I’m finally blogging some of my gorgeous weddings from last year, and Shawn and Zach’s beautiful downtown Milwaukee wedding had to be one of the first to grace the blog! I met the happy couple and their fun wedding party at the Pfister hotel where they were getting ready at. Such a beautiful old historic hotel, and the views from the rooms were breathtaking! From Shawn’s dress to her fun converse shoes, she was a stunning bride! She was what every bride hopes to be on her wedding day, cool, calm and collected!

The couple decided to do a first look in front of the elevators, and I had scoped out the perfect spot with gorgeous chandeliers all around and then…something that I will NEVER FORGET happened. The doors opened and both of them beamed with excitement and then whoosh – the elevator closed and in on the veil, snatched it off her head and took it down the shoot. I captured the pic right before it disappeared and then I stood with my hand over my mouth waiting to see their reactions, but we all just ended up laughing hysterically! I’ll forever look at elevators and brides in a different light for the rest of my career!
I went into problem solving mode, giving Shawn’s wedding coordinator a call, and thankfully Dare to Dream Wedding Coordinator Megan jumped to the rescue and found Shawn a veil that looked almost identical to her original one. This bump in the road barely even phased Shawn. This couple will forever be one of my favorites because all of the little stuff didn’t matter, they were there to celebrate each other and this awesome life that they were starting together!

The ceremony and reception were held at the stunning Turner Hall Ballroom. Turner Hall has this historic Milwaukee charm with high ceilings and a little bit of an industrial vibe. As a wedding photographer, I really loved the natural indoor lighting coming in from the large windows, it made the space a dream to photograph! The colored uplighting made the space more personalized and added a really unique touch.¬†Amazing hors d’oeuvres and dinner catered by Saz’s and even a visit from the famous Milwaukee racing sausages really fit the couple’s personality and made for a fun celebration!

Shawn and Zach are expecting a baby girl this summer, and I’m thrilled to see their family growing! I can’t wait to see what adventures life has in store for them!

Stunning Shawn!
So happy to see each other!!!

OMG!!! NOoooooooo!
Right after…..they were like, we can’t believe the elevator ate her veil!
Love this one!
Having a wedding coordinator in your corner will pay off! Look at these smiles with almost the identical veil!
This place is so stunning!
I mean, how insanely dreamy is this light?!?
Time to celebrate!!
Turner hall, in all it’s twilight and uplighting glory!

Other amazing vendors who made it all possible

Venue- Turner Hall Ballroom

Bridal Gown- Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses- Bella Bridesmaids

Men’s Suits- Men’s Wearhouse

D.J.- Sound By Design

Flowers- Jane Kelly Floral

Cake- The Cake Lady

Hair & Makeup- Sevva

Transportation- Andrus Limo

Event Planning- Dare to Dream Weddings

Food- Saz’s