Allie and Brad’s wedding at Gesu Church and the Pritzlaff had all the makings for a classic urban Milwaukee affair. Allie and Brad have a love story that goes back to high school, but they really sealed their fate together while they both attended college at Marquette in downtown Milwaukee. With their solid romantic beginnings at the highly influential campus it is no surprise they planned their wedding to take place at the stunning Gesu Church. After their I do’s were sealed with a kiss we had a blast taking photos around campus and the magical St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Florist extroidinaire, Feisty Flowers, provided the soft pastel blooms that complimented the fresh spring blooms dotting the campus. From there we headed to their reception venue, the Pritzlaff, and were dazzled by the transformation of the space by Blue Fancy Events.
Melody Sopa Artistry provided the bride and bridal party with beautiful make-up that lasted all day and night.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 6 weeks since I photographed the wedding of these high school sweethearts. The day was overcast and moody, but nothing could dampen the spirit of their wedding day. In fact, many people don’t know this, but cloudy days often make for the most beautiful wedding portraits. The light is soft and diffused and there is not a harsh shadow to be found anywhere. Of course, beautiful portraits are just a given with this babealicious (yup, I said it!) twosome. You can see that Ted and Amanda’s love for each other and their family is insurmountable, one of my favorite photos is the one of Amanda’s dad walking her down the aisle, it gets to me – Every. Single. Time. Now, this is a bride who has an eye for details – not even one was left to chance. I could have spent hours alone with her floral arrangements, photographing every single bud and vase. Honest. (Impressions by Esther Fleming is a goddess of the floral kind.) Alright! Enough gushing…take a look and see for yourself!