Sara & Max

Aug. 21, 2010 with a ceremony at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church and reception at Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee

It was a wedding day highlighted with international flavor for Sara and Max Ekesi. The pews of Milwaukee’s St. Hedwig’s church were filled with family and friends from California, Texas, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, Nigeria, Italy and more. In keeping with Nigerian tradition, Max’s mother’s friends created blue dresses and headdresses for the ceremony—a celebratory sign of solidarity and support for the couple. Guests from near and far were touched as officiant Father Tim Kitzke recounted Sara’s family history in St. Hedwig’s, dating back to the founding of the church. During the reception, the couple made sure to visit each guest by distributing Jordan almonds, which were carefully packaged in hand-crocheted and ribbon-adorned sachets by Max’s grandmother, who flew in from Rome.

Gown: Melissa Sweet | Jewelry: Kendra Scott | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Gowns: Zita Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Neroli Salon & Spa | Catering: Bartolotta Catering Co. | Cake: Simma’s Bakery | Flowers: Impressions by Esther Fleming | Linens: BBJ Linen | Placecards, Programs & Videography: Lucky 13 Productions

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