what do you get when you mix midwestern-milwaukee-german-
Photography: Caroline + Jayden of Woodnote Photography // Concept + Design: Laurel + Kate of Bloom Floral + Event Design // Venue: Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee, WI // Flowers: Bloom Floral + Event Design // Hair + Makeup: Amy Brooks // Attire: Miss Ruby’s Boutique, Milwaukee WI // Print work: Jane Bellante // Desserts: LeReve Cafe, Wauwatosa, WI // Accordion: Andy Apricot // Models: Lexi of Modelogic Wilhelmania + Ted Schaar
About the shoot:
In Milwaukee, we’re known for beer (thanks especially to our Brewers!), and we have a strong German presence in the community. For this styled shoot, we wanted to reflect the romantic elements of the Bavarian heritage, and chose a venue that truly reflects the culture of Milwaukee and the comforts of the Midwest. The Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery is a natural, yet elegant setting, enhanced by rustic wooden tables.
Birch candles and moss vases filled with locally grown dahlias, nigella, sunflowers and hops are a reminder of the beauty of the outdoors. Imported Sahara roses add a touch of wedding formality. Artichoke place card holders mimic the shape of the hops used in the subtle “Oktoberfest” theme. Invitations, menu cards and escort cards introduced the rich colors of the romance of Bavaria, while mugs of locally brewed ale are a natural substitute for a traditional champagne toast. The happy couple shared an authentic German wedding stein. Exquisite European pastries on a natural stand as a delicious alternative to wedding cake, and a perfect late night snack of freshly baked pretzels with beer cheese dip and homemade sausages are served in an ‘Old World’ market style. Bridesmaid and flower girls donned playful dirndls while a decked out accordion player entertained the guests before dinner.