After being apart for several years, the week prior to their wedding they both graduated medical school.
Now married, this is the first time (since they first met) that they will actually be living together.
I think that says a lot about Katie + Chen as people + a couple.
Caleb and I had the privilege of photographing their wedding day;
they exchanged their vows at Saint Peter + Saint Paul and then danced the night away at Pier Wisconsin.
There are probably over a thousand reasons to want a spring wedding at Pier Wisconsin – – K+C’s wedding really took advantage of it!
After enjoying cocktail hour in the aquarium, their guests took an elevator up to the top floor and were bombarded by the incredibly beautiful lake and sunny cityscape views. It was such a great venue choice because majority of their wedding quests traveled for their wedding celebration. I am so thrilled the weather treated us well!
Thank you for letting us document your amazing wedding day! Enjoy the PREVIEW!!
XOXO Caleb + Ren
Details + Vendors:
Colors: Ivory, Navy, Mint, Coral
Wedding Dress Designer + Store Bought: Madeline Gardner at Bliss Bridal // http://www.blissbridalonline.com
Cake/Desserts: Simma’s Wedding cake and Kopps Frozen Custard // http://www.simmasbakery.com // https://www.kopps.com
Catering: Bartolotta’s // http://bartolottacatering.com/
Bride shoes: Vince Camuto // http://www.vincecamuto.com
Bride veil/head piece: Bliss Bridal // http://www.blissbridalonline.com
Bride jewelry: Family-owned
Bridesmaid jewelry: Gifts from the bride and bridesmaid-owned
BM dresses: Bari Jay from Miss Ruby Boutique // http://www.missrubyboutique.com
BM Shoes: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
Groom Suit: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
Groom Shoes: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
GM Suits: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Eye Do Makeup & Hair LLC // http://www.eyedoairbrush.com
Music (DJ): Milwaukee Airwaves // http://milwaukeeairwaves.com
Flowers: Petals Floral Design // http://www.petalsck.com
Photographer: Studio 29 // www.foto-29.com
Ceremony Location: SS. Peter and Paul Parish // http://ssppmilw.org
Reception Hall: Pier Wisconsin // http://bartolottacatering.com/discovery/
Decorations & unique elements:
Our save-the-dates and invitations/menus were designed by two of our close friends who are artists. The gift-card box was made by Katie’s Dad from barn-wood from her Uncle’s barn (who passed away a few years ago). Katie also ordered two personalized glass bottle diet cokes for the bride and groom – the first drink Chen ever bought Katie was a diet coke, and he saved two glass bottles from one of their first dates and included them in his proposal over 5 years later.
Any special credit or a special thank you to family members/friends?
Our parents have been incredibly loving and supportive throughout this whole process. They encouraged us to celebrate our special day in a way that would be meaningful to both of us.
Favorite part of wedding planning?
My parents, future in-laws, and I (Katie) enjoyed getting to taste all the food for the wedding. Chen’s least favorite part was missing the food-tasting day.
What you are most looking forward to?
After five years of long-distance, we are most excited to be together.
Advice for other brides planning their day?
Marry someone who will help with wedding planning.