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Summer Wedding at Mercantile Hall | Milwaukee area Wedding Photography

Jensen + Griffen, a fun-loving, video game playing couple who enjoys snuggles with their cat and lazy afternoon naps hosted their sun-kissed August wedding at Mercantile Hall in Burlington, WI. If you are a couple looking for wedding venues near Milwaukee, consider Mercantile Hall for both your ceremony and reception. This industrial wedding venue is charming and full of character. Their main event space consists of cream city brick, exposed duct work, expansive vaulted ceilings, magical Edison lights and floor to ceiling windows that allow for beautiful natural light photography. Outside, venture to the Urb Garden. Couples can host an outdoor wedding ceremony under a rustic pergola, surrounded by lush green vines, cream city brick and a custom-made iron gate. During cocktail hour, guests can mingle and order drinks from the famous Susanna Camper Bar!! Garden inspired wedding ceremony? Check! As a photographer, Mercantile Hall is a gem! I love all of the unique elements highlighted above but I also love the small-town feel. Running through the streets of Burlington will lead you to an amazing fire escape covered in cascading green ivy... it's a must stop in order to capture dreamy wedding portraits!


I loved the jewel tone bridesmaid dresses and easy going members of the wedding party. We took advantage of the iconic blue wall just outside of Mercantile Hall by setting up a First Look between Jensen + Griffen followed by wedding party portraits prior to the ceremony. I especially loved the timeline that we put together for this wedding as it allowed for ample time to collaborate creatively before the ceremony even began. Post ceremony, we took 20 minutes for family portraits and the happy couple was able to indulge in their cocktail hour. A win win!


Jensen was radiant throughout the day, her bright smile serving as a permanent accessory. Griffen, a jokester, kept us all laughing! Whimsical, lighthearted and vivacious are just a few words to describe the newlyweds and their special day.


Jensen was especially excited to incorporate a pastel blue vintage settee from Gertrude & Evelyn Vintage Rentals into the wedding photos. Adding photography props creates interest and opportunity to do something a little different. We were able to leverage the settee for First Look photos as well as wedding party photos. Take a peek below to conjure up some wedding photo inspiration for your own big day!!


Jensen + Griffen embraced every aspect of their Wisconsin wedding celebration and were gifted with a vibrant rainbow to close out the night!


Wedding Coordinator: Stephanie @ Mercantile Hall

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue:

Officiant: Mindi Huebner with Happily Ever After - Inspirational Weddings









Wedding reception decor at Mercantile Hall














Bridal details at Mercantile Hall, a wedding venue near Milwaukee

A happy bride smiles at Mercantile Hall in Burlington














A playful wedding couple sitting on a vintage settee from Gertrude and Evelyn Vintage Rentals at Mercantile Hall





A bride and groom posing on a vintage settee outside at Mercantile Hall



A bride and her bridesmaids with vintage couch on wedding day at Mercantile Hall



Playful bridesmaids hold bouquets in front of their faces for wedding party portraits at wedding venue in Wisconsin




Wedding party walking by blue wall captured at Mercantile Hall by Milwaukee wedding photographer Whimsical Roots Photography






Outdoor wedding ceremony in the Urb Garden at Mercantile Hall






Meatballs by Tall Guy and a Grill catering



Wedding cake with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries on top

A bride and groom stands in front of a historical building in Downtown Burlington, WI











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