Candace & Michael

July 16, 2011 at the Astor Hotel in Milwaukee

Candace Gename and Michael Davies ended their wedding reception just as their first date concluded: over laughs and beers at a local bar. The pair met in Minneapolis, where they worked just down the hall from each other at the University of Minnesota. Their cordial co-worker rapport soon turned to more, including (at one point) a long-distance relationship and then an engagement. For their summer wedding though, they returned to their Brew City roots, hosting a ceremony at St. Joseph's Church in Racine, where—years earlier—Candace and her maid of honor caused ruckus during their Brownie meetings. (The girls never made it to the Girls Scouts level.) With Candace's great great grandmother's engagement pin attached to her bouquet, the now-newlyweds exchanged vows, and the celebrated the night away at the Astor Hotel alongside friends and family.

Gown: Blue by Enzoani, Images of Racine | Bridesmaid dresses: Jim Hjelm | Groom's apparel: Jean Yves, Images of Racine | Flowers: Petals Floral Design | Invitations: Three Wishes | Cake: Simma's Bakery and O&H Danish Bakery | DJ: Muzic in Motion | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Makeup: Sabrina Carroll, MAC Makeup | Seamstress: Becky's Custom Sewing and Design | Hair: Tangles Salon

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