Everywhere we turned we found beautiful, meaningful, and timeless. Sarah & Jeff planned a wedding day that was perfectly thought out for not just them, but also for all of their guests who were flying in from around the country. Of course, there’s not much you can do when smoke fills the sky in Chicago and guests must scramble, reroute their flights, and find any form of transportation possible to be there for Sarah & Jeff’s wedding. Most made it in time to see the I do’s and, for the few who weren’t able to make it, we hope these photographs are able to tell enough of the wonderful story that was their wedding day.
Classic elegance is the phrase that comes to mind when we think of Sarah & Jeff and their University Club of Milwaukee wedding. Personal details like Sarah’s grandmother’s broach attached to her bouquet, Jeff & his groomsmen playing Texas hold ‘em before the ceremony like they’ve probably done dozens of times, and Sarah’s father, Ken, with the brightest smile and glossy eyes walking his daughter down the aisle to marry Jeff, are just a small part of what made their day so wonderful.
The University Club of Milwaukee was filled with gorgeous flowers & historic charm everywhere you turned, as well as golden chandeliers and matching chiavari chairs that warmed the room where Sarah & Jeff said I do. But, the way they loved each other all day long and the smiles on the faces of Sarah & Jeff’s guests was enough to make their hearts full on the most memorable day of their lives! Not to mention their caring families, bridal party that was full of laughs, that magical sliver of a sunset we found at the end of their portrait time, or the band who had everyone on their feet immediately following the first dances.
Sarah & Jeff, thank you SO much for trusting us to document your memories on a perfectly beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin day! :)
Love, Kelsy & Butch
All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Nikon F100, Hasselblad 500cm, Holga 120 and D800 on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.
Flowers: Jaimer’s Floral | Wedding Coordinator: Arlene Remsik | Hair Stylist & Makeup: Erik of Norway | Cake Artist: Simmas Bakery | Band: TVK Orchestra | Invitations: Broadway Paper | Bride’s Dress: by Simone Carvalli, from Zita Bridal Salon | Bride’s Necklace: Tiffany’s | Bride’s earrings: Zita Bridal Salon | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Zita Bridal Salon by Bill Levkoff | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew | Favor: Chocolates from Burke Candy | Linen/Chair Rentals: Canopies