Jenny & Ali were married on a perfectly gorgeous fall weekend in Wisconsin surrounded by friends and family and an air of contentment and joy. The iconic Milwaukee Art Museum was the backdrop and the stage for all things wedding day, but really their relationship was the center of attention. They met through work and neither one is really from Milwaukee, but because of each other they’ve made it their own, always exploring, and sharing and creating this new life together. And on their wedding weekend it was made abundantly clear that these two were made for each other. The night before the wedding they hosted a Mehndi, a sort of rehearsal dinner meets henna party and made sure that on their wedding day there were no strangers among their bridal party and family. And that’s how the whole day felt – like a celebration of family and love and finding one’s way on the world. Their personable and, at times, hilarious, officiant talked a lot about what a marriage ceremony is all about – explaining the concept of “tying the knot” and why we wear wedding rings on a particular finger. The guests assembled in Windover Hall played along and helped bless Jenny & Ali’s union, shedding their individual reserve to join in the fun that was to come – each and every person there to say I Do to love right along with Jenny & Ali.
Much of Ali’s family lives overseas and his brother talked about how, many years ago, Ali left Pakistan on that country’s Independence Day. With a few tears in his eyes he said that always felt significant to him as Ali’s journey to the US and to Milwaukee and, ultimately, to Jenny was hard in the way that it is always hard to be apart from a loved one. But, he continued, it was supremely obvious to everyone that this version of Ali could find his home in any country, any state, any place on earth as long as Jenny was there. I’m pretty sure the same goes for her – Jenny & Ali, now and for always.
The Details ~
Flowers: La Tulipe
String Quartet: Last Minute Strings
Cupcakes: Classy Girl Cupcakes
Hair & Makeup: Carter’s Salon, Grafton
Henna for Mehndi: Shefali Vallecha
Bride’s Dress: Stone Manor Bridal
Officiant: Derek Mosely
Socks: Happy Sox
Engraved Leaves: Etched in Time
Table numbers: Clareensquirkycorner
Name card holders: Vermont Branch Company
Custom Drawing of art museum: Antonia Gomez
DJ & Lighting: Sound By Design