Rooted in Love | Milwaukee Styled Wedding Inspiration

Guys, we need to catch you up on this spring inspired shoot that was just featured on Ruffled! Trust me, your eyes are in for a treat!

Brought together by Instagram

I've met some of the coolest people on Instagram. It's by far my favorite form of social media and, after perusing my feed of pretty little squares last summer, I commented on a post by a new event design studio, Mint and Lovely Studios. I loved their light, clean aesthetic and their creative ideas for gatherings. Haley and Emilee have some of the most distinctive ideas and I noticed that I double tapped on just about all of them!

Planning a photoshoot

After going back and forth fairly regularly in comments, the idea of a collaboration sprung to life! We had weekly meetings to create a meaningful story and style and I'm pretty sure that, because of the planning leading up to this, we created some of my new favorite images!

I mean, with florals like that, dresses from my fave, BHLDN, and some wonderful, beautiful souls to photograph, what's not to love?? And, after this shoot, I totally went home and made myself an ombre dip-dyed table runner! (maybe if you comment really nicely below, Haley and Emilee would do a DIY post??)

Organic Milwaukee Wedding Inspiration

My favorite aspect of this shoot was that we created wedding inspiration that celebrates Milwaukee in a more organic and unconventional way than I had ever seen. No Brewer's logos or beer and cheese for this shoot, but we still celebrated the things that remind us of Milwaukee, the Third Ward, family heritage, and the Lakefront.

You can read more about the inspiration story behind our Rooted in Love shoot over on Ruffled blog (and if you're a bride planning to fly home for your wedding, you'd probably be totally inspired by that post!) but enjoy a selection of our favorite photos from this collaboration, based on the idea of coming back to your roots for your wedding.

Many thanks to these talented souls for their work:

Styling: Mint & Lovely Studios | Florals: Milwaukee Flower Company | Venue/ Catering: Onesto  | Donuts: Holey Moley | Invitation Chocolates - Red Elephant Chocolate | Calligraphy: Hope Scott Calligraphy | Sequin Tablecloth: Event Essentials | Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN | Accessories: Shop Lizzibeth | H/MU: Dana Welch  | Models: Jenna Dickson, Katelyn Kosinski 

bride in BHLDN dress at her classy Milwaukee wedding

bride and groom in BHLDN dresses and bow ties at a Milwaukee wedding

classy bridal party at a Milwaukee wedding

bride and groom at their Milwaukee, WI wedding

classy bridal party in BHLDN dresses and bow ties at a Milwaukee wedding

Milwaukee Bride in a BHLDN wedding dress standing in a stone archway

bride and groom at their Milwaukee, WI wedding

wedding invitation suite by Hope Scott Calligraphy

wedding invitation suite by Hope Scott Calligraphy

Third Ward loft wedding reception table with metal tub chairs and DIY dip dyed muslin table runner

DIY bride and groom wedding reception chair signs

Casual and elegant Milwaukee Third Ward Loft Wedding reception

wedding reception table with metal tub chairs and DIY dip dyed muslin table runner

hanging floral chandelier at a Milwaukee Wedding Reception

DIY wedding table sign at a Milwaukee Third Ward Loft Wedding

food from Onesto at a Milwaukee Third Ward Wedding reception

food from Onesto at a Milwaukee Third Ward Wedding reception

Donut table at a Milwaukee third Ward loft wedding

Donut table at a Milwaukee third Ward loft wedding

DIY trendy Donut dessert table sign

Donut table at a Milwaukee third Ward loft wedding

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Bride and groom at their Milwaukee Third Ward Loft Wedding