Christine and Mark had a captivating rural wedding near Milwaukee, WI. A Milwaukee wedding might sound urban and Midwest, but Christine and Mark’s day was full of rustic, country elegance. They chose the Barn at Trinity Park as the setting for their nuptials, and the result was a dreamy summer wedding.
Like many brides, Christine started the day surrounded by her bridesmaids as they all got ready together. To amp up the excitement early in the day (and give the bridal prep photos a cohesive look), the women rocked coordinating tees. All the bridesmaids wore blush tees that said “bridesmaid,” while Christine donned a fitting “bride” shirt in white. We love the coordinating shirts! It’s a cheaper alternative to matching bridal robes, and it looks just as cute.
Christine’s lace sheath dress was absolutely stunning. The rhinestone details coordinated with the details on her bridal flats and drop earrings. We always love a dress detail photo, but the backdrop Christine’s photographer was especially gorgeous. Using an old wooden door between two silos to frame the dresses really made the details stand out, and it served to enhance the mood of the day in the photos.
Christine kept things soft and simple when it came to the flowers, too. They were a mix of light peach, light pink, and cream. This color scheme complimented the bridesmaid's dresses, which were varying shades of pink and cream. Each of the women wore a different fabric, and we love the texture that brought to the bridal party’s look, and the shorter length of the dresses tied it all together.
The simple outdoor ceremony was perfectly romantic. Close friends and family stood by as the couple said their I Do’s under a decorated arch. Christine and Mark kept the gorgeous simplicity going for their group photos. The bridal party was framed by the green grass below them and the blue sky above. For their couples photos, Christine and Mark stood under a sprawling tree with the sun overhead. It was stunning.
For the reception, the couple created a transformative experience for their guests with their attention to detail. Each of these details — like the metallic blush mason jars with pearl detailing that were used as vases, was simple but impeccably executed. The couple really embraced signage, too. Christine and Mark sat behind “Mr.” And “Mrs” lettering respectively, while the message “LOVE” was featured in large letters above, as well as in some garland. The soft color scheme and romantic fabrics used brought an air of romance to the bar. This contrasted nicely against the impressive arched ceiling of the venue space and wooden details.