Amber & Gregg were married on the first Sunday in May, Sunday weddings being a tradition in Amber’s family. But that was one of the few traditional parts about the day. Yes, there was dinner and dancing, a pastor and a white dress, but there was also a bridesman, cowboy boots, the soaring atrium of the Milwaukee Art Museum and two father-daughter dances (one for Amber and her dad but also one for Gregg and his daughter Lauren). I love that while Amber and Gregg live in Montana now they celebrated getting married in Amber’s home state, pulling their past and present together in lovely and simple ways. She carried his wedding ring in the box that usually holds his class ring from the Merchant Marine Academy and when he called her that morning the screen contact info read “Handsome Pilot” instead of his name. They gifted handmade beer caddies filled with Wisconsin’s favorite brews to their bridal party and hosted a cocktail hour complete with delightfully tasty old school Wisconsin apps like deviled eggs. His children took vows during the ceremony too, one of his sons offering the ring to seal the union while all three children were simply blissful all day. But really, the best part of the day for me was that Gregg itched to put his arms around Amber all day, nearly giddy to be her husband, her man, her pilot for the rest of their lives. In the end it was a day all about doing things their way, meshing their families and their friends together in a whirlwind of laughter and love, a day to toast the past and to welcome the future heartily and wholly.
The Details ~
Bride’s Dress: Allure, purchased at The Bride’s Shoppe in Great Falls, MT
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie / BHLDN
Hair & Makeup: Scottfree Salon
Veil: The Bride’s Shoppe, Great Falls, MT
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Michael Kors
Rustic Beer Caddy: custom made by a friend!
Florals: Petals CK
DJ & Lighting: Sound By Design