Alexandra + Ashton University Club of Milwaukee Wedding // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I had the recent honor of capturing Alex and Ashton’s once-in-a-lifetime wedding, which truly looked as though it belonged on the pages of the latest, chicest bridal magazine. Their celebration was absolutely stunning and filled with a range of emotions, from tears of happiness to laughter.
Alex and Ashton tied the knot at The University Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a historic club with a great deal of character and charm – soaring cathedral ceilings, warm fireplaces, and gorgeous views of Lake Michigan.
I could hardly contain my excitement when Alex entered the venue in her Marilyn Monroe-inspired wedding gown, which totally matched her loving, fun, and spontaneous personality to a tee! Such a fabulous gown choice for a fabulous bride. When the blushing bride walked down the aisle, I immediately saw the excitement in Ashton’s eyes. He instantaneously lit up when Alex graced his eyeline, and Alex held back tears as she was led down the aisle by her father. The sweet couple exchanged vows, straight from their hearts, causing their family and friends to tear up, especially when they spoke about the loving family they have created together. As if their ceremony was not already full of love, the couple exchanged rings with each other and with Ashton’s darling daughter – truly a special moment that will remain in their memories forever.
Following the couple’s touching nuptials was a ceremony that was too beautiful for words! The pastel shades of pink, warm gold hues, intricate candelabras, subtle candlelight, and white and green florals provided a magical and warm atmosphere which perfectly coordinated with the sophisticated venue and the couple’s unique vibe. The ceremony took on a life of its own when the couple seamlessly combined two of their heritages and traditions – taking a Scottish shot together followed by the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass at the end of their ceremony. According to Jewish wedding traditions, you can forgo almost every other element, but if you do not break glass, folks will not believe you are really married!
Throughout the entire evening, every last guest felt the love between Alex and Ashton, and their loved ones surely walked away knowing they are deeply embedded in a piece of the couple’s new beginning.
Alex and Ashton, I feel truly honored to have been part of your stunning wedding. Thank you, so very much, for the chance to capture your special day! Cheers to an eternity of joy and laughter as husband and wife, and I hope you have a fantastic time on your honeymoon in Greece!