Abby & Matt :: Grafton Loft Wedding

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Matt and Abby know how to throw a party. They have impeccable style, great attention to detail, and a huge appreciation for a good drink paired with a delicious meal. With a lot of handwork and dedication and with the help of their amazing family and friends, they said I DO this month in a lovely Bier Garten followed by an unforgettable night at The Black Swan.

 

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I’m so thankful that they completely trusted in me to photograph their family formals in a small field behind the ceremony site. In all honesty, one look at this location would have sent many couples running. They are some of my favorite family photos I’ve taken at a wedding. 2014-05-20_0058Cedarburg Winery Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding Photographer2014-05-20_00572014-05-20_0017

I adore when my couples take a chance and step outside of the box. Matt and Abby did just this. They planned an outdoor ceremony for the beginning of May at a very non-traditional location. It was important for them to become Mr. & Mrs. in a relaxed environment in front of their closest family and friends. Afterwards, everyone was able to enjoy a celebratory boot or cocktail and have a chance to mingle in lieu of a receiving line. Outdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

Matt & Abby also have an adorable Golden Retreiver named Lily. She was so excited to be part of their day. Any couples out there who are debating on including your four-legged family members, you completely have my vote! I would have loved to have photos of our Lily with us on our wedding day.  Outdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerOutdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding Photographer2014-05-20_0012Outdoor Milwaukee Wedding Ceremony, Milwaukee Wedding Photographer2014-05-20_00132014-05-20_0014Black Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerMatt’s sister is incredibly talented and hand lettered a handful of framed signs, a dinner menu and the bar menu on chalk boards. Abby worked so hard at putting together each curly willow sash to complement the dining chairs. Seriously, the amount of detail that Matt & Abby put into their wedding day was unreal. This girl was entirely camera happy.
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You all know my love for anything paper. I almost took my own photo in front of their paper wall. Again, handmade by Matt’s Sister. Black Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding PhotographerBlack Swan Wedding, Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

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Matt & Abby, words can not describe the love and gratitude I have for the two of you. From the moment Abby and I met last year, I knew this was going to be an epic wedding. The two of you have the sweetest souls ever, and there’s no denying that you’re surrounded by so much love. Thank you again for trusting in me and allowing me to document your beautiful day. Best wishes to a truly amazing couple! xo

A huge thank you to the following vendors who helped make their day as beautiful as it was.

Abby’s Dress: Miss Ruby // Matt’s Suit: Ralph Lauren // Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan, Nordstrom // Hair & Makeup: De Riah// Ties: Etsy // Flowers: Sendiks // Invitation Stamps: Rachel Carl // Invitation Paper: Green Earth Supplies // DJ & Lighting: Midwest Sound // Caterer: From Scratch Catering // Cake: Aunt & Uncle of the Bride // Second Photographer: Chrissy Rose

 

 

 

 

Christine Maslowski - AMAZING…………..very nice work Jen

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