holy hill wedding, autumn wedding in milwaukee at the pritzlaff (maggie + clint are married!)

Maggie + Clint.

With December being just hours away, Jayden + I are delivering our final shoots and weddings of 2016..

What a year. We declared this to be our year of accomplishment as January began, and it has certainly been that. It has looked nothing like we imagined, but isn’t that often the case?

We will be sharing more of our work from 2016, but it felt like ‘the right time’ to share our very last wedding of 2016 in this moment. These two. Their hilarity. Their romance. Their autumn bliss in Wisconsin, and at Holy Hill(!) and the Pritzlaff, nonetheless. In the midst of the craziness that the past weeks have brought many of us, this reminder of love seemed to be in order.

And with our love.. x

 

 

November 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Mumsthewordsy Absolutely stunning…captured the essence of LOVE X

giving thanks: whit + cor, the day they were born.

Happy Thanksgiving, dear ones..

Today we celebrate the gift of breath. As simply as it comes and goes.. allowing life, giving us the ability to be.

And in that space, life in the purest form. Whit + Cor, the day they were born. Identical twin boys, born to some of our dearest friends at 32 weeks via c section. We were invited to capture the moments post-surgery where Jess + Jonathan first met their boys face to face.. some of the most intimate and precious seconds of our entire lives.

(the video is worth it. promise.)

and a few more.. two weeks later.

with gratitude, friends.

to life!

bhldn wedding milwaukee (sarah + steve are married!) – milwaukee wedding photographers

Well hello, friends! Hello, November!

The couple + wedding day we have to show you today is the kind of good that doesn’t need words to go with it. Nope, words would just muddle the glory. And so, we give you Sarah + Steve. And their gorgeous fall day in Milwaukee… x

 

c’mon team goes to seattle!

You may remember the last time I talked about C’mon Team, that collective that Jayden + I started with our friends Wyn + Krista, where we unite other creative friends and contribute our abilities to nonprofits around the world.

Last month, we crashed in an AirBnB with 15 volunteers for C’mon Seattle. And it was glorious.

One of the contributors (the magnificent Sabrina) created an extensive blog post on the C’mon blog about the experience. She photographed and wrote about the arrival to the very end of the celebrations, and everything in between. Please, have a look here! There is an awful lot of sadness and negativity in the world, and this is a window of joy, positivity and hope that we create to serve the world. I promise it will put a smile on your face!

Also, if you’re a creative, please join us! We’re planning C’mon Milwaukee, C’mon Omaha.. and more! Sign up here. And if you’re a nonprof that would love to get in on our goods, you can apply here, too.

I’ll be back to share more wedding’y work very soon! Have a wonderful week. xo

fig house wedding los angeles (lindsay + arthur are married!)

It’s been a little while since we posted a full wedding, but we’re about to break the fast with a real bit o’ beauty! Los Angeles. Christmastime. The Fig House. Vintage Oscar de la Renta and Polish tradition, too. We aren’t gonna hold back! Get ready…

“We met in 2004 through mutual friends as Lindsay was just finishing high school. She moved to Oregon and we remained good friends until one fateful road trip in 2011. We started dating long distance, and at the time, we said in a year we would evaluate and maybe someone would move. 6 months (and a LOT of early morning flights) later we were on another road trip moving Lindsay back to Southern California.”

“Our wedding day was a really fun and beautiful holiday party full of love with all our friends and family.”

Any advice for future brides/grooms currently planning their wedding?

I had a really hard time being overwhelmed in the beginning, but get the big things out of the way and everything else falls into place. It’s also super cliche, but everyone has an opinion. You do you, because in the end no one is going to remember everything except you, so have the day you want!

I mean, come onnnnnn. These two! This space! Just too much!

 

 

“We wanted to keep our ceremony a little condensed so we stuck with classic vows, but friends had given us the idea to share our own vows privately. The morning of our wedding we both got up early and wrote each other a letter including more personal thoughts and vows. We snuck away from the reception for a short while to read them together and it was a really wonderful moment together.”

“[Arthur’s]…most memorable moment was the first kiss. Not because I want to make-out in front of all our family, but because my initial idea was to keep it very simple and clean. I absolutely hate getting lipstick on me, so that had some bearing on my decision, but after seeing Lindsay walk down that aisle, it all went out the window. I ended up just going for it and destroyed my face with lipstick.”

Any DIY projects you were especially proud of?

“The favors! They were a real team effort between both of us, Lindsay’s brother (a groomsman) and his wonderful girlfriend (a bridesmaid). Christmas Crackers are a big tradition in my (Lindsay’s) family, so early on I knew I wanted to do something that was a nod to that. For months our friends and family saved empty paper towel rolls, we splatter painted the paper ourselves, and assembly-lined them over the long Thanksgiving weekend. We filled them with a tiny bottle of Belvedere Vodka and these amazing chocolates called Prince Polos, which were both a nod to Arthur’s Polish heritage. We also made tiny gold dinosaur magnets to include that tied into some of our decor details. I love visiting our friends homes and seeing them on the fridge!”

 

Photographer – Woodnote Photography

Videographer – Paperbird Weddings

Wedding planner – Pop the Champagne Events

Lindsay’s Dress – Oscar de la Renta

Lindsay’s Shoes – Kate Spade

Lindsay’s Jewelery – her ‘something borrowed’ necklace belonged to her grandmother

Bridesmaids’ Dresses – ASOS and Lulu’s

Arthur’s Suit – Hugo Boss

Arthur’s Shoes – Gucci

Groomsmen’s Suits – Macy’s

Hair stylist – Katie Hayes

Makeup artist – Chantè Platt

Flowers – M’s Flowers

Stationery & paper goods – Wedding Paper Divas

Ceremony/Reception Venue – The Fig House

Processional Song – Marching Bands of Manhattan Instrumental (Death Cab For Cutie)

First Dance – I Hear a Symphony (the Supremes)

Wedding favors – DIY team effort

Caterers – the Kogi Truck

Cake – Joanie & Leigh’s Cakes

Wedding rings – Claude Morady

December 14, 2016 - 7:53 pm

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