Judy and Patrick hosted a joyful day on the shores of Lake Michigan.
A Sweet Rustic-Vintage Styled Wedding at Barn at Trinity Peak
Early spring in Wisconsin can be a tricky time of year. One day it's raining and chilly. One day it's sunny and warm. And one day snow is piling up underfoot. And all is possible within the same week! Mother Nature's temperamental ways can make it difficult to plan a wedding in the off season, but this time of year often comes with other perks in the way of discounts and higher availability. Still it may be hard to imagine your dream wedding day without full, lush trees and bright blue skies. And that's why we can't get enough of what a group of Milwaukee-area vendors did with this styled shoot at the Barn at Trinity Peak. The vendors thoughtfully constructed an imaginary wedding day filled with vintage, rustic touches and soft pops of color that evoke the feeling of spring. As you'll see in the delightful photos taken by McNiel Photography, it only takes a little inspiration and the creative expertise of local professionals to turn your vision into your dream day.
From the photographer:
The styled shoot started from a conversation I was having with several local vendors about highlighting their services on our photography blog. Because we all had something to offer, and because it's a beautiful thing when businesses work together, we decided to create a styled shoot to not only show what each individual vendor has to offer brides and grooms but also to show what that can look like when it's all put together. The Barn at Trinity Peak was our venue location, which was a perfect backdrop for the rustic-vintage style we were trying to achieve. Relics Vintage Rentals provided all of the pieces, transforming an early-spring field into a gorgeous backdrop for a ceremony location. Our models are a real married couple who will soon be celebrating their 11th anniversary, and I love working with real couples because we love the depth they add to the images!
Each vendor that participated added a special touch to the shoot. The invites and paper designs were provided by Danielle of DCo Lovenotes, who custom-created this new style specifically for our shoot. The watercolor sugar cookies, lemon bars, cheesecake, and frosted cake desserts were provided by Sweet Tooth Milwaukee, showing brides and grooms that the wedding day desserts don't have to be limited to cake. The gorgeous florals were provided by Alfa Flower & Wedding Shop, mixing in some pastels and early spring colors that matched perfectly with the vintage pieces and the natural backdrop of the field and barn. Bucci's Bridal provided the vintage-rustic wedding gown, adding a simple elegance to the shoot; and hair and makeup wer done by Naturally You by Amanda Shallow. I personally love how each vendor uniquely contributed to the shoot, showing that even an early April wedding in Wisconsin can be transformed into something incredibly alive and beautiful with the help of some of our incredibly talented Milwaukee-area wedding vendors.