Arie & Miles compliment each other beautifully. Both career oriented, athletic, driven and playful, they balance each other out.
I first met Arie and Miles when we got together for their engagement session the autumn prior to their wedding. We ventured to downtown Cedarburg to get to know each other. The couple enjoyed candy apples from the famous Amy's Gourmet Caramel Apples as we wandered from one historic building to the next. You simply can't go to Cedarburg and leave without getting yourself a delicious candy apple...anyone else with me?
We hit it off at their engagement session and they loved the gallery that I delivered, so, happily, they snagged me for their wedding day!
This fun-loving couple planned their wedding celebration at the Florian Event Venue in Germantown, Wisconsin. The Florian is an elegant Wisconsin wedding venue offering many choices for couples. Indoor or outdoor ceremony options, beautiful backdrops for photography and an upscale ballroom environment for the reception make the Florian an incredible selection for a memorable wedding celebration! Trust me when I say this, as a Milwaukee wedding photographer I have the opportunity to venture to many wedding venues throughout Wisconsin. The team at the Florian has thought of everything to accommodate modern brides & grooms looking for a glamorous feel on their wedding day.
Arie and Miles held their wedding celebration on a hot August afternoon... a day full of weather surprises.. bright sunshine, muggy humidity and a quick rainfall graced their wedding day. "They" say that rain on a wedding day is good luck and I tend to agree.... especially if it doesn't interfere with an outdoor ceremony, which was the case for Arie and Miles! Their "I do" exchange was held in front of the Florian's classic white gazebo. A beautiful setting, nestled among the willows.
Arie and Miles incorporated longterm friends and family into their wedding party and the enthusiasm they brought was contagious. We were all hootin' and hollerin' throughout the day... laughter, bantering and sass were abundant.
The entire crew was stunning in their attire but the gals took the cake for me. I loved their unique array of bridesmaid dresses in various hues of pinks and metallic rose gold. Sigh, it was lovely! Especially since Arie, the beautiful bride, is the perfect mix of glitz, glamour and sporty! See below for evidence as she rocked glittery heels for the ceremony and pink Air Force Ones at the reception.
Arie chose to have a First Look with both her father and Miles....tears were shed during both occasions.
The bridal suite at the Florian was a wonderful backdrop for documenting the anticipation of the wedding ceremony. Arie and Miles read personal vows (my favorite) and had several important family members do readings to commemorate their union.
The reception was tons of fun..lots of energy, including funny speeches and a full dance floor!
Arie, the gorgeous bride, enjoying moments with her wedding dress in the bridal suite at the Florian Event Venue in Germantown, Wisconsin
Bride in the bridal suite at the Florian Event Venue before her wedding ceremony
Bridal preparation details
Maid of honor helping bride get ready on her wedding day at the Florian Event Venue
The bridal suite at the Florian Event Venue is gorgeous for getting ready photos on a wedding day!
A First Look with your dad is always a good idea... don't be surprised if he sheds some tears