Throughout their months of wedding planning, I knew both L+M had very simple + truly sweet expectations for their day: They just wanted to be married and for their friends + family to have a wonderful time. The result of their wedding wishes was an sensational event with romance written all over it!
From the first day I spoke to Marissa on the phone (11-19-2013), I knew their wedding was going to be nothing but wonderful! From the initial conversations, Marissa told me her one request was a photo of Lucas’ reaction to her coming down the isle. She was always so genuine when we would talk about her wedding plans, but I could tell, just being married to Lucas was her idea of the perfect wedding day. Everything else, was just a bonus. I loved how she spoke (and speaks) about Lucas and I know she truly appreciates him.
I was so thrilled when their big day arrived. Marissa + Lucas locked in their vows at The Church of Gesu. Their ceremony was elegant and full of tears. The décor was a portrayal of subtle elegance; blush florals, black hues, and metallic accents.
Their reception took place at the Grain Exchange. It too, was decorated with floral arrangements embellishing the beauty of the already-existing ornate space.
Caleb + I need to publicly thank Marissa + Lucas for making all of our photography dreams come true with their wonderful wedding. I have never felt more appreciated for our work. I am so thankful to have met and become friends with two, truly incredibly-kind, souls.
Thank you for including us in your wedding celebration. Enjoy Part One of your Preview! XOXO
Before the reception, we visited the Iron Horse Hotel, Estabrook Park. Their reception took place at one of my favorite venues, the Grain Exchange!
Trust, me you won’t want to miss it!! See Part Two HERE.
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All of the Vendors Involved Are Greatly Appreciated!!
Color Scheme: black/metallics/blush tones
Wedding Dress Designer + Dress style: Ellis Bridal
Ceremony: Church of the Gesu
Reception Hall: Grain Exchange
Flowers: Nehring’s Sendiks on Downer (designer: Taylor Easton)
Cake/Desserts: Cake Lady for cake (chocolate with chocolate ganache and lavender with lemon curd) and Kopps for frozen custard
Catering: provided by the Grain Exchange (Bartolotta’s)
Bar-tending: Grain Exchange
Bride shoes: Kate Spade
Bride viel/head piece: courtesy of Anastasia’s custom tailoring
Bride jewelry: earrings from bhldn
Bridesmaid jewelry: Loren Hope
BM dresses: black cocktail dress of their choosing
BM Shoes: metallic shoes of their choosing
Groom Suit: Suit Supply
Groom Shoes: Bostonian
Groom Accessories: (watch, special belt, cuff links, special socks?) August Steiner watch
GM Suits: black suits of their choosing with white shirt; J.Crew black wool ties + silver tie clip provided
Hair Stylist: Stacie Yarosz
Makeup: Stacie Yarosz
Music (DJ/LiveBand): DJ – Sound by Design, with special guest appearance by the UW Madison marching band
Videographer: Karl Stelter
Photographer: Studio 29
Decorations: Grain Exchange
Any other DIY details: Guest Book: engagement photo shoot by Studio 29 Photography
Any special credit or a special thank you to family members/friends? Thank you so much to our family and friends (especially our wedding party) for their love and support throughout the years and for making our wedding day so memorable and amazing!
Your Favorite Part of the Big Day? Getting to marry the love of my life!
Advice for other brides planning their day? Having a beautiful marriage is more important than having a beautiful wedding.
Favorite part of planning: Working with Ren!!!
What you love most about your partner: His kindness and his curiosity