Megan & Chris | Milwaukee Fall Wedding & Engagement Photography

Chris & Megan have country hearts and city lives, at least for now. They’ll celebrate their wedding this October surrounded by the majestic pines and colorful hardwoods at Schlitz Audobon where all things rustic and romantic abound. They have plans to move west to lake country (fingers crossed) sometime soon after the wedding so it seems to me that they are kindof savoring their time in the city right now, especially the parts that feel homey to them like the Oak Leaf Trail.  So that’s where we went for their session, meeting at Colectivo by the lake and then hiking up the hill a bit, but first they introduced me to one of their lazy afternoon past times – Crossword scratch offs. While honey bees did their jobs in the wildflowers and leaves hinted at the coming fall, we had a lovely afternoon, coffees in hand, and nothing but good days in sight.

Aimee & Mitch | St John’s Northwestern Noble Victory Wedding | Wisconsin Country Club Photographer

Aimee & Mitch’s August wedding day was lake country perfection, the kind of day that newly engaged couples dream of hosting and it all centered around the fact that, very simply, Mitch & Aimee are incredibly happy together. The day started apart at the Delafield Hotel where Mitch relaxed as only guys relax, goofing off with best friends excited to use their new glass boots, yet somehow he was extremely calm and cool amidst all the guys only fun.  (If you are reading this and aren’t from Wisconsin a glass boot is a type of drinkware – and yes, it’s a big glass boot you fill with beer. Ahem, moving on.)  Across the hotel Aimee and her girls were engaged in the equally giddy and happy wedding day ritual of helping Aimee into her lovely lace gown and supremely sparkly gold Kate Spades. Dressed in blush and smiles they led Aimee to the chapel where she met Mitch at the stone stepped altar of St John’s and after the heartfelt ceremony tying them to one another they made their way to the lush green and watery blue Chenequa Country Club. Their only hope for the day was that everyone would have a good time and they might make some happy new memories making it all “official,” but what they experienced was so much more than that. The details of the day were elegant and romantic, the bridal party strong in love and friendship, the families all ecstatic for the couple and then there was Aimee & Mitch – ever playful, ever confident in one another, and now, ever happy to have forever together- all of which added up to so much more than they could ever have imagined.

The Details ~

Hair: Megan DeZur, Mane Stage Salon
Makeup: Kristal Sherman
Brides Dress: Mori Lee, Amelishan
Bride Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid Totes: Ballard Designs
Tuxes: Vera Wang, Mens Wearhouse
Chalkboard Decor Signs: Vintique Rentals
Trolley: Jones Transportation
Hotel: The Delafield Hotel