Tamara + Jon Black Swan Wedding // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
What a joy it was to photograph such an enjoyable couple! Tamara and Jon were full of jokes and laughter throughout their entire, seemingly perfect, wedding celebration. Tamara and her delightful bridesmaids got ready at one of Milwaukee’s newest hotels, the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel – a modern hotel in the heart of the historic Third Ward, a place chockfull of charm, comfort, and laid-back warmth, which perfectly suits Tamara and Jon’s fun, tender spirits. Although their day was overflowing with laughter and jokes, there were several touching moments, especially when Tamara’s mom, Lori, teared up as she helped her daughter into her lovely lace wedding gown.
Tamara chose stunning hues for her flowers and bridesmaid dresses – deep maroons, soft pinks, and rose gold. Each bridesmaid had gorgeous, handmade bouquets with silk florals, which looked absolutely stunning against the rose gold dresses.
Tamara and Jon did their first look on the rooftop of the Kimpton, a moment filled with excitement, tears, and more laughs. The rain refused to stay away that day, so we headed back inside for bridal party portraits, followed by more pictures at the Black Swan.
The couple’s ceremony was held at the Black Swan, a chic venue also in the heart of the historic Third Ward. This particular venue features amazing Milwaukee cream city brick and industrial columns while inhibiting a true romantic feel. Black Swan overlooks the scenic Milwaukee River, a view that truly takes your breath away. When Tamara walked down the aisle, tears filled everyone’s eyes, including Jon’s. What a pleasure it was to photograph a couple who was not only loads of fun but incredibly kind, loving, and spirited, too.
Tamara and Jon, thank you for the opportunity to capture your beautiful wedding! I found myself laughing and enjoying the evening, right along with you and your guests, as I captured two people who truly know the meaning of love and laughter. Cheers to a lifetime of joy, health, and love.