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Intimate Milwaukee wedding at Dandy

Updated: Mar 13

'Midventurous Modern' vintage and eclectic wedding

Listen up, Covid-19 wedding planning friends. Adapting your event does not mean sacrificing details.


Whitney + Trevor were forced to cycle through a few versions of their wedding due to the pandemic. Ultimately, they landed on an intimate celebration of 30 guests at Dandy in Milwaukee.


In scale, their wedding was 'micro,' but the overwhelming joy felt on this day was anything but. And I think that's a big takeaway.


If Whitney's stylish face looks familiar, she's the graphic design queen behind my recent business rebrand. With all the creative talents in the world, Wit dove in deep with DIY designs for her own day.


Because of all the personality saturated into this fall wedding, and the unique design details from Whitney (OK, and her dress and hat and flowers, and heirloom pumpkins), Green Wedding Shoes picked this celebration to feature last November. You can find that real wedding feature right here.


I pulled photos from Whitney + Trevor's gallery that weren't featured on Green Wedding Shoes to showcase on my blog. I'm oftentimes so attracted to photos that don't get the 'popular vote;' but they tell a story - or have real emotion. I also really love photos where people are laughing...huge teeth, rolls of chins, squished noses. What's better, honestly??


Scroll through for all the delightful vendor details, too. During a time where we all had so much Covid fatigue, these wedding professionals still pulled off magic in a lovely + safe way. Starting with Cassie Rosch who photographed this day. Amazing, per usual. Cassie is a talent - so warm, observant and inviting. Steadfast, cozy coaching, and dynamite photo editing.

Look closely at the breast of these waffle robes. Wit hand-stitched everyone's names in this cool, whimsical-western font.

Here Whitney shines again with her unparalleled invitation suite.

These getting ready photos blow me away. Opal Bloom Milwaukee did an incredible job with hair and makeup - boldly accentuating natural beauty.

I'm going to say it - a dark brown velvet suit never stood out to me before this day. But, I mean, it's so handsome with those black accents! Converted.

It was my first time working with Michael with Alt's Mke. Kind of curious as to how we've never connected before this! His florals are so cool + unique. Many of his decor for the ceremony was locally foraged. Whitney's bridal bouquet was BIG. I loved all the dry drama.

Ah, Dandy. If I could live here, I would. The owner's of Dandy had recently had a baby - and even so, produced an amazing day for Whitney + Trevor! Literally didn't miss a beat. Even the bathrooms in this space are 100x cooler than anything I could design. The curation is eclectic + magical. I love it here.

How have I not touched on these pumpkins yet? Whitney grew up on a pumpkin farm in Illinois; and even though her parents retired from it a couple years ago they still grew well over 100 pumpkins in all of her favorite colors + varieties for the wedding.

Beans & Barley created these mouth-watering, autumnal cakes. While Kate's Kitchen Mke nailed their fig drip cake and monogramed sugar cookies!

Yet another thoughtful + fun detail. I'm obsessed with these ceramic table numbers that Whitney made with her *talented* friend Kim at Covet & Ginger. They also made love knots for every guest to have as a favor. Does anyone else love pottery?!

From Scratch Catering out of Cedarburg put together a really nice meal for guests to enjoy by candlelight.


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