I just knew this day was going to be amazing. Not because of any one “thing” about it… yes, the details were gorgeous, the colors were soft & pretty, but regardless of how it looked, it was the people that made it what it was.
Catie & Sean are so sweet, so in love, down-to-earth, and FUN. I don’t think 5 minutes went by at any point of the day where Catie wasn’t laughing and/or dancing, and where Sean wasn’t smiling at her. You can just feel how much they love each other. They are soulmates and best friends.
We showed up to their downtown Milwaukee hotel and received the warmest welcome. I already knew a few of the bridesmaids, and shot one of their weddings back in spring of 2019! It just makes it even more special when we already have a relationship with our couple’s closest friends! I got to work on styling Catie’s gorgeous bridal details, and then we got her into her dress. Catie really wanted a First Look with her Dad and brothers. She has three brothers, and you can tell how much they adore her. Before they came in, Catie said, “They’re definitely going to cry!” so I was ready with the tissues. And she was right! She brought them all to tears.
Sean and Catie’s ceremony was a traditional Catholic Mass. Afterwards, we went to the Third Ward for portraits. They wanted a very urban, modern, edgy style of portraits, and Milwaukee’s Third Ward is perfect for that. Their venue, Jan Serr, has the very same moody & modern feel with dark colors, low light and a wall of windows overlooking the city.
They danced and laughed their way through their reception, and I just have this feeling that they’re going to do the same with their marriage. It’s going to be filled with joy, laughter, happiness, and warmth. Just like Sean & Catie are. I follow Catie on Instagram and get to see all of their life updates, home projects, and fun times together and I’m so excited to continue doing that with this new chapter of theirs.
Congratulations, newlyweds! You’re officially Mr. & Mrs. HARVEY!!
THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Ceremony Venue: St. Robert’s Parish
Reception Venue: Jan Serr
Florist: Northgate Floral
Dress: Lis Simon | Dress store: Bucci’s Bridal | Makeup: BELVISO by Ellie & Beth | Videographer: Media by Marah | Desserts: Grebes Donuts | Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Menswear: The Black Tux | DJ: Sound by Design