Lauren and Zach’s decades long love story had its biggest chapter to date earlier this month at the elegant Farm at Dover.
These two started out knowing each other as just kids in the neighborhood and even dated in high school, but it wasn’t until they bumped into each other on the busy streets of New York that something beyond friendship began.
And then earlier this month, these two brought family and friends from all over the country to the beautiful Farm at Dover to share in their faith-filled wedding ceremony and delight in all things Wisconsin.
Zach and Lauren keep God close to their hearts, so it’s no wonder that Bible verse Mark 10:8 was ever present throughout the day and was even engraved on the inside of Zach’s wedding band.
No longer two, but one
Bride and groom prep began at the Iron Horse Hotel a fitting way to start showcasing what Milwaukee has to offer in the Harley-Davidson-inspired hotel? Once the bridal party arrived at the farm, the women headed to the antique-filled main house and the guys to the granary until it was time for Lauren and Zach’s first look and gift exchange. Keeping God close during this private moment, Lauren asked Zach to pray with her, a sacred request that was honored beautifully.
Attention to detail throughout this wedding day was amazing, the result of the couple, their families and wedding planner Meredith of Blue Fancy. Everywhere we turned, there was something beautiful to record: from Lauren’s custom-designed engagement and wedding band, to family jewelry being reset into a tie bar and cuff links, as well as the beautiful blue gem set into a wedding day ring that was Lauren’s something old, borrowed and blue.
New Life Church Lead Pastor Caleb Klinge presided over the ceremony that was tucked into a glen of trees, a green leafy canopy making nature’s best cathedral and floral by Bloom Floral & Event Design added a delicate pop of color. Lauren and Zach promised each other many things in their personalized vows, and their words were so poignant and loving that we made them the centerpiece of their Sneak Peek.
After the ceremony, family photos and wedding portraits brought everyone in close, but then it was on to the magnificent barn for the reception. If you haven’t had a chance to see the barn at the Farm at Dover, it should be on your list. Owners Tom and Juan have transformed the spot into a set worthy of a Hollywood feature: chandeliers, wild game mounts, original wood and plenty of space. We could also see the handiwork of wedding planner Merideth Blue Fancy everywhere we turned.
And like every good book, the best is often saved for the final pages. In this case, it was Lauren and Zach’s choreographed first dance, which is about as good as it can get. These two floated across the dance floor and reminded us of all the fantastic dancing in “La La Land,” making it look completely effortless.
Congrats to the newlyweds!
Videography: Sweet Pea Cinema
Planner: Blue Fancy
Photography: Elizabeth Haase Photography
Venue: The Farm at Dover
Florals: Bloom Floral & Event Design
Hair & Makeup: Beauticianzillas
Bride’s dress: White Dress Bridal Boutique
Catering: Chef Jack’s
Bar: Drink Inc
Cake: Aggie’s Bakery and Cake Shop
DJ: All-Star Music
Bridesmaids’ attire: Adriana Papell