Bret and Alyssa’s planned their wedding in Milwaukee all the way from their home in Colorado. Milwaukee is has some of the coolest wedding venues and this dazzling affair was split between two of them: Villa Terrace and Cuvee! Raised in the Wisconsin, Alyssa always dreamed of having her wedding at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, and this beautiful bride was able to realize that dream with the help of her mother and Meredith of Blue Fancy Events. The day was planned so perfectly, that when we accidentally got locked in Villa Terrace we still had plenty of time for the bride and groom to enjoy their cocktail hour at Cuvee! I tell all of my couples that there is a little hiccup at every wedding – you just never know what it will be, but you want a great team surrounding you to help you push through it. It’s those little hiccups that are often the funniest stories you can laugh about for years to come, and I know that Bret and Alyssa still guffaw about being locked in the gorgeous gardens of Villa Terrace.
For those of you planning your engagement session and have concerns about grey overcast days then you must take a look at this engagement session. Cloudy days bring soft and even light, so there is no need to worry about harsh shadows or sensitive eyes! April in Wisconsin can be unpredictable, but so can any month in this beautiful state, and being prepared is the best defense for your photo session. Kahla and Dane embraced the, not so ideal, early spring weather like they hadn’t a care in the world…except each other. We kept the shoot simple with one prop, a serape Mexican blanket, and a simple dress change. Their complimentary color palette really worked well with the lake location and their breezy personalities, and of course Kahla’s eyes (how could you miss those stunning baby blues?!).