The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

Apr 17 2018

Insanely sweet and vivacious; this stunning botanical gardens engagement shoot is the perfect match for engaged couple, Stephanie and Tyler. The talented husband and wife team at Oak and Iron Photography snapped photos of the gorgeous couple in the Milwaukee area, among trees, gorgeous foliage, the dreamy countryside, and even a downtown brewery. Stephanie shared some of the highlights of their perfect photo shoot day with us.

“We first started the shoot at the Boerner Gardens where it is very lively with flowers and foliage. We then went to the downtown Milwaukee area. We strolled the river walk and stopped by the original Pabst Brewery and took pictures under the infamous sign. It was the perfect day for a photo shoot!” 

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

Their love story and save the date from MagnetStreet is as charming as ever. Stephanie found and personalized a gorgeous save the date that is a perfect match to the leafy crown she adorned for their botanical gardens engagement shoot.

“I chose MagnetStreet because I know I wanted a magnet save-the-date so that our guests could stick it to their fridge and remember the date for the months leading up to our wedding. … I could access the website by Googling save the date wedding magnets, and I was impressed with the design selection and price!” 

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

Watercolor Laurel Save the Date from MagnetStreet

It’s hard to believe their session is not a styled shoot … it’s so real and simply wonderful! The love between Stephanie and Tyler is perfectly captured throughout the boho-esque session. We’ll definitely be crushing on their botanical gardens engagement session for a long time!

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

“Tyler and I got engaged on December 17, 2016 while we were doing one of our favorite winter activities: snowmobiling. The trees were covered with fresh powdered snow and it was an absolutely breathtaking view. It was just him and I atop a large hill when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was perfect.”

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

“My favorite photo from the day is one where Tyler is gently kissing my forehead.” 

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

Their upcoming barn wedding at the Over the Vines vineyard in Edgerton, Wisconsin, is sure to be equally as stunning as their e-session!

“Our wedding colors are wine (very fitting since it’s on a vineyard), grey, and white. I am incorporating a lot of flowers and greenery to make our end of the summer wedding perfect. Inside the barn, they have two gorgeous chandeliers hanging from the ceiling as well as string lights throughout to give it a very elegant feel. My florist, Heidi with Mod Bloom is helping my vision come alive and I can’t wait to see how she helps piece it all together for me with her amazing talents!” 

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

The Perfect Botanical Gardens Engagement Session in Milwaukee

Photography by Oak and Iron Photography | Rockledge, Florida

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This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

Apr 11 2018

We are so enamored over Erika and Walt’s super-romantic vineyard wedding in Virginia! Their lovely day showcased an elegant color palette of vivacious plum and violet, beautiful lush flowers … all against a stunning mountain backdrop. Oh, did we mention the bride entering on horseback? Yes, we are definitely swooning over here!

The impressive Breaux Vineyards played host for the lovely couple’s spring vineyard wedding. Nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains, the vineyard is just outside of Washington, D.C. The grounds are covered in 104 acres of vines and vibrant cherry trees. The interior spaces feature elegant crystal chandeliers, a large fireplace, and breathtaking panoramic views of the vineyards.

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

Crush Summer Color Palette by MagnetStreet Weddings
Plum, Violet, Orchid, Custom Lavender

Their wedding day paints a perfect palette that inspires this Summer 2018 color scheme. As the name implies, we are totally crushing Erika and Walt’s monochromatic purple wedding palette! Purples of every shade are hot this year… and are definitely here to stick around for a long time. Plum purple, violet and soft lavenders intertwined in the most romantic way for this luxe vineyard wedding. It’s a vivacious palette that’s full of dazzling depth!

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

This Enchanting Vineyard Wedding Is A Dream Come True

Credits to the wonderful vendors who made their vineyard wedding a dream come true: 
Photographer:  Jennifer B. Photography//Apparel:pronovias//Musicians: Capitol Harpist//Transportation: Chariots for Hire//Transportation: Harmon’s Hayrides & Carriages//Beauty:JKW Beauty//Equipment Rentals:DC Rentals//Band: Doug Segree Band//Bakery: Cakes Plus//Cinema and Video: Altamira Film Co.//Floral Designer: J. Morris Flowers//Event Planner: Designed Perfectly Events//Reception Venue: Breaux Vineyards//via Two Bright Lights

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Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Apr 4 2018

You are absolutely going to swoon over Victoria and Luke’s fairytale romantic purple outdoor wedding! The historical grounds of Castle Farms in northern Michigan are touted as one of the state’s premier historical attractions … so it’s easy to see why the gorgeous couple chose this as their wedding venue. The grounds feel historical European and really transports you back in time! The castle itself was designed to resemble similar architecture in Normandy, France. {We can’t believe this wedding is in Michigan!}

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

We love the soft shades of purple throughout the details and decor of their big day. Orchid and lavender hues packed a romantic punch against the rich greenery and lush scenery, providing the inspiration for our Exquisite summer color palette.

Lovely bride, Victoria, is just stunning in her lace-detailed dress with her groom looking quite dapper in a cool gray suit! The bride and her bridesmaids carried gorgeous light purple and white hydrangea bouquets, which is so softly sweet and romantic. Light classic floral centerpieces, lace, and baby’s breath perfectly complemented the romantic feel of this purple outdoor wedding!

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Orchid is a soft, romantic shade of pinkish purple that works well with almost any other color, as you can see with this pretty palette. From casual to formal weddings, this gorgeous summer palette is perfection.

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Romantic Purple Outdoor Wedding At The Historical Castle Farms

Credits: Photographer: Christa Hitchcock Photography/Reception Venue: Castle Farms/via Two Bright Lights

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Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautifully Neutral Color Palette

Mar 27 2018

Here in the Midwest, it seems that the winter is just … lingering. Sunshine and warmth, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival! Until then, we will cheer up with sunny thoughts of a beautiful MagnetStreet couple’s summer wedding. Kara and Andrew’s wedding in Maryland was picturesque and featured a super-chic neutral color palette.
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Kara and Andrew met on the first day of their new jobs in their home state of Tennessee. Some time later, he moved to Italy while she relocated to Washington, D.C. Time flew by, and Andrew popped the question to Kara on a quiet park bench. Kara described it, “Andrew spoke the most beautiful words I had ever heard, and before I knew it, he was on one knee and I was sobbing happily, even though I swore I wouldn’t cry.”

We’ll let the photos paint the story of their sophisticated wedding day … showcasing their ravishing neutral color palette, elegant wedding invite from MagnetStreet, lush florals, and stunning venues!
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Grand Soiree Wedding Invite from MagnetStreet Weddings
“I loved that MagnetStreet had a lot options for complete suites that matched and coordinated extremely well. In addition, the order just one program was incredibly valuable in giving me peace of mind on my decisions. I believe that stationery sets the theme of your event for your guests … it’s so much more than just paper. Handsome paper products were very important to me!”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Something borrowed, blue, old, and new!
“My bouquet was wrapped in my great-grandmother’s handkerchief. I also had my maternal grandparents’ wedding rings and a crystal pin that belonged to my paternal grandmother nestled into my bouquet. With the incorporation of the organ, everyone was with me on my big day! My father walked down the aisle with a custom pocket square. It was made from material from my wedding dress, as well as the lace applique from my mom’s veil that she had worn nearly 50 years before.”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

The dress
“I wanted a simple but stylish dress.  I had tried on several at many stores, but they were too white, too sparkly, too lacy….! I found my dress almost a whole year before my big day. I thought it was too good to be true. Even though my amazing friend who was with me that day cried when I walked out wearing what was ultimately ‘the one,’ I didn’t take it right then. They held it for me, and less than 24 hours later I was calling to order it. I couldn’t stop thinking about it after I’d left it!”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Did you decide to do a “first look”?
“Yes! We loved the idea of seeing each other sooner rather than later during the day, especially since we had done a gift exchange and card read without the other one present that day. We also know it would help us ensure we had time devoted to capturing great moments between the two of us.”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Wedding theme with a neutral color palette
“We had a very traditional wedding with our ceremony at a church. We did day-of gifts and cards, toasts, a sit-down meal, first dances, a cake cutting, and a send-off. I couldn’t commit to bold colors, so I chose sage green, gray and silver, classy neutrals that would be universally flattering.”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Favorite photo of the day
“We had a petal toss send off. We were so happy and excited in that moment!”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Not everything went to plan …
“The A/C in our church broke … not ideal for June in the mid-Atlantic. We considered various other options, but powerful fans would have impeded the sound on the video, and possibly ruined some hair styles or caused a Marilyn Monroe-type incident. Scrambling to set up the reception venue didn’t seem worth it, not mention would have been a hassle to communicate to guests last minute. We gave out fans and refreshing wipes (like on airplanes) to all of our guests. Thankfully, our ceremony was short!”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Choosing the venues
“Our venues represented us very well. We are both from Tennessee, so having southern food was great for the rehearsal dinner. We’ve both been to Italy, and Andrew even lived there in Bologna for a year, so having the reception at an Italian restaurant was very meaningful. One of my ceremony venue requirements was an organ, because my late grandfather made a career playing the organ, and there is nothing like the rich sound of a pipe organ.”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Highlight of the day
“We were blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful family members and friends.  Even though they were there to have a good time, they wanted to help us! People were great about offering us drinks and taking care of us as we were getting ready and throughout day during our photos.”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

Yum … wedding cake(s)
“We had cake (strawberry amaretto) and cupcakes. The cupcake flavors were nods to our heritage.  Bourbon vanilla – because what’s more southern than bourbon? In addition, I lived in Fort Lauderdale for eight years, so the vanilla represents the Caribbean influence. And Black & White, like the cookie, an homage to New York City where Andrew’s paternal relatives are from … and a place we frequently visit and have fond memories.”
Sophisticated Wedding With A Beautiful Neutral Color Palette

The bride’s advice
“Never forget it’s yours and your groom’s special day. Make your day your own and include things that are important to you.Don’t get caught up in what’s trendy on Pinterest or Instagram. Genuineness always comes through, and people can feel that. Your guests will find a way to have fun!”


The following talented wedding vendors turned their wedding day dream into a reality:
Ceremony: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church | Reception: Positano Ristorante | Rings: Nelson Coleman Jewelers | Photographer: Lee Hickman, Weddings by Lee | Videography: Video Express Productions  | Florist: Stephanie’s Secret Garden | Hair & Makeup: Priscilla M Beauty | Planner: Heather, Divine & Elegant Events, LLC | Cake(s): Lauren, SweEat Dreams n’ Sunshine | Music: Amy Costanzo, “DJ ‘Zo” | Dress: Love Couture Bridal | Dress alterations: iCON Bridal & Formal | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse

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