This year, I got to spend my birthday weekend with Jamie, Adam + their closest family + friends. It was one of the best birthdays to date.
Jamie reached out to me 18+ months before her wedding. She + I planned together while she + her fiancé lived in Bend, OR.
Jamie has INCREDIBLE style. Incredible. With so much creative energy + heart, she made planning an absolute joy. She told me early on in our planning that she's a brideszilla. And she was! I loved it so much. Give me all the brideszillas! Jamie always knew what she wanted, and I still admire her focus + vision so much.
The rain toyed with us a lot that morning and early afternoon, but she cleared just in time for the lakefront ceremony.
Jamie, if you'r reading this, there's still time to adopt me. Ask your Dad.
Here's the team from this one: Cooper Seipmann + Rachael Bevo, Fretless Music, Milwaukee Hot Club, Event Essentials, Enos Farms, Nüage Designs, Erika Zeronis, Mke Shuttle, Carol Hannah, The Black Tux and Hall Creative Co.
Crystals + a vintage mirror for Jamie getting ready.
I wouldn't do this family justice by writing a few paragraphs on their amazing energy + love. These people not only let me into their lives + homes for 18+ months, but they invited everyone to their Pewaukee lakefront home to celebrate all together. The warmth, style, spirit + general RAD-ness of Jamie + Adam's family will stay with me forever.
Jamie blew me (and everyone) away. She stunned in her Carol Hannah gown, and wore the same pearl choker that her step-mom wore when marrying her Dad on the very same lakefront property.
Jamie + Adam's getaway 'woody' boat's name was Brown Sugar.
Family polished Jamie's dad's old sailing trophies and we used them as vases for fresh flowers.
Enos Farms worked through many food restrictions in the creation of this amazingly fresh + delicious menu.
This was a homemade vegan wedding cake made by Jamie's family!
I just love Adam's face in this photo.
This is one of my favorite snaps of Jamie from the entire weekend. It's pure magic. She made the most beautiful bride, and laughed with her family all day long.