Time to share more photos and advice from The Simply Elegant girls’ real weddings!
Check out last week’s Real Weddings Part 1 post with Nicole, Maggie and Jenny!
Venue: The Van Dusen Mansion
Photographer: Kendra Oxendale Photography
Videographer: Sunset Blue Productions
Calligrapher: Calligraphy With Style
Wedding Coordinator: Blush & Whim
Floral & Rentals: Mani Mela
Garments & Alterations: JenMar Creations
Music: Dan Glenn Music
DJ: Adagio DJay Entertainment
Food: Mintahoe Catering
Officiant: Pastor Amy Orstad
Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth
Venue: Harriet Island
Photographer: Jamie Stoia Photography
Floral Design: Jen Frisbee, Grace Klein Design
Music: Orange Whip
Catering: My father (a chef), executed by Prom Catering
Rentals: Linen Effects
Invitations: JGlynn Studio (my husband!)
I really have no regrets except ONE… I didn’t have a Day-Of Coordinator! Ironically enough, it was my own wedding that made me realize I wanted to become a wedding planner because planning my own wedding and all of the details was EASY and stress-free. But it was the DAY of the wedding that I realized, “Oh wait…. who’s going to tell people when it’s time to eat, give speeches, dance, etc.” Plus, my dad told me (after the wedding) that one of my centerpieces caught fire — without anyone getting hurt (or me knowing about it)!
It was an amazing day, truly! The advice I always tell my brides and REALLY believe in: Pick 3 of the most important things to you and your fiance and make THOSE your focus. For us, it was the music, food and photos. Everything after that will be beautiful and just fine! All that mattered was that I was going to be married to the love of my life at the end of the day 🙂
And now… here we are — 6 years later, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2nd home, living the life!
Ceremony: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception & Catering: Davians Banquet Center
Photographer: Kade Photography (Adrienne)
Hotel: Hyatt Place Milwaukee – West
Transportation: Milwaukee Prime Limousine
Wedding Coordinator: Me!
Overall, the entire planning process of our special day was so much fun! I have always loved seeing how all of the details come together which is exactly why being a wedding planner is right up my alley! My wedding day regrets:
Venue: Summit Manor House
Photographer: Crystal Liepa Photography
Floral Design: La Petite Fleur
Desserts: Cocoa & Fig
Rentals: On Solid Ground
Beauty: Root Salon
Music: Gary LaRue, Ratpack Entertainment
Invitations: myself via The Curly Quill Calligraphy
Dress: Vintage (my grandmother’s circa 1954)
Tuxedos: Heimie’s Haberdashery
Wedding Coordinator: Me!