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!
One of my favorite Milwaukee wedding venues is the Riverside Urban Ecology Center (UEC). I was so thrilled when Caitlin contacted me regarding her and John’s wedding at the UEC. For those who don’t know, the UEC is a natural paradise within the city of Milwaukee that is part of Riverside Park (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted – yes the same as the landscape architect of Central Park in NYC (and many many many more wonderful U.S. parks)!) and houses the eco-friendly “green” building. Caitlin and John share a love of the outdoors so it only made sense to begin their lives together under the canopy of mature trees in Riverside Park. They started their big day with a sweet first look, followed by portraits where their session was photo bombed my monarch butterflies (the nerve!), next a marriage ceremony witnessed by friends and family, and finally the couple celebrated the night away with an enthusiastic dance party. It was a perfect day.
This wedding has it all: a ceremony in the woods, lots of love, the cutest flower girls (and ringbear!), two brides, and two dresses! April and Rachelle had a sweet and intimate outdoor wedding ceremony at the Riverside Urban Ecology Center. Under the canopy of trees, they shared their vows to each other and their daughter Oralia – everyone was in tears. I was even weeping behind my camera! Nothing gets me more excited on wedding days then the grand reveal of the wedding dress, so you can imagine my delight at having two wedding dresses to capture! Both brides showed off their distinct style with their choices of dresses, and it made for a very shutter happy photographer. Dive in and check it out. Just wait until you see those flower girls – too cute!