How would you describe Gloria and Mara's wedding....? The first thing that came to mind was ALL SMILES! Seriously, not only Mara and Gloria were smiling all day, but so were their friends and family. There were so many smiles, I only wish I could have captured them all!
I met Mara and Gloria of Artery Ink through our dear friends Kate and Cody from Big White Yeti when I started connecting with the Milwaukee Makers Market circle. And I am so glad I did. They became fast friends and I was beyond excited and extremely honored when they asked me to photograph their stunning Ivy House wedding.
Because they are artists themselves, we had to go to Black Cat Alley to get some colorful photos along with some of their favorite artists.
Also, if you haven't checked out their amazing art, please do so at the link below:
To say that Mara and Gloria LOVE Katy Perry, is an understatement. They had Katy Perry Shoes, jewelry and their first dance was to the Katy Perry song Unconditionally. They have had the opportunity to meet her 3x, once they were flown out to Germany! So, naturally, when we were doing photos, I asked them to give me their best Katy Perry face (see the above photo for Gloria's version, and Mara giggling away).
As we continued planning their photo locations... we simply had to do a mix of nature and city. Mara and Gloria love the outdoors and hiking, so naturally The Urban Ecology Center was a perfect choice.
I was even more excited when they told me they were having their reception at The Ivy House in Walkers Point. I have been dreaming of photographing there since Milwaukee Airwaves opened the space. Because frankly, they are the best DJ's and Venue combination in Milwaukee.
You remember when I said that their wedding day was full of smiles, just check out every photo of their ceremony below... ALL SMILES THE ENTIRE TIME!
And of course, one of the best Neon signs at a wedding venue I've ever seen... " 'Til Death "is the perfect back drop for these two. Even during their vows, Mara said "I am excited to spend the rest of our time together on this earth and whatever comes next"... she was much more elegant with the wording... If I can get the exact wording I will update the post :)
Mara and Gloria were welcomed into their reception with a standing ovation, and cheers from everyone in the room. The smiles were prevalent!
This wedding was one for the history books and I am so happy and proud to have documented it form them.
Thank you Mara and Gloria for asking me to be part of your wedding day.
And a huge thank you to all the vendors involved: