Their wedding day began with laughter and some pre-wedding jitters. Tonya got ready at the University Club in Milwaukee surrounded by her closest friends and mom. There was laughter, jokes and some holding back of tears when Toni was presented with a thoughtful gift from her bridesmaids as well as a beautiful necklace from Pat.
Toni and Pat got married at the stunning Church of Gesu on Marquette University’s campus. While Pat waited for his beautiful bride to walk down the aisle, you could sense the excitement in his eyes. As soon as he saw her, his eyes filled with tears and he smiled from ear to ear. Toni looked absolutely gorgeous! She too, held back happy tears as she walked down the aisle with her dad. It was such a beautiful and heartfelt moment!
During their ceremony they exchanged smiles and little winks. It was wonderful to observe them and see how happy and relaxed they were during the church service. I have to admit, the best part of photographing a wedding for me is the excitement and emotion of the whole day. I love seeing how couples express their happiness and love without uttering a word. It's magical!
Toni and Pat’s wedding was straight out of the pages of a bridal magazine or perhaps the pages of the latest Anthropology catalog! Toni’s style is elegant, romantic, and truly bohemian. And with her interior designer background, every detail of their wedding was thoroughly thought out and implemented to every last detail! From the stunning paper flowers that they used as centerpieces, to the wedding favors of homemade granola in cute mason jars, to the beautiful stationary that was designed by her best friend and bridesmaid, Alyssa.
Their day was beautiful and the atmosphere they created was so welcoming, making the guests feel right at home. Their reception was held at The Box and it made for a perfect backdrop for their romantic evening. They danced; they toasted and celebrated the best day of their lives surrounded by loving family and friends. I am so thrilled and humbled to have been there to capture it all! Thank you for being so wonderful!