Elegant, Laid Back Milwaukee Wedding

An easy-going Milwaukee wedding in the autumn for two Wisconsin natives that fell in love on the west coast.

Jenny and Sharad's love story begins in San Francisco, the place they call home, after living near parallel lives: both growing up in nearby Wisconsin towns, attending UW-Madison for undergrad, residing in New York for a time, but not yet meeting one another until they each relocated to the west coast a few years ago.

When Jenny first emailed me about their day, I immediately felt we were kindred spirits and that these two were some high quality human beings — I was right.

They knew they wanted the wedding to be as relaxed, authentic and fun as possible surrounded by their closest family and friends, and border collie, Panda. The day was all of that and more, thanks to some non-traditional choices like reading personal vows they wrote themselves during an outdoor ceremony, skipping a seating chart to create a laid back reception, and forgoing a formal wedding party. Numerous heartfelt speeches, tears, laughs, and amazing 70-degree October weather made for the most perfect day.

Thank you so much, Jenny and Sharad, for letting me capture these moments for you.