Mari-Kathleen & Ali were spoiled with the most amazing September weather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They had a beautiful day from start to finish. My day started with their first look. I set Ali up in the South Garden which is directly east of Coast. Mari who was stunning and gorgeous in every way, approached him gently. My heart melted during the moment where they locked eyes for the first time. I absolutely love first looks and I'm so glad that they chose to do so!

Coast, a Zilli exclusive venue, is unique and charming. It has city and garden vibes alike - it truly is the best of both worlds. Because of this, it allowed us to capture a variety of portraits without the need to venture far. A bonus for me is that parking was extremely convenient too. Their outdoor ceremony, nestled in a garden-like setting but surrounded by the cityscape with the lake in the background, created a memorable ceremony for all! Their officiant, who delivered a funny and heartfelt ceremony, made it all the more memorable.

To wrap it all up, Mari and Ali's wedding was a timeless, charming, and classic affair that felt overly special without a bridal party. This intentional choice directed the spotlight entirely on Mari & Ali - as it should be! Enjoy these photos from their special day!