Gina + Rhyan at River Valley Historic Venue

Here in Milwaukee, we see a lot of blush pinks and soft colors, romantic florals and traditional weddings. While we appreciate the tried and true, there is another side to Milwaukee that we wanted to showcase. Milwaukee is, after all, known for breweries, motorcycles, and has its fair share of unique, creative individuals. So we wanted to bring a bit of that edge into this styled shoot.
River Valley Historic Venue is a new venue to the city, complete with Cream City brick and wonderful windows to let in that afternoon sunlight. We wanted to style this shoot in a way that could stretch from spring into fall, so we used a various tones of blue, warm golds, and touches of greens in tones from chartreuse to mint. Our model, Gina has tattoos so we wanted to offset that with a unique but feminine dress - so we were excited to find this pale blue Theia dress and a coordinating Martina Liana veil. Gina's makeup was subtly glam, and her hair was styled in a 90's throwback kind of way. We brought on The Bevy Bar, a mobile bar (complete with the most adorable retro-modern wallpaper) and styled Gina with both a denim and leather jacket. We want to show brides that it's A-OK to let their selves shine through the details of their wedding day; to not be afraid to combine throwback hairstyles with modern and romantic gowns. To not worry about style a vintage mobile bar with acrylic sitting chairs. To add watercolor touches to their cake, opalescent glasses to their tablescape, and combine cool tones and soft fabrics with rough brick and warm, distressed wood.

v e n d o r s

Photography - Stephanie Koppa - Photographer

Associate Photographer - Courtney Blundon

Styling + Planning - Emily Head of Events To A T

Associate Styling + Planning - Molly Schmelling of Events To A T

Venue - River Valley Historic Venue

Florals - Five Green Acres

Mobile Bar - The Bevy Bar

Desserts - Hailey’s Sweets & Treats

Invitation Suite - Paperwhites

Dress + Veil - White Dress Bridal Boutique

Hairstyling - Amy Hufford

MUA - Opal Bloom

Linens - BBJ Linen