Grace and Christopher’s wedding at The Box Milwaukee is the ultimate vintage botanical inspiration! The couple incorporated whimsical DIY details in their cabaret-style wedding such as multicolored escort cards, tabletop greenery planted by the bride, and the sweetest ceremony rug hooked by the bride’s grandmother. We think Grace’s Lost in Paris lace gown and Christopher’s botanical print tie add the coolest touches of vintage whimsy to their wedding! Studio-29 Photography + Design captured Grace and Christopher’s day beautifully, including an especially gorgeous first look that includes the couple’s dog.
Grace and Christopher
The Box Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The “first look” in the park near our home was a quiet and intimate moment before the buzz of the wedding ceremony and reception.
Chris and I were very lucky to work with Ren and Caleb of Studio-29 Photography. Caleb met with Chris and Ren met with me as we got ready. They were the only ones around when we had our “first look” and we had a fun and excited car ride together to the venue. They took the formality out of being in front of the camera and produced photos beyond our expectations.
Additionally, I made all of the name cards and with the help of a friend, all of the paper heart toothpicks for the doughnut tower.
Don’t be afraid to go outside of what is customary. We had a short ceremony led by a judge in the venue that served as both a ceremony and reception space. The food was from our favorite taco restaurant and the “cake” was a tower of doughnuts. We also chose to forgo a wedding party, programs, favors, and a lengthy guest list. Although these were non-traditional choices, they ended up being well received and embraced by our guests.
I planted all of the plants for the centerpieces and created the gold wire table numbers.
My grandmother hooked a rug that we stood on during the ceremony. I wore my great-grandmothers pearl necklace and carried my late grandmothers handkerchief.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Studio 29
Venue – The Box Milwaukee
Floral Design – Milwaukee Flower Company
Catering – Bel Air Cantina
Cake – Holey Moley Doughnuts
Officiant – Judge Derek Mosely
DJ – Milwaukee Airwaves
Invitations – Betty Lu Paperie
Makeup Artist – Lustrous Beauty Studio
Hair Styling – LMS Hair Design
Wedding Dress – Lost in Paris
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Congratulations to Grace and Christopher, and a huge thanks to Studio-29 Photography + Design for sharing their wedding with us! Want more quirky, flower-inspired wedding inspo? Then you’ve got to see this whimsical glam Londonderry, Vermont wedding in the woods!