A little look into our wedding day. Six days before gave us six inches of snow. Ah, Milwaukee. Luckily, April 21st was perfect. We had the right mix of sun, snow (a little goes a long way), and the temperature was perfect for a bride with sleeves on her dress.
We spent the morning at Neroli Bayshore (book Eve for all you make up and facial needs) and then got dressed at our VRBO just a few doors down from the church.
Special, memorable details were built into the day. My amazing team and I designed our flowers the week leading up to the wedding. Michael had a sweet little surprise detail added to his custom NL Suit. He also wore tie I gave him for Christmas our first year together.
I wore my mother's wedding dress - that my grandmother made. Becky at Becky's Custom Sewing made a few minor alterations as well as the beautiful overskirt I wore for the ceremony.
St. Sebastian's was still decked out for Easter so we didn't change a thing. Fr. Larry was a wonderful; Michael and I personalized the ceremony but Fr. Larry's personal message and style is what made it memorable for us.
Funny note: I was barefoot most of the ceremony. I lost my wedding shoes and was wearing an old pair heels. As soon as I got up to the alter my knees started feeling funny. Now, there could have been a lot of reasons for that but my first thought was "Oh no I don't want to faint. Must be my shoes. I'm taking them off!". No fainting and everything went smoothly from there!
Also, total florist move: when I got to Michael at the alter one of the flowers in his boutonniere was drooping. I pinched it off right then and there.
Our amazing photographers, T & S Hughes Photography, deserve loud shout out. Tony and Sharon are fantastic to work with and extremely talented. Maybe most importantly, they made us feel comfortable in front of the camera all day. Their work is simply beyond. I have no words for how in love with our photos I am. I love Michael more than anything; our wedding photos are a close second (don't tell our pup, Hank).
It takes a lot of wonderful vendors to make a wedding day go smoothly and capture the moments forever. And there's more to share! None of this is sponsored. These are just people we love to work with and want to support. Plus, I wanted to give you an a glimpse into our day. Stay tuned for part two.
Katrin is a flower loving Midwestern gal. She founded Cora Flora in 2014. When she's not flowering, she enjoys spending time with her husband, MR, eating delicious food, drinking a good glass of red wine, and going on walks with their puppy, Hank.