Alissa and Melissa’s spring Mercantile Hall wedding could not have been more beautiful, in every sense of the word! These two had been planning their wedding since late 2019, after their separate proposals to each other. When their day finally arrived, everyone was ready to celebrate!
We got lucky with sunny spring skies and perfect Wisconsin weather, which made for lovely outdoor photos around the venue. The all-female wedding party were stunning in purple, not to mention their pre-ceremony rainbow flannels! Mel and Alissa got ready separately, with their emotional first look along the ivy wall at the venue’s Urb Garden. The couple were married in an outdoor ceremony by Mel’s aunt Liz, and the entire day was full of love and happy tears.
Some of my favorite details from this day include the brides’ matching wedding bands, identical shoes, and the paint-pouring ceremony which included Melissa’s two daughters. The four of them created a colorful canvas to signify the official blending of their families. And, of course – we couldn’t miss the opportunity for photos with Suesanna in the courtyard! Their romantic first dance as newlyweds was a perfect way to kick off the evening. I don’t think Alissa and Mel stopped smiling the entire day – it was an absolute honor to be a part of.
Alissa and Mel: Thank you again for having us in May!!! Your wedding day was such a joy to capture, I couldn’t be happier for you two. Cheers to a lifetime together 🙂
Venue: Mercantile Hall/Getting Ready Location: The Coffee House at Chestnut + Pine/Mel’s Dress: Essence of Australia/Alissa’s Dress: Stella York/Shoes: Nina/Florals: B’s Bouquets/Hair & Makeup: Silhouette Salon/Invitation: Minted/Jeweler: David Liska/Ceremony musicians: Violin by Vicki/DJ: Milwaukee Airwaves/Caterer: Chef David’s Catering/2nd photographer: Jeremy