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Colorful Garden Wedding at The Gardens Wedding Center | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

The Gardens Wedding Center is an absolute gem of a wedding venue, located in the heart of Washington County, Wisconsin. This historic property, originally established in 1844, boasts a multi-building complex that offers an array of backdrops to serve you on your wedding day. As a wedding photographer in the greater Milwaukee area, The Gardens Wedding Center is one of my absolute favorite venues. Beautifully manicured gardens bursting with vibrant perennials, flowering bushes and lush trees create a fairytale, secret garden-esque vibe for a perfect wedding day. Add to that the cream city brick on the schoolhouse and gothic architecture of the chapel and you have a whimsical marriage between natural beauty and man-made construction design.


Alissa and Jesse chose the Gardens Wedding Center to host their intimate wedding celebration. They were seeking a space that would showcase their carefully selected bright, vibrant aesthetic as well as the joy & happiness of their union. Their day was filled with many unique components, which as a photographer makes me swoon.


-I absolutely LOVED the wedding florals designed by the ever-inspiring Rachel of Reflections of You - Custom Floral Design.

-Alissa's dress was a refreshing choice and featured a beautiful backless design.

-Alissa & Jesse wrote and read personal vows to each other during their sunshine filled ceremony and there was not a dry eye in the garden.

-Their wedding ceremony was sealed with a kiss and as the wedding recessional was kicked off by talented bagpiper Rob McWilliam

-The happy couple's wedding cake was topped with a dragon, a nod to the groom's interest in the well-known tabletop role playing game Dungeons & Dragons.

-Alissa and Jesse's first dance featured an incredible air guitar sequence that kept their wedding guests entertained!


From start to finish, it was a joy to be a part of Alissa and Jesse's wedding celebration!


Kind words from the happy couple:


"Pretty much from my first visit to Andrea’s website I could tell she had a good vibe and I’m so glad I chose her as our wedding photographer. Throughout the whole process leading up to our wedding (at the Gardens Wedding Center in Allenton, WI) she put true effort into getting to know us, our story, and our style. We wanted our wedding to be a bright, vibrant day that was really unique to who we are and Andrea captured the essence of that beautifully. Her photos captured so much genuine emotion and her editing perfectly enhanced the bright colors we had. She is such a bright, friendly person that made us all feel comfortable getting photographed and kept the laughs rolling. We have since moved out of state but would absolutely travel back to Wisconsin to use Andrea as a photographer again, that’s how much we love her and her work. You should definitely book her." - Alissa & Jesse


The Vendor Team


DJ & Photo Booth: All Star Music

Bagpiper - Rob McWilliam

Videographer: Blake Media


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Wedding ring detail photography




Wedding dress hanging on altar at the Gardens Wedding Center














Father and son getting ready on wedding day at the Gardens Wedding Center

Bridesmaids laughing together in the schoolhouse at the Gardens Wedding Center in Wisconsin

Mother helping bride get into her wedding dress at the Gardens Wedding Center



Wedding day ready bridal portrait in the schoolhouse at the Gardens Wedding Center in Allenton Wi

Something blue on a wedding day at the Gardens Wedding Center


A bridal first look with bridesmaids at the Gardens Wedding Center


Bride hugging bridesmaids on wedding day at Wisconsin venue Gardens Wedding Center


Bride and bridesmaids laughing together in the schoolhouse at Wisconsin wedding venue Gardens Wedding Center




Wedding floral bouquets by Wisconsin florist Reflections of You






Bridesmaids laugh and pose for a portrait in the picturesque gardens at Wisconsin wedding venue Gardens Wedding Center








Colorful wedding day portraits at Wisconsin wedding venue The Gardens


Colorful wedding day portraits at Wisconsin wedding venue The Gardens


Reflections of You colorful and vibrant wedding day flower bouquet


Wedding dress details

Wedding day flower bouquets surround brides face for a beautiful portrait at the Gardens Wedding Center



Wisconsin bride with her bridesmaids walking through the gardens

Bride poses next to an apple tree at the Gardens Wedding Center
















Groomsmen and groom pose for a black and white portrait at the Gardens Wedding Center







A groom and his parents walking down the aisle on wedding day at the Gardens Wedding Center in West Bend WI

Dad hugs his son before wedding ceremony at the Gardens Wedding Center


Wedding processional at Wisconsin wedding venue the Gardens Wedding Center





Father of the bride shakes grooms hand as he gives daughter away at the Gardens Wedding Center




Personal vows are read by bride at the Gardens Wedding Center



Bagpiper Rob McWilliam performs during the recessional at the Gardens Wedding Center







Bride and groom greet their guests during a receiving line at the Gardens Wedding Center in Allenton WI




Wedding day formal family portraits at the Gardens Wedding Center





West Bend Wisconsin Wedding Photographers



A candid moment captured by wedding photographer Whimsical Roots Photography



Fun and candid wedding party photos at the Gardens Wedding Center captured by Hartford WI photographer


Fun and candid wedding party photos at the Gardens Wedding Center captured by Hartford WI photographer






A bride and groom pose for a formal portrait at the Gardens Wedding Center captured by Milwaukee wedding photographer











Bride and groom laughing in the gardens at Wisconsin wedding venue

White tent full of wedding reception guests at the Gardens Wedding Center in Allenton WIsconsin

DJ Allstar Music of Milwaukee Wisconsin






Wedding party grand march at the Gardens Wedding Center




Maid of honor speeches captured by Hartford Wisconsin wedding photographer Whimsical Roots Photography