I love a good winter wedding, and although we are starting to move into the season of Spring, I couldn’t pass up Ann Marie and Rob’s holiday nuptials. They decided to get married exactly one year after their engagement. Ann Marie said that she LOVES the holiday season, and they were lucky enough to have a fresh blanket of snow on the ground for some amazing photos, by Anna Page Photography. Plus there’s lots of fun little touches that help create the feel for their day. Rustic, and elegant, but modern all at the same time.
Who, What, Where~~ Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ceremony: St.Augustine’s Catholic Church. Reception: Cuvee. Photography: Anna Page Photography. Flowers: Bloom. Catering: Chef Jacks. Cake: Simma’s. Transport: DMI Limousine.
Originally Ann Marie and Rob were going to get married in downtown Milwaukee, at a church near where they live; however they decided they wanted a more intimate ceremony. They chose Saint Augustine’s in Newburg, WI, a small church on the National Registry of Historical Places. Ann Marie used to attend midnight mass there with her late grandparents. She says it made the ceremony special, and was worth the extra drive.
After the ceremony the wedding party drove to the covered bridge in Cedarburg, WI. Also a historic place (one of the last in Wisconsin), the rustic vibe perfectly fit with the theme of their day. The bridesmaids wore beautiful grey dresses from LulaKate.
Anne Marie didn’t want to blow her whole budget on her bridal attire, so she got her dress second hand on preownedweddingdresses.com. She fell in love with the gown, a Carmen Marc Valvo, and made a few slight alterations to freshen it up. She wore pearl earrings from her mother, and shoes by Steve Madden.
The next stop for pictures was the Pabst Theatre, where Rob proposed a year earlier during the intermission of “A Christmas Carol”.
Finally on to the reception at Cuvee in the Third Ward of downtown Milwaukee. Ann Marie said that the simplicity of the venue, the wood beams, and brick, perfectly fit their vision of a cozy, intimate reception. They collected mason jars for months to act as votive holders/table numbers, and their floral designer, Laurel Flannery of Bloom, created rustic centerpieces using moss and birch wrapped vases.
Ann Marie also collected pine cones to act as escort cards, and utilized Etsy to buy fun hand made items for their day including their cake topper, the Wedding Tree poster for guests to sign, as well as her fascinator, and a little blue “I do” for her shoes. Her and Rob also printed all their own paper products including menus, thank you cards, and ceremony programs.
All in all Ann Marie said their wedding day turned out to be special, amazing, and joyful. It was above and beyond anything her and Rob had envisioned.
A huge thank you to Ann Marie and Rob for sharing all the details of their lovely day, and also to Anna Page Photography for submitting their images.