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Shot in downtown Milwaukee, this shoot combines the romance of organic elements, with the architecture and masculinity of the city. Very special thanks to Kate Weinstein Photo for such beautiful images. Don’t you adore the invites and calligraphy, by Layers of Loveliness and that simple, organic cake by A Splendid Occasion?

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo
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Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Wedding Blog Urban Crowns by Kate Weinstein Photo

Vendors: Photography + crown: Kate Weinstein Photo // Invitation suite and calligraphy: Layers of Loveliness // Greenery on the cake: A Splendid Occasion // Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic // Model: Chelsea Smith

 

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Stephanie and Alex have an absolutely incredible love story that conquered oceans of separation. You are most definitely going to want to read how they came to be together! We are so excited to share their engagement session by AMBphoto. Are you ready for all this loveliness?

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum
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Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

From Stephanie:

Alex and I met through friends while each in our final year of undergrad. I was studying at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Alex at Royal Military College in the same town. Our first dates were running dates along the Lake Ontario waterfront. We fell in love, however summer came too quickly and Alex had to leave Ontario for New Brunswick to continue his military training. We spent the next six years in various permutations of long-distance, including a year on either side of the Atlantic, and most often in different time zones. While Alex was deployed overseas, I finished my medical school degree in Ottawa, Ontario. In the middle of nine months apart, we traveled 12 and 18 hours by plane to meet in Paris after having been separated already for the previous four months. We arrived on a December evening and immediately headed to the Eiffel Tower. After riding the elevator down from the top, where Alex had realized with some dismay that it was much too cold to propose, we strolled through the Champ de Mars gardens at the foot of the tower. The trees around us were lit by Christmas lights as Alex proposed with a ring he designed in Jerusalem and the line “Will you start an adventure with me?” I obviously said yes, and we ran to the nearest cafe to order their finest bottle of champagne. It was the perfect start to a planned two-week vacation, which all of a sudden felt like a honeymoon. Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds of our relationship, we have never doubted our love for one another.

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Alex at Cumberland Museum

Vendors: Photographer: AMBphoto // Engagement session location: Cumberland Museum // Vintage bicycle: Borrowed from bride’s friend // Hair & make-up: by bride // Bride’s dress: American Apparel // Groom’s attire: The Gap 

We are obsessed with the romance of this shoot. The lace. The “letter in a bottle” calligraphy (can someone please do this for their invite??? Genius!). The paper suite. The simple florals. We’re inviting you into our dreams today, courtesy of Kyle John Photography.

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography
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Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Wedding Blog Seaside Dreams featuring Kyle John Photography

Vendors: Photography: Kyle John Photography // Model: Margeaux Raymond // Styling: Linn P. Wheeler // Wardrobe: Gossamer Vintage // Florals: Forget Me Knodt // Jewelry: Mineralogy // Calligraphy: Jenna Blazevich // Ribbon: Silk and Willow // Lab: Photo Vision Prints

As promised, part two of the Moda e Arte Workshop shot by Sandra Aberg and styled by Joy Proctor Design is just as breathtaking as we promised. You head here to see our first feature of this once-in-a-lifetime workshop experience that took place in Italy along the Amalfi Coast. We thought we’d let stylist Joy Proctor tell you all about the scene, so read on below.

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II
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Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

From Joy:

Our bridal editorial was inspired by the juxtaposition of the delicate spring blooms and the aged patina of the historic Italian churches. I chose a color palate that reflected that look, ochre, cream and hints of blush pink. The beautiful calligraphy by Abany of Brown Paper Linen was done on tea stained cotton paper, and mimicked the aged look of the church exterior. I chose an intricate stoneware plate, set atop La Tavola Linens Tuscany Mud tablecloth, which was another sweet homage to the historic location. The bride wore a beautiful gown by Jesper Hovering, which was the perfect combination of classic sophistication and feminine chic. The intricate veil by Jannie Baltzer was the most important piece of the bridal look, which added a staple of the traditional bridal look, in a modern and fashionable way.

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Wedding Blog Moda e Arte Workshop Part II

Vendors: Wedding Photography Workshop: Moda e Arte Workshop // Photography: Sandra Aberg // Design, Styling, Florals & Concept: Joy Proctor Design (formerly known as Joy de Vivre) // Headpiece, Veil and Styling: Jannie Baltzer // Gown: Jesper Hovring // Location: Hotel Caruso // Hair & Makeup: Sandra Lovisco // Model: Denisa E of MP Management Milan // Bridal Jewelry: Anna Bellagio // Stationery & Calligraphy: Abany of Brown Linen Design // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Ribbon: Silk & Willow

You guys. This lakeside engagement session by Michael Radford Photography is just beyond romantic. Not only because of the killer backdrop, but also because it’s paired with florals by Art With Nature who has fast become one of our absolute faves. Don’t you just love the moody vibe of the darker flowers and suit, paired with all that gorg light? We thought you would.

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford
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Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Wedding Blog Lakeside Engagement by Michael Radford

Vendors: Photography: Michael Radford Photography // Florals: Art With Nature // Hair and Make-up: Jen Plus Colour // Vintage Dress: The Fine Art Of Design // Lab: Richard Photo Lab