What do you do if it rains on your wedding day? You grab an umbrella and take it to the streets to make an unforgettable collection of memories. I am so happy that Mike + Kelly didn’t let a little rain keep us from making this beautiful collection of wedding day photos. This lovely couple made Milwaukee their wedding destination wedding as they planned their wedding from the east coast. Having met on UW-Milwaukee’s campus we knew we had to incorporate that special location into our wedding photography timeline. Our original plan went out the window when the weather changed for the worst, but we decided to keep campus as a sweet and private first look. The wedding party happily rolled with the punches and met us downtown where we managed to keep covered and dry before Mike and Kelly tied the knot at a sweet East Side church. After the sweet and intimate ceremony, everyone headed to the Riverside Urban Ecology Center to celebrate the perfect rainy day wedding. Take a peek at all the rainy beauty below!
Lake Park is not only a picture perfect backdrop for wedding photos, but also for the wedding ceremony as well! The beautiful stage on the north side of the park is something of a hidden gem in the Milwaukee wedding scene. Luckily for me, Michael and Laura scooped up the wooden framed structure along with the classic East Side mansion Villa Filomena. Laura and Michael had to plan their wedding while living a long distance apart. Laura was finishing up her medical studies here in Wisconsin while Micheal was practicing dentistry in Seattle. During Michael’s visits home we were able to fit in an engagement session (check it out here) where we wandered around the ever changing Walker’s Point neighborhood (it doesn’t even look the same anymore!). I really loved documenting this hectic, crazy, fun, long distance, exciting, loving time in their lives. Michael and Laura are truly two of the sweetest couples and I think their wedding reflects that sentiment perfectly.