Deborah + James Milwaukee Pritzlaff Wedding // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Deborah and James, an absolutely lovely couple I will never forget photographing, exuded an indescribable joy throughout their special day. From their “first look” to their nuptials to their celebration, they were filled with a sheer delight that truly showed in their photos.
The bride and groom, and their respective wedding parties, got ready at the stylish boutique hotel, Kimpton, in the Third Ward, Milwaukee.
Their first look was captured at Lake Park, overlooking a lovely lighthouse with stretches of open, meadow-like spaces and winding paths nestled in the background. James looked adorably anxious as he awaited seeing Deb, his wife-to-be, for the first time. When they finally met, the moment was filled sheer happiness and memorable embraces. After their first look, the couple exchanged thoughtful, private letters, followed by their bridal parties joining them for photos after their letter exchange.
Deborah and James got married at Lake Park Lutheran – a lovely church with beautiful stained glass windows, built in 1911 between the beauty of Lake Michigan and the peaceful flow of the Milwaukee River. One of the most touching moments of the ceremony happened when Deb’s father adoringly walked her down the aisle, a moment the lovely bride was unsure would happen due to health issues concerning her sweet father. Nevertheless, she graced the aisle with a huge smile on her face, which made for the most touching, intimate moment that Deb, James, and their guests will never forget.
A great celebration followed the lovely ceremony as the couple headed to the Pritzlaff event space – a historic, newly-renovated warehouse with lots of historic, industrial charm and progressive edge. Deborah and James chose classic décor to adorn the space – hues of navy, blush, ivory, and gold to accentuate the industrial architecture beautifully. The greenery runners on each table added the perfect touch to the already lovely space! Truly stunning!
The dance floor was packed as Milwaukee Airwaves got the party started for the newlywed couple and their guests.
Deborah, James, their families, and bridal party were so down-to-earth, welcoming, and fun to work with that I truly felt like part of their family, from the moment we met to the last song the DJ played, and I could not thank them enough. Deb and James, thank you for allowing me to capture your truly special celebration! I wish you a lifetime of joy, health, and love as husband and wife. Cheers to a wonderful honeymoon in Bermuda! Love + Appreciation, Dom.