Jaime & John were married at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.

I wish we could bottle up their day but these photographs will have to do!  It couldn’t have been more perfect.  From our initial meeting, we knew their nontraditional wedding would be one of our favorites.  They truly made their wedding theirs, which we really, really love.

Jaime and John had a small wedding party.  A best man and a Maid of Honor.  This wasn’t their only role in the wedding though.  They also officiated and did a phenomenal job!  Jaime and John wrote their own ceremony, too.  They felt that the most important aspect to incorporate was, of course love, but also respecting the equality and uniqueness of each other in their relationship.  For their vows, they stood on a rug to resemble their separate lives weaved together – which they will keep in their home as a reminder of the promises they’ve made.   Special shout out to Pete, Jaime’s dad, for the awesome cigar bar!  And her mom, Peggy, for making the flower girls dress!  Shannon even created all of their paper goods and a monogram they used throughout the wedding planning!

Small, intimate weddings have a different vibe.  We know that everyone was there because they truly love Jaime and John. And that they love them right back! It was a true honor to be involved in their day as much as we were.  Shannon even created all of their paper goods and a monogram they used throughout the wedding planning!

Here’s how we saw their day…

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All the sweet, little details…

Photographers: TJ and Shannon Uttke

Ceremony & Reception: Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Catering: Chef Jacks

Jaime’s Dress & Belt: Sarah Seven

Jaime’s Shoes: Tory Burch

Bracelets: Kate Spade

Jaime’s rings: “Jaime’s rings are a combination of some old family stones and new diamonds; Jaime’s mother’s original engagement diamonds and John’s grandmother’s diamonds. We worked with AC Zuckerman Jewelers in Mequon to put it together.”

John’s Ring: “John got an English Oak wooden ring from Bentwood Rings in Canada (which is a pretty cool company-for every ring purchased they donate money to AmericanForests to plant a new tree in North America).”

Day-of Coordinator: “There are so many people that contributed to the day of planning and setting up; Kimberly Dorfner at Pabst Brewery was the venue coordinator, our family and friends-especially Amanda Bedessem and Ashely Newman helped us out tremendously with set-up.”

Hair & Makeup: Neroli Salon

John’s suit: Mens Wearhouse

Flowers: “The flowers were a blend from West Allis Farmers Market, John’s mother’s (Carol) garden, Woodviolet, and our friend Amanda Bedessem. All arrangements/decor, bouquets, and boutonnieres were put together by Amanda Bedessem with help from Ashley Newman.”

Paper Goods: Shannon from Uttke Photography & Design

Ceremony Music: Alex Kilen

Disc Jockey & Lighting: Double Platinum DJ

First Dance: Dancing Shoes by Green River Ordinance

Father-Daughter Dance: Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison

Mother-Son Dance: 99 Million Miles by Jason Mraz

Pie Dessert: HoneyPie Cafe


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