Posts Tagged Milwaukee Anthropologie

A Milwaukee Wedding-Roots Cellar {casey & carlos}

Weddings with boutique hotels, amazing food and venues with grand views offer a refreshing change of pace to the creative eye. If I were to plan my wedding all over again there are many things I would do differently. Weddings like Casey and Carlos would greatly inspire me because the flow of the day was effortless, beauty was everywhere, special moments were felt by all and my favorite, smiles galore.

Although, doing a bride and groom first look can be magical, there is something so romantic to me when our couples decide to wait. To witness Casey and Carlos readying from across town, building in anticipation of the moment their eyes first meet on their wedding day, that moment is so classic. Hand written vows stop me in my tracks, if I could, I’d pull my camera away from my eye just to soak in the power of those once in a lifetime spoken words. It is by our words that we are judged, understood and valued. It was really beautiful to witness their raw emotion for one another.

Casey and Carlos planned a perfect wedding that focused on what meant most to them; dear family and friends, lavish food, creative cocktails and a playlist of songs that had meaning and purpose to both of them. It’s intimate celebrations like this that stand out amongst all of the wedding we capture. Upon departing for the evening, hugs goodbye is truly a grand feeling, making us feel more like a welcomed guest and part of the family.

Thank you, Casey and Carlos, for welcoming us to capture the day you let your love shine.

Carlos, such a sharp dresser, love it!

It’s so sweet when both Mom and Dad are there to help put finishing touches on their little girl. Sophia and her grandmother.

I love brides with bright striking lips, it’s such a classically beautiful look.

From dad, to Casey, to Carlos…what a beautiful display of love shown in their emotions

TIP: If you’re planning your wedding on a budget, even if you aren’t, consider cutting a HUGE chunk of expense by inviting only your truly closest friends and family to celebrate at an intimate venue. Imagine having your wedding celebration at your most favorite restaurant and being able to chat and mingle with everyone you invited. Imagine truly enjoying your day instead of rushing from one place to another. Imagine the honeymoon you could take with all your ‘saved’ money!

Dress Designer :: Becky Palin

Suit :: j.crew

Cake :: Eat Cake

Venue :: Roots Restaurant and Cellar

Hair Piece :: Anthropologie

Shoes :: Badgley Mischka

Groom Prep, Honeymoon Suite :: Iron Horse Hotel

Framed Art :: Attic Destash – Etsy

Anthropologie Elves

As artists, we thrive on our own creativity but we’re also drawn to the energy of other creatives who equally appreciate the beauty of design, movement, light and the love to make beautiful things. About a week ago we came across a post on Anthropologie‘s Facebook page about a Holiday Display Workshop. Being an adorer of the color palette, textures and overall creativity of this brand it was a no-brainer that going was a must. The focus of the workshop was to be hands-on involved with the 2011 holiday window display they are currently creating and to have open chit chat with their artistic team. Like little holiday elves we got to work creating a collection of reflective orbs using simple yet beautiful materials: clean stir sticks, twisted wire, styrofoam balls and a little glue. It was like being back in art school studio with old friends.

Kari, mom and I were delightfully greeted by Kim and Tara who are the full-time creative team at Anthro’s Third Ward Milwaukee store. Once we were given instructions on this years creation we had the opportunity to discuss the brand a bit more in depth. Upon inquiring about the inspiration of each unique seasonal display, we learned that they create mainly from simple every-day materials, recycled textures and organics that reflect each coming season. The fall 2011 windows made use of funky gourds and a complimenting pallet of magenta, pink and orange fabrics that made you want to rethink your decorating ideas for autumn this year. Something so simple yet so stunning is what I find myself thinking each time I have the chance to visit their boutique.

Thank you and love to our mother for the talent she gave us and encourages us to discover the depths of each and every day. We have you to thank for entrusting us with your camera when we were 8 and 10 years old and for always encouraging us to follow our dreams. We love you and are so happy to share this journey with you.