When the Badgers football team plays during your reception and you’re both die-hard fans and grads of UW, it’s a good thing to update your guests with the current score.
That’s exactly what groom Zach did when he began his toast. That way all the Badger fans in the crowd could then put away their phones and listen to the charming tribute he gave to his new wife, Liz.
The red and white run deep for this couple, who met at an UW alumni event and whose proposal was at the 50-yard-line of Camp Randall (Go Badgers!). Even their reception was held at the aptly named Wisconsin Club, the stunning historic mansion in downtown Milwaukee.
Their ceremony at Calvary Presbyterian was presided over by Pastor Nate Liedtke, Liz’s pastor from her hometown. His sermon centered around imperfect perfection. Even on their beautiful and incredible wedding day, he said, nothing is truly perfect. You see, one very important person was missing.
That absence was Liz’s beloved father, Ross, whose memory was kept alive throughout the joyous day. His presence was also brought to the party in high spirits by his good friend, Rick, who walked Liz down the aisle and was a worthy stand-in for the father-daughter dance. Liz’s brother, Erik, helped honor his father along with Rick by hoisting a glass to his dad at the end of his touching toast to his sister and brother-in-law.
Ross’ legacy is his children, and it was clear from the love showered on Liz throughout the day that he and his wife, Lisa, did a mighty fine job. The joy that everyone had for the union of these two Badger fans was felt in every hug, kiss and cheer.
The Badger football team did these alums proud on their wedding day, beating the Cornhuskers 38-17. But you could say the biggest winners that night were Liz and Zach, who started out their married lives together surrounded by beauty and so much love.
We hope you enjoy this Sneak Peek as we work on their larger project to come in the followin months.
Videography: Sweet Pea Cinema
Church: Calvary Presbyterian
Reception Venue: Wisconsin Club
DJ: A Personal Touch
Photography: Leo & Jenny Photography
Florist: Jane Kelly Floral
Bride’s gown: WTOO by Watters from Miss Ruby
Bridesmaid attire: Bari Jay from The Wedding Shoppe
Goom’s attire: Kenneth Cole from Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s hair/makeup: Creative Beaute Agency
Cake: Classy Girl Cupcakes
Ceremony Musicians: Milwaukee String Quartet