At the end of the evening, as I was walking out of J+B’s wedding, I had a greater acknowledgement for life and those we get to experience it with. Jeska and Brent’s wedding day was marvelous.
The historic Turner Hall ballroom venue, the chilly April Milwaukee wind, and their incredible family & friends who gathered from near and far, all made their day wonderful. Their entire day was tightly packed with anticipation, beauty, crazy dance moves, and endless laughter.
I had a blast on the trolley; cruising around Walker’s Point and the Third Ward for portraits and celebrating with them at the Turner Hall Ballroom.
I am so blessed to have met Jeska + Brent. I am so blessed to have been invited into their lives to capture their story. I am so blessed to have made two very special friends.
Thank you SO much for choosing me as your photographer. You both were truly amazing to work with and your love has been so sweet to observe, since the day I met you. XO
Jeska made me tear up when she spoke her vows to Brent.
“. . . I promise to kiss you at every stop light. I promise to be your biggest fan and number one cheerleader. I promise to let you watch every packer game possible as long as I don’t have to wear Packer gear. I promise to always hold your hand. I promise to be your best friend. I promise to never cheer for the Bears. I promise to let you have the last bite of my food. I promise to let you lay on me when we sleep no matter how uncomfortable I am. . . . I’m so happy you found me 3 and a half years ago; I loved you then but probably never deserved you. ” – Jeska
All the Vendors Involved NAILED it:
Wedding Theme: Modern Vintage // Colors: Navy Blue/Taupe/Ivory/Gold // Wedding Dress Designer + Store Bought: It is a Marisa Gown bought from Vera’s Housr of Bridals in Madison, WI // Cake + Pie: Ball n Biscuit Catering // Catering: Ball n Biscuit Catering // Mix-Matched Dishes: Table of Contents – Vintage Rentals // Bride shoes: SoleSociety // Bride veil/head piece: the veil is from Vera’s House of Bridals // Bride jewelry: Charming Charlies // Bridesmaid jewelry: Their own // BM dresses: Watters – Posey // BM Shoes: Their own // Groom Suit: Express // Groom Shoes: Steve Madden // Groom Accessories: Watch is the gift from me on the morning of the wedding // GM Suits: Jos A Banks // Hair Stylist: Tiffany Wara from She. Hair Boutique in Appleton, WI // Makeup Artist: Tiffany Wara from She. Hair Boutique // Music (DJ/LiveBand): Singers- Erin Krebs and Jeff Johnston // DJ – Personal Touch DJ Services // Flowers: Michelle Northey – Flower Girl Studio in Appleton, WI // Photographer: Studio 29 // www.foto-29.com // Ceremony Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI // Reception Hall: Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI // Paper-goods: Invites: Simply Smitten Designs, Ceremony Programs: Camispaperie
The bride made all of the centerpieces, the bride’s grandmother’s wedding dress will be on display (the dress is over 50 years old), the dresser that holds the cake and pie stands was an old dresser from the groom’s grandmother and the groom’s mother painted it and designed it. The 4 pie stands and the 1 cake stand were hand made by the bride’s grandfather, the light up letters on the stage were made by the bride’s stepfather, the books on the table were collected by the groom’s sister, the lace on the jars came from the groom’s grandmother. The cake topper is the bride’s Grandma and Grandpa’s wedding cake topper from 50 years ago.