Annie & Aaron came to us hoping to create a magical, Midwestern wedding convocation and reception, to celebrate one year of marriage after an intimate elopement at San Ysidro Ranch.
Building this day and design was a wonderful test of both flexibility and creativity. Marrying Annie’s impeccable style, the turning of the season here in Wisconsin, and their Santa Barbara delights and Midwestern roots, we helped them ideate and produce a really unique, opulent affair – all while planning completely remotely! With the help of one pretty incredible team and a whole lot of determination, we pulled off an amazing celebration at the Grain Exchange in downtown Milwaukee, just over one year after their beautiful wedding day (and with two new additions in tow). 🙂
Combining their love of the Santa Barbara sunsets, a nod to their San Ysidro nuptials, and Annie’s love for the finer details, we collaborated to design a gorgeous reception space, complete with gingko-patterned napkins, gold-rimmed glassware, mother-of-pearl flatware and a beautifully detailed dance floor and surroundings. Thanks to the magical touch of the team at Life in Bloom, the grand centerpieces, pin spotting and candlelight helped give the room a magnificent glow; a perfect representation of exactly how Aaron & Annie radiated throughout their entire day.
Congratulations to you two, and to your beautiful family! It was such a pleasure to be a part of this day, and the continuation of your wonderful love story. All the best to you, Mr. and Mrs. Jahnke!
Ceremony Venue: St Florian Parish | Reception Venue: Grain Exchange | Getting Ready & Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn | Catering & Bar: Bartolotta’s | Photography: Jake Anderson | Videography: Pave Media | Planning & Design: Elevate Events | Floral, Lighting, Production: Life in Bloom | Hair & Makeup: Wide Eyed Bride | Entertainment: Jarrell Entertainment / Sound Check Entertainment | Cake: Aggie’s Bakery | Chairs & Stage: Canopies | Table Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Ginkgo Napkins & Linens: Lola Valentina | Chargers: BBJ La Tavola | Dinnerware, Flatware, Glassware: Hall’s Rental | Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party | Menus & Escort Cards: Full Circle Press | Invitation: Sarah Drake Design | Lounge Furniture: CORT | Transportation: High Class Limousine