“She’s my girl.”Those are the words Chris said just a few hours before his marriage to Bridget at the Basilica of St. Josaphat on Milwaukee’s south side.
It’s the way he said it that caught our breath, and we knew that moment of declaring his love would be one of the key scenes in the Sneak Peek of their wedding video.
Bridget, of course, also wore her heart on the sleeve of her delicate bridal robe while she tearfully read a letter from Chris during her wedding prep at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel. She hadn’t expected to get emotional, but Chris’ sweet note touch just the right note. Tears of joy!
That all led up to their wedding ceremony at the Basilica, the same location where Chris’ parents tied the knot roughly 30 years ago. If you haven’t been to this holy place, it’s an absolute must. Its beauty and grandeur are devotions to God and sacred ceremonies.
Finishing the night, the couple, along with their parents, hosted family and friends at Black Swan MKE, where we hadn’t filmed before; talk about a dramatic entrance with plunging stairs into the main event space! The rough timber pillars and cream city brick, along with windows and doors that face the Milwaukee River, are enchanting, as was Bridget and Chris’ reception. We’ve never seen a bundt cake at a wedding, but loved it! And their choreographed first dance had everyone in the crowd smiling and clapping.
As everyone else joined in the dancing, a mystery guest popped in and the place erupted in cheers. Bucky Badger amped up the party with a little “Jump Around” for these University of Wisconsin-Madison grads.
We are so happy for these two, whose indefatigable spirits were pure joy to film. We hope you enjoy this Sneak Peek until we can finish their full project down the road.
Sweet Pea Cinema
Events To a T
Basilica of St. Josaphat Milwaukee
Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
Black Swan MKE
Sound By Design
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Chef Jack’s Catering
Bon Bon Belle Bridal