5 Looks for a Milwaukee Art Museum Wedding!
A Milwaukee Art Museum wedding never fails to impress. The building is the crown jewel of Milwaukee architecture, the view of the lake is stunning and the team there is the best in the business. But, perhaps the strongest argument for having a wedding in this beautiful space is its flexibility to make it whatever you reflects your style. While the building is quite modern, the space itself, with its vaulted ceilings and white wash, is like a big blank slate, able to take on any color palate through linen choices and lighting. Over the years, we have photographed many weddings here of a variety of sizes and styles. We wanted to take an opportunity to show you some of the highlights and really demonstrate how this venue can be used in a variety of ways.
1. Intimate Winter Wedding
Kelly and Tricia were planning a very intimate wedding. They loved the idea of a Milwaukee Art Museum wedding, but weren’t sure such a vast space could work for their smaller gathering. With the help of Dynamic Events by David Caruso, they came up with a perfect solution to make their whole plan come together. They had to find an elegant way to divide the room for all their purposes: ceremony, dinner and dancing. The answer came in the form of setting up the dinner area in the middle of the room, shrouded in walls of beautiful, semi-translucent draping. This elegant solution gave the guests a hint of decor as the passed the area on their way east to the ceremony area, which hey set up all the way to the east of the the hall.
Once guests were invited into the dinner area, they were greeted by an amazing antler chandelier and a crystal ceiling. With the combination of a creative vision and the Milwaukee Art Museum space, most anything is possible!
After dinner, the guests were invited back into the ceremony area now transformed into a dance floor with a lounge area!
2. Blue, Silver and Gray Accents
With a stark white backdrop any color scheme fits nicely in this flexible space. Kate and Garret went with a range of blues, silvers and grays in their linens, flowers and decor for a classic and classy look.
Even with a sizable guest list, they were still able to comfortably find space for all their guest tables as well as a lounge area for taking a break from dancing.
3. It’s All About the Flowers
Some couples choose the Milwaukee Art Museum because they love the space the way it is and want to allow it to shine through. In those cases, neutral linens and minimal uplighting is the order of the day. The flowers become the central point of color popping for this style of reception. Here are a few different weddings that went this route in their own way.
For their Milwaukee Art Museum wedding, Lauren and Tim wanted to let this beautiful building shine, choosing white linens and a touch of uplighting. This left them with a wonderful opportunity to let their flowers become the sole pop of color in the otherwise clean slate of a room. Belle Fiori took full advantage with these colorful centerpieces.
Impressions by Esther did an unbelievable job with Stephanie and Andy’s wedding, creating these amazing jars of flowers.
ArtQuest came up from Chicago for Nicole and Dan’s Milwaukee Art Museum wedding and knocked it out of the park.
4. Spring to Life
Warming up the space for their Milwaukee Art Museum wedding through uplighting and a springy color palate, Kamyia and Damone did something completely different. With the help of Dynamic Events by David Caruso, this was one of the most colorful and inviting uses of the space we’ve seen.
5. Crystal Palace
Dynamic Events by David Caruso did it again with this unbelievable treatment of the space for Elizabeth and Brad’s Milwaukee Art Museum wedding. With literally over 1 million crystals that took a couple days to set up and a couple more to take down, the whole town was talking about the latest “installation piece’ at the museum. Perhaps the element that took the cake was, well, the cake. It was suspended from the ceiling, gently swaying to and fro while resting atop an inverted chandelier. The Cake Lady was especially excited to see those photos!
Luckily, the lift used to assemble this crystal palace was still available for us to photograph the room from above, the only way to really capture the grandeur of the room.