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Bride and groom kissing in front of balloon exhibit in Milwaukee

Meet M&M.

Margaret and Michael are an absolute delight. They are quirky, loads of fun, completely in love with each other, and wildly creative, which makes for a very exuberant wedding planning process. We were happy to take their wedding vision and run with it, ending up with an artistic and expressive wedding day that we will never forget.

In terms of what vibe they wanted in their wedding, they were shooting for nerdy, unique, and personal. Their whole wedding was based around elements that are special to them. Their ceremony songs are from some of their favorite fantasy movies, including elements from tv shows they love, also incorporating elements from Dungeons and Dragons, and more. 

They chose purple and silver as their wedding colors, showing off a favorite color from both the bride and groom. 

Nerdy wedding details dungeons and dragons
Groom getting ready on wedding day
Bride and mom getting in wedding dress on wedding day
Bride getting in wedding dress on wedding morning
Groom getting hair ready on wedding day
Groom and groomsmen cheers on wedding morning

When it came time to do a first look and choose fun Milwaukee spots for portraits of Margaret & Michael, we had great options! M&M chose to have their first look at the Milwaukee Public Library, and the bubble exhibit. The bubble exhibit was in Milwaukee at the time, a gorgeous and FUN art installation that served as an AMAZING backdrop.

Couple right before first look in Milwaukee museum
Bride and groom kissing in Milwaukee Public Library
Bride and groom kissing in a closing elevator
Bride and groom dramatic portrait on stairs of Milwaukee Public Library
Bride and groom at the bubble exhibit
Bride and groom at the bubble exhibit
Bride and groom kissing at the bubble exhibit
Bride and groom kissing at the bubble exhibit in Milwaukee

Venue: Milwaukee Public Museum

Margaret and Michael love museums, and the Milwaukee Public Museum is one of their favorites. Michael surprised Margaret with a Valentine’s Day show in the planetarium for our anniversary one year, and that’s still one of her favorite dates.

The museum’s planetarium was chosen as the ceremony venue, and the stars projected in the planetarium were the same stars that shone in the sky on the night M&M met in Israel.

Bride and groom in front of aquarium glass
Milwaukee Public Museum lobby before wedding
Planetarium wedding ceremony
Audience watching planetarium wedding ceremony
Bride and groom right after planetarium wedding ceremony
Groom with mom after wedding ceremony
Bride and wedding party in Milwaukee museum
Bridal party with bride and groom in Milwaukee in blue and purple
Wedding party in downtown Milwuakee

When it came time for the reception, we set up shop in Haymarket Square for the wedding reception. What a creative spot for a wedding reception!! It was such a fabulous creative experience for us to carry out Margaret & Michael’s vision, to experience the dancing in the “streets”, to the traditional Hora during the dance, and all these FUN people! We wish we could live this day again; it was so so so special.

Wedding reception at Haymarket Square
Tickets to haymarket square for bride and groom
Food from wedding reception at Milwaukee Public Museum
Groomsmen toasting bride and groom at Milwaukee Public Museum wedding
Sci fi wedding cake
Groom and mom dancing at Milwaukee museum wedding reception
Table setting at wedding reception at Haymarket Square at Milwaukee Public Museum
Parents of groom give toast at Milwaukee Public Museum wedding reception
Bride and groom first dance at Milwaukee Public Museum
Bride and groom dance Hora at wedding reception
Bride in party dress at wedding reception

Margaret & Michael's Wedding Vendors

As you can tell, this wedding was a work of art – in part thanks to Margaret & Michael for dreaming up such a magnificent celebration, and to the wedding pros who made that dream happen. To be directed to each vendor’s website, click on the business name.

All our love!

Margaret and Michael,

Thank you for trusting us to plan your wedding. Your vision was a great one – one of the most creative we have ever seen! What a joy for us to be part of your day – you are two fabulous people, and we are cheering you on.

All our love!

Marsha & Team

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