Closer – A Milwaukee Wedding Film with Michelle and Doug

A Wedding Tale

Michelle and Doug have such a deep-seated love for one another. It was a joy to be able to capture and be such a big part of their top-down perfect day. It was truly an honor. Every detail of the day was thoughtful and deliberate. Honestly, my crew and I found ourselves beaming  and feeling a sense of “pinch me” throughout the day because it was just. so. beautiful. The people, the surroundings, and the amazing vibe created was beyond!

We started out our day to meet Michelle and her honorable guests at their hotel suite at the Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee. She was getting her hair and make-up done by Crystal and Ionna. Ladies–watch the film–her curls are still bouncing through the reception. If you want, contact us and I can get her info. Meanwhile, Doug and the other gents were prepping for the big day ahead in a separate suite. The Hotel Manager was super awesome and accommodating allowing Michelle and Doug to use the privacy of the upstairs lounge to read the letters they wrote to one another. They created a moment to reflect on how far they have come together and shared words of pure love and devotion. It was incredible to witness and was such a highlight at the beginning of their amazing day.

From there it was to the ceremony at perhaps one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful churches, the Basilica of St. Josaphat. If you have not been there, visit. Their ceremony was pure bliss and their guests were all obviously delighted to be sharing in celebration of their vows. Next we buzzed around MKE to some photo hotspots like the Pabst sign and the Milwaukee Art Museum. They boarded the trolley when we were done shooting and headed off to the reception.

The reception was held at none other than The Grain Exchange. Doug surprised all of us with a sweet jump splits when he and his bride were introduced by the great DJ from Sound by Design. They ate, they laughed, they danced, sung, and danced some more. Anne Retting of événement Planning did a superb job coordinating the day — she made this look easy! You can view some of our favorite photos that we captured from their day.

Wedding guests looking for the complete gallery for viewing and purchasing prints, you can find that here. Thank you!

We hope you enjoyed the wedding film we created for them. Contact us today.

Complete List of Vendors

Coordinator – événement Planning

Reception Venue/Catering and Beverage – The Grain Exchange, Bartolotta’s

Ceremony Venue – Basilica of St. Josaphat

Hotel – The Journeyman Hotel

Transportation – High Class Limousine, Spring City Trolley

Rentals – Relics, Arena, BBJ Linen

Florist – Jane Kelly Floral

Entertainment/Photo Booth – Sound by Design

Band – North Coast Orchestra, ACA Entertainment

Desserts – The Cake Lady