I may take some time to post them a little later.