Whitney grew up on a pumpkin farm in Illinois. Although her parents retired from farming a few years ago, they made an exception + bred over 100 heirloom pumpkins for their daughter’s special day. We’re holding back the harvest tears here! Through COVID challenges + a whirlwind planning process, Whitney + Trevor still managed to host the coolest fall micro-wedding imaginable.
Whitney, graphic designer and illustrator, shares some #bts realizations: It was very important to me that the day felt like the US, so I tried to include thoughtful details that highlight our personalities. I designed all the wedding collateral myself. as well as favors, table numbers and our cloth napkins! Using many of our favorite local small businesses as vendors really helped make the day what it was. A real love work!
Handcrafted details, a stunning bridal cape and 100 pumpkins are the main ingredients for this fall wedding planned by Rosewood Weddings in Dandy, Milwaukee. Every great moment captured by photo mastermind Cassie Rosch:
Here is the proof you need that the bride is an incredibly talented graphic artist + illustrator. These ornate details are full of whims and all designed by Wit And Co.
How to rock a bridal cape
Let’s get down to business. This bridal cloak is drawn straight from our dreams; However, it is only part of the whole stylish puzzle.
Whitney Shares Her Styling Journey: The beauty of a wedding dress is that it can be exactly what you want it to be. “Why spend a lot of money on something that would only be worn once,” I thought. I went for a simple Shona Joy dress that I found online (I’ll have it converted into a midi dress so I can wear it again) paired with a long beaded cape from Prim + Prairie on Etsy and the Krone Juwel – a custom-made hat made of 100% beaver felt, handcrafted by Royal Stag Hats. Since I often wear hats, I thought to myself, when could I treat myself to something special that I will wear forever? Something that feels perfect to me!
A great autumn bouquet with every imaginable neutral autumn color.
As we turned our back to Trevor on the roof, I turned to our first look! He had read a note I had written to him and when he turned to look at me the look in his eyes was indescribable. I never want to forget how I felt in that moment. Barely a second in the morning would get ready with all of my best friends in my hotel suite. Mimosa, food, hair, and makeup – you name it. The whole day was just a dream.
Bridesmaids in silk + alley photos
Wonderful + mysterious eyes! Opal Bloom Mke’s stunning hair and makeup work peeks across this chic, rust-colored mask.
Brown velvet suits from Indochino gave this stylish wedding great autumnal richness! Love these guys in texture.
Hello fall wedding team.
100 heirloom pumpkins for this fall wedding
These heirloom pumpkins were literally grown with love in any color palette the bride wanted and were stunning to say the least. Is there anything more personal?
Dramatically dried flowers form the bride’s bouquet and decorate the venue. Alt’s Mke dries and feeds its own product and uses the incredibly matching crop range to compliment these pumpkins!
Processional: I would wait for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
Recession: This will be our year of the zombies
First dance: No organized dancing this time – but hopefully sometime in the future!
Excuse us as we ball up this delightful energy and save it for a rainy day …
My biggest advice would be: be ready to change your plans … and change them again … and maybe all over again. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you commit to your partner – everything else is just extra. Decide which parts are most important to you and let go of the other things. Our wedding did NOT take place as we imagined, but we still made the most of it and had a very intimate celebration. There are many other things that I wish I could have done – but now that I’ve gotten over them, I’ve found that many of these details that I was concerned about were on the grand scheme of things really didn’t matter.
Harvest wedding reception mood
These table numbers and table card knots are the impressive result of the bride’s collaboration with a local ceramist. Unique ceramics and personalized paper from Wit And Co.
Drinks on us! This vintage-inspired venue has the coolest midventurous vibes.
Fig and dripping caramel from Kate’s Kitchen Mke round off this amazing harvest celebration.
Cheers to S + T! Thank you for sharing your intimate fall celebration with us. And happy harvest from GWS!
Photography: Cassie Rosch Photography // Name of the venue: Dandy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA // Event design: Wit And Co. // Planning: Rosewood Weddings // Flowers: Atl’s Mke // Wedding dress: Shona Joy // Preparing robes: Wit And Co. // Hairdresser: Opal Bloom Mke // Make-up artist: Opal Bloom Mke // Groom clothing: Indochino // Paper goods: Wit and Co. // Catering: Catering from scratch // Cake: Kate’s Kitchen Mke // Desserts : Kate’s Kitchen Mke // Bridal hat: Royal Stag Hats