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Basilica, ABBA, Pauly D, and Harley...Common Bonds | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

This is going to be a tough one to keep brief. This wedding had so much involved in the way of "funny stories I must remember for the blog" that even coming up with a somewhat appropriate title was a bit daunting.

I always try to remember themes....songs....stories. What came up for Paul and Katie's was: The Basilica....the band ABBA...a sighting of Pauly D...and Harley. Completely unrelated things...but somehow they all came together to create a wonderful wedding day.

Paul and Katie were married at the absolutely STUNNING Basilica of St. Josephat in Milwaukee. Now, if you've never paid a visit to this Milwaukee landmark, it may sound a bit trite when I say "stunning", but take my word for it...there are no other words to describe this place. It's truly breathtaking.
The former Bishop of Milwaukee, Bishop William Callahan, officiated the service...which was a full mass in all it's glory.

We made a few stops for pictures, including the art museum and the always awesome Iron Horse Hotel. I'm mid-shot when my 2nd shooter Maggie grabs my arm and says "The cast of JERSEY SHORE is here!"
Well..not the cast. Turns out this guy, Pauly D (I'm old...I don't watch this stuff! He's on that show, right?), was paying a visit to Milwaukee...and the lobby of the Iron Horse. Celebrity sightings at a wedding...good stuff, the things memories are made of.

Now, you may be stopping and asking yourself "Amanda....where does ABBA come in? Your story telling abilities are quite lacking....."
This is one I promised Paul would be blog-making, simply because it was pretty funny. I was talking to bride and groom, getting them relaxed during portraits, and Paul told me about the first time he told Katie that he loved her.
It was a great story.
For one, the guy waited a whole year....
For two, he did it at an ABBA tribute concert (Katie says it was probably during Mamma Mia!)
For three, Katie's response was "No you don't!" Or something to that affect...
Paul made a promise to spend the rest of his life proving it to her. (Insert AWWWWWWW here).

The reception was held at the Harley-Davidson Museum . Even though we lived in Milwaukee for some time, I had never been there before. What a neat place for pictures...lots of steel and gritty backdrops. Right up my alley.

It was a raucous good time. Paul and Katie have an envy-worthy group of friends and family that know how to bring out the PAR-TAY. The dancing! My lord, the DANCING! It was just a trip to about commitment to a craft. Paul and Katie carefully orchestrated a first dance that paid homage to some great movie-dance moments of the past....and to their rivaling football teams.

All in all, it was a great day....and I hope this blog post doesn't come off as rambling as it feels, but I wanted to get it all in!

Maggie and I enjoyed your day, Paul and Katie....thank you for allow us to take part. Enjoy your sneak peek!

The cufflink that wasn't a cufflink.
Even the BASEMENT of the Basilica is awesome.


Wind is my friend, sometimes.

The "Wedding Ring" (Paul and Katie's collection of friends and family that stood up with them as they took their vows)

This is just a small snippet of the 1st me folks...for those who witnessed was truly epic.

Commitment to the craft of dancing. I went through hundreds of "dancing" shots trying to find the one that encapsulated the "feel" of the dancefloor the best. It was a TASK...believe me, but this one was pretty funny, so here you go!

Ceremony: The Basilica of St. Josaphat Milwaukee, WI
Reception: Harley-Davidson Museum Milwaukee, WI
Videographer: Charms Video
Picture Locations: Milwaukee Art Museum

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anda said...

that first image. and the ceremony images. amazing. great idea for the ring shot, as well!

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