STEPHANIE & ERIC
Pabst Best Place Wedding // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.”
– Elizabeth Browning
Stephanie and Eric wed in a beautiful ceremony at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, the once-brewing destination in Milwaukee and one of Milwaukee’s most iconic addresses, ideal for celebrations and special events. This brewery closed in 1996 but was re-purchased in 2011. Since then, this incredible venue has been restored to its original glory and full of life and laughter ever since, offering a historic spot which celebrates its brewing history while providing an amazing location for modern weddings.
Stephanie looked stunning in her gown from Eva’s Bridal. She radiated with true beauty, confidence, and grace on her special day. Her bridesmaids looked beautiful in lush, rich colors of maroon, holding seasonal bouquets which incorporated deep, warm hues of maroon and white.
Before Stephanie’s first-look moment with Eric, she shared a heartfelt moment with her father. It's been so refreshing and heartwarming to see more and more brides opt to do a first look with their dads. Capturing a bride and her father always makes for a priceless moment!
Stephanie and Eric decided to do their first look by the historic beer kettles at the Brewhouse Inn Hotel. When Eric saw Stephanie for the first time, his face lit up with sheer joy, and he was in complete awe of his stunning bride. I mean, who wouldn't be? Stephanie looked absolutely gorgeous!
I thought of many ways to share Stephanie and Eric's remarkable love story; however, I don't believe I can express their story with adequate justice as this couple truly shares an extraordinary love affair. According to the lovely couple, “the best way to describe our relationship is rare, everlasting, and once in a lifetime,” and they certainly hit the nail on the head. The two went to high school together and remained friends through Facebook. A few years ago, Stephanie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Eric happens to work as an oncology nurse, also doing a lot of advocacy for breast cancer. When Eric learned that Stephanie was diagnosed, he reached out to her to see how she was doing and continued to check in with her throughout her treatment. Finally, they decided to meet and catch up at Colectivo Coffee. They ended up staying in this Milwaukee cafe for over three hours, talking, laughing, and catching up. They immediately formed a strong bond and developed a wonderful friendship, eventually turning into the perfect love story.
Stephanie and Eric, being a part of your wedding day was an amazing, unforgettable experience. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You two were wonderful to work with, and capturing your love and bond was a blissful experience. The love you share is truly special, and I feel so much gratitude that you chose me to capture your day. Thank you! I wish you nothing but the best!
Love + appreciation,
Venue : Best Place at the Pabst
Photographer: Dominika Photographer
Associate Photographer : Christi
Florist : Blooming Perfections
Wedding Gown: from Eva's Bridal - Veil is the fabric from Stephanie's moms veil
DJ : Milwaukee Airwaves
Caterer : Smoke Shack
Donuts: Holey Moley
Late Night Food : Ian's Pizza
Rings : Lyle and Hussar, Tacori rings
Hotels : Brewhouse Inn and Suites
Videographer - Dave Martin Studios
Editor: Sharp Editorial