For Kellen and Matt, Hotel Madrid and the Milwaukee Art Museum reflected their desire for a quirky, modern and international wedding.
Elegant Affair with a Black-and-white Motif
Wedding: July 14, 2018
Ceremony & reception: Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, Egg Harbor
Honeymoon: Santorini, Mykonos, and Barcelona
The wedding of Olivia Harlan and Samuel Dekker was an elegant affair, complete with a black-and-white motif, greenery dripping from the ceiling and five stunning chandeliers hanging in a luxe tent on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The chic celebration began with Olivia walking down the aisle to the Gone with the Wind theme song—a family favorite starring Olivia de Havilland, the bride’s namesake. The couple sealed their union with a sand ceremony: Sam and Olivia poured sand from their trip to Jerusalem to symbolize their faith as their foundation, Sam’s parents poured sand from his hometown of Sheboygan and Olivia’s parents topped it off with sand from Door County, where her family lives. The couple’s love of sports was apparent throughout their big day (Olivia is a reporter for ESPN and Sam plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers): Olivia sported a custom garter that included pieces of Sam’s jersey, and bridesmaids received a gift of—what else? —monogrammed Nike sneakers.