What do you get when you combine two adventurous people that are head-over-heels for each other, a picturesque park setting, and the prettiest garden-style, organic flowers? Julia + Troy’s wedding day at Underwood Park in Milwaukee! Even a morning shower couldn’t stop these two from having their ceremony outdoors, and I couldn’t have been happier that they did. Few people love the outdoors as much as these two, and it was their dream to say their vows under the open sky — and so they did.
Let me brag about these two for a moment, because I know full well they wouldn’t say these things about themselves, but this is all very true. Julia + Troy are the exact definition of selfless, hardworking (really…ready on) people. Troy hand-built their ceremony arbor specifically for the wedding day! I also heard (true) rumors that they themselves showed up at the public park in the days prior to work on the weeding and landscaping. To top it off, most of the wedding was DIY perfection, carefully crafted by Julia + Troy themselves. They did choose to hire an amazing florist, Jane Kelly Floral, to design Julia’s dream florals — loose garden-style bouquets and a garland and arrangements for their outdoor ceremony. Troy + Julia also love food (a trait I absolutely share with them!), so they treated guests to a delicious range of appetizers like mac ‘n cheese bites to a build-your-own slider bar for their reception meal, prepared by Tall Guy + A Grill.
Julia + Troy moved to Montana shortly after their wedding, and are now living in an area where hiking + being outdoors is a huge part of daily life. What a dream! J+T, I can’t thank you enough for asking me along to document your beautiful + organic day! Wishing you two all the happiness + hiking that’s possible in life, lots of hugs to you both.
Wedding Creatives + Vendors:
Ceremony + reception venue: Will-O-Way Underwood Park (Milwaukee, WI) // Bride’s Gown: Wtoo from Miss Ruby // Bride’s accessories: Kate Spade (shoes) Doobeadoo Designs (earrings) // Groom’s attire: Calvin Klein (suit), CeeDadaKoo (tie) // Bridesmaid attire: various from Miss Ruby // Groomsmen attire: Calvin Klein (suits), CeeDadaKoo (bowties), Dapper Gent (suspenders) // Floral designs: Jane Kelly Floral // Photography: Laurelyn Savannah Photography // Catering: Tall Guy + A Grill // Ice Cream Sundae Bar: Purple Door Ice Cream // DJ: Adam Schneider // Wildflower seed favors: Fabb Creations // Paper goods, table numbers, place cards: DIY by the bride! // Ceremony arbor, crates, welcome sign + photo frame: DIY by the groom!