Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:13PM
A long-awaited return to the Schlitz Audubon center, and an even more eagerly anticipated rendezvous with Steph and Pete who rather unlikely probably had a colder time in their fall engagement session, the balmy December mooting the worries planning for a winter wedding... thankfully they were just as blessed in every other aspect of their big day, surrounded by their wonderful friends and family who gathered late for the ceremony with plenty of audience participation including some ring-warming, lots of cheering for the many ropes the officiant used to tie them up together and a native-american yarn-less cats cradle and some minor carpentry for the happy couple... much better than sitting and singing... not that there wasn't plenty of that when the dancefloor kicked off... Steph & Pete. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:56PM
Magically avoiding horrible weather, a brisk late autumn day proved to be just right for Nebraska natives Steph & Mike on their triumphant return to Milwaukee and the Marcus, the spot they became engaged.. not before a trip to Menomonee Falls for formalities of course and a bus trip that transformed them from one of the most reserved wedding parties into the rowdy raunchy bunch that crushed what was probably the biggest party in M-town last night... as Mike so wisely remarked in relation to the evening's big surprise, "It's not a party til the wieners come out"... (he was, of course, talking about the Brewer's own famous racing sausages storming the dancefloor..probably only outdone on the dancefloor by Steph who is probably still dancing as I write this... what a dynamo)... Steph & Mike. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 27, 2014 11:00AM
The gorgeous Alexa & Darren summoned perhaps the last glorious gasp of autumn for their Milwaukee wedding, and it was no less fitting that Alexa's name comprises most of the letters in the word 'relax' as I've rarely seen a more laid back bride...however when things are bound to go this well, why worry? After completing the formalities, it was off lakeside for the first stop amongst leaf-tornados, photo-bombing another wedding before heading off to the Commerce street bridge, hang out with some weirdos down there and finally into Trocadero for some drinks, then off to the reception...some epic speeches, tears, plenty of laughs and plenty of drinks for one fo the fastest filling dancefloors we've seen... Alexa & Darren. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, October 13, 2014 4:55PM
It's a tough life having to spend the day hanging out some of my favourite people.... every last one of them beautiful and having to take their pictures... all weddings are fun... some are funner... this kind is the funnest. Meeting up with Lauren at the venue of the day before the first trip around the Third Ward with the girls, then Matt and his guys for the second.. a quick break to get them hitched before going around a third time with the whole bunch before settling down for dinner, some speeches (not least another Mr. P epic) before everything descended into bedlam on one of the fastest-filling dancefloors I've ever seen... it was everything Lauren & Matt deserved and more... just wish there was another Perry sister for round 3... Lauren & Matt. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, September 22, 2014 10:45AM
Day two of the double-header was Melissa & Eric's big Milwaukee blowout... aside from a cameo appearance of a short storm to remind us of their storm-riven engagement session, a perfect day it was.. kicking off in the swanky new Potawatomi hotel over looking the city, we hauled off to the exquisite St Josephat Basilica for the formalities, then a quick stop in the Third Ward and Bradford before heading to the ICC for the party replete with an untold number of exquisite examples Melissa's handiwork for the party for the real festivities... and no fires were started thanks to the chinese lanterns which was a huge plus... Melissa & Eric. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, July 21, 2014 4:16PM
Gosh, I could have shot these guys with a potato and they still would have looked gorgeous... after giving their planner a brief heart attack after showing up late to get strapped in, it was full steam ahead with some dubious suit options from the guys, and off to Gesu for the formalities with a stop for some kick-assery with their awesome bridal army in the Fifth Ward (complete with guys in lingerie and a rail track team) and photobombing a few other weddings while scaling the lakeshore rocks in heels and knickers/plus fours before ending up at the equally sumptuous Wisconsin Club for a party of epic proportions.. Ellie & Travis. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Monday, July 14, 2014 4:39PM
Kicking off downtown after colonizing a salon for themselves, Sarah threw on her dress and we headed off to the church with a quick stop off on the KK river parkway for a warp speed first look with Mike... jitters calmed, the church soon packed to capacity it was onwards and upwards to being married in Serbian Orthodox style... a extensively orchestrated family formals session later a trolley-ride back downtown for a session at the MAM where had every kind of weather in the space of 15 minutes before heading off to the reception with a few hundred of their nearest and dearest which made for possibly the fastest swarmed dancefloor in Wisconsin's history... Sarah & Mike. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:48PM
Day two of the first double-header weekend finds long-time sweethearts Kristina & Ryan finally getting hitched in Milwaukee in splendid style, kicking off at St John's cathedral (with the priest's mustache one of the main attractions) and finishing off at the Grain Exchange... in between we slummed it at my favourite Fifth Ward location with the bridal army as it appears the whole Third Ward is under construction... after climbing around in the dirt for a while it was back to join the immense party and reception with what felt like half of Milwaukee in attendance... but with a couple as amazing as Kristina and Ryan, it's little wonder so many folks wanted in on the action... Kristina & Ryan. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 4:41PM
While the world celebrated D-Day, Jessica & Matt had one storming of their own at the Pabst this friday, from their humble beginnings at Taco Hell to the culmination of their relationship at a beer hall's sun drenched courtyard surrounded by their brilliant friends and family, which was quite a change from our last meeting in desolate, snowy Pewaukee... it was quite an apt location given the free-flowing libations... getting ready at the Brewhouse Inn, wine locked away during the ceremony, plenty of shots and a rousing rendition of the Thunderstruck drinking game just before we headed out.. wouldn't be surprised if the hangovers are just clearing now on Sunday night... Jessica & Matt. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.