Marianne + Taylor Coast - A Zilli Restaurant Wedding // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Every couple I have the honor of photographing holds a special place in my heart. Marianne and Taylor were certainly no exception. In fact, to be completely transparent, my massive camera was nearly drenched in tears as I captured their beautiful, honest moments from start to finish. Their day was nothing short of enchanting.
The bride and groom, both Marquette Alumni, tied the knot in a jaw-dropping, breathtaking Catholic ceremony at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, the captivating, brick-adorned church. As Marianne walked down the aisle, Taylor’s eyes lit up, and a huge smile quickly followed.
After their heartfelt ceremony, the newlywed couple, and their respective bridal party, headed to Marquette University for photos around the St. Joan of Arc Chapel, the same place Taylor proposed to Marianne! The St. Joan of Arc Chapel sits at the heart of Marquette’s campus, making this spot the perfect place for post-ceremonial photos. The light blue dresses worn by Marianne’s elegant bridesmaids looked absolutely dazzling among the ivy and cream colors of the Chapel.
Following the astonishing photo session at the Chapel, we headed to Coast – an upscale restaurant in a scenic setting on the shores of Lake Michigan – where Marianne and Taylor’s guests lovingly greeted the couple with rounds of cheers and applause.
Marianne and Taylor, I must have teared up at least five times throughout your special celebration. The love you share for one another, plus your delightful families and guests, not only made me feel right at home but brought tears to my eyes. That’s how powerful your love is, and I am honored to have captured your extraordinary day. Have a fantastic time in Hawaii on your honeymoon! Wishing you endless love, happiness, and health as husband and wife!