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A Romantic, Rustic Wedding at Turner Ballroom in Milwaukee

Amber Harrigan (27 and an elementary school counselor) and Andy Harrigan (29 and a disability services employer) met while attending graduate school f

Amber Harrigan (27 and an elementary school counselor) and Andy Harrigan (29 and a disability services employer) met while attending graduate school for counseling at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Two years later, Andy arranged a small getaway for Amber's birthday at a cottage in Harbor Country, Michigan. While there, Andy asked Amber to join him on a walk to enjoy the sunrise along the lake. On that walk, Amber set up a camera for a timed photo with the scenic lake as a backdrop. When she went to pose for the photo, Andy got down on one knee with, the camera capturing the emotional moment. The couple decided to have their wedding near the University of Wisconsin's Milwaukee campus, choosing the historical Plymouth Church for their ceremony and Turner Ballroom for the reception. Amber and Andy picked a romantic style for their wedding. "Our venue helped to steer the direction, as it was a vintage-like building in downtown Milwaukee with a romantic/vintage ambience," Amber says. Since Amber likes neutral colors, the couple went with a color palette of white, cream and blush pink. Centerpieces followed the romantic style, with arrangements of roses and hydrangeas in mercury vases surrounded by warm candlelight, and wooden elements added a rustic charm to the setting. "Fun was also a huge element," Amber says, "and guests danced the night away on [Turner Ballroom's] giant stage."

Amber wore a strapless fit-and-flare Mori Lee dress with a blush sash. The dress included a lace caplet that she wore for the ceremony but removed for the reception.
Amber carried a bouquet of peonies and roses in various shades of pink.
Gray and Blush Wedding Invitation
Emerald Cut Diamond Wedding Ring
Amber and Andy First Look
Amber's bridesmaids donned short blush bridesmaid dresses with cream-colored sashes.
Andy's groomsmen wore dark gray tuxedos with blush ties. Andy even won the tuxedos at a bridal show that Amber admits she forced him to attend.
White Rose and Chrysanthemum Bouquet
Gray and Blush Wedding Party
Plymouth Church in Milwaukee
DIY Wooden Ceremony Sign
Rose Petals for Exit Toss
Large Black and White Wedding Program
Wedding Ceremony at Plymouth Church
Wedding Processional at Plymouth Church
Amber and Andy Wedding Recessional
DIY Framed Chalkboard Reception Sign
String lights hung overhead Amber and Andy's wedding reception at the Turner Ballroom, adding romantic lighting to the venue.
Oval Table Number With Candles
Centerpieces included flower arrangements of roses and hydrangeas in mercury vases surrounded by votive candles, adding to the romantic style.
Amber and Andy First Dance
Circular Pink Wedding Menu
Tall candelabra and baby's breath arrangements added dimension to the reception decor.
Amber and Andy's wedding reception at the Turner Ballroom featured romantic and rustic elements: The warm lighting and blush colors lent themselves to the former, while the wooden surroundings added to the latter.
In keeping with the rustic elements of the decor, Amber and Andy's guest book was a wooden sign guests could write on.