Hailey & Nathan
Winter Wedding Discovery World
Hailey & Nathan’s winter wedding at Discovery World was a stunning day in Milwaukee. They have known each other since the beginning of high school, and their love has grown each year since they first met. Their wedding day was a joyous celebration of all the moments they have shared thus far, and all the amazing moments yet to come. Alongside their wedding party, both Hailey and Nathan finished their wedding day preparations at St. Gabriel’s in Hubertus. It is a stunning church with gorgeous light (can’t ask for more than that as a photographer)! Nathan and Hailey wanted to see each other at the aisle, so the whole morning they had butterflies in anticipation of that moment. It did not disappoint. Nathan’s reaction at seeing Hailey for the first time was timeless. All of their love for each other was visible through their emotion at that big moment.
During the ceremony, Hailey and her father had a special moment as well (beyond their walk down the aisle). When Hailey was in middle school, her father took her out for dinner and told her that he wanted to present her with a ring that would symbolize his love and support for her. His idea was that this special ring would only be replaced when another man came along to care for her in the same forever way. During the ceremony, Hailey’s father shared that beautiful moment they had anticipated for years where he moved the ring from one hand to the other to make room for her wedding ring. It was such a special moment for them both.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party made their way toward Discovery World with a stop in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward. Always one of our favorite places to photograph, the Third Ward provided timeless and historic backdrops for this energetic wedding party. Though it was chilly, they never once complained. Likewise, Hailey and Nathan were major adventurers, traipsing around the block and giving the temperatures no consideration. Having done their engagement session in the Third Ward during the summer, this was a fun way to get pictures in completely opposite weather conditions!
Their celebration at Discovery World was every bit as exciting and emotional as the beginning of Hailey & Nathan’s day. With touching speeches from the Maid of Honor and Best Man (both of whom are Nathan’s siblings), there likely wasn’t a dry eye in the venue. (Our weren’t!) 😉 The dancing energy was magnified by the phenomenal band Hailey & Nathan had, and we are convinced that the Discovery World’s Pilot House has the best view of the city. A huge congratulations to Hailey and Nathan! We loved capturing these memories for you, and look forward to seeing the rest of your adventures as Mr & Mrs!
A special thank you to the following vendors: