Haley Meye, 29, Marketing Senior Associate at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Lives in Pewaukee, WI
Brandon Meye, 33, Chiropractor at Lake Country Health Center Lives in Pewaukee, WI
We both went to the same school for undergrad in UW Oshkosh but oddly enough didn’t meet until we both moved/lived in Milwaukee. Brandon and a friend of Haley’s actually picked Haley up to watch a Green Bay Packer game in 2013. As Haley got into his backseat, all Brandon could think about was “wow, who is this girl” and “my
Chrysler Sebring is so dirty”. The Packers lost that day but it was one of the best days of both of their lives.
Haley: When she got into the back of Brandon’s Chrysler Sebring, I was like oh boy this guy is dirty. He also is one of those boys who never throws their trash away.
Brandon: Wow, why has my friend hid this gorgeous blonde from me for so long. 🙂
We have talked about this before and we honestly aren’t sure – we were together for nearly 5 years before we got hitched. So love definitely happened at some point but it is hard to pinpoint an exact moment. We will say the moment we started dating something felt different than our previous relationships – so maybe we knew it was
special from the very beginning! 🙂
Shocking, we are from Wisconsin and love beer! So like Brandon and Haley have done many times before, we planned a “day date”. But a few weeks before the proposal, Brandon reached out to Uttke Photography, friends of the couple, and he wanted to plan a surprise proposal to Haley and was hoping to get some photographs of it. Of course Uttke’s immediately were on board.
Brandon wanted the day to be perfect. Since the two live in Pewaukee, he planned a day date in Milwaukee as they both had off of work. Their first stop, a Lakefront Brewery tour. After, Brandon would convince Haley to go get some pizza across the bridge. The photographers were waiting on the bridge for Brandon when he dropped to a knee. The plan went off without a hitch and Haley was so excited to say yes! Brandon then had coordinated dinner that night with his parents and his future in-laws to celebrate their engagement at Tre Rivali located within the Kimpton Journeyman Hotel in Milwaukee’s 3 rd ward district. Dinner was followed by some cocktails on the roof of the Kimpton at The Outsider with their dearest friends.
Grey, greens, navy
I loved how the main element of our invitations carried through to our wedding day. (Birch branch with wreaths.) Behind our backdrop was a real life birch branch with wreaths that tied the whole thing together. I also loved the simply wood table numbers, greenery, and lanterns. Everything was natural and rustic looking.
Our first look! We did a first look before our ceremony which was amazing – it was an intimate moment outside of our venue and it really helped calm our nerves. I would recommend this to any couple to do a first look – the day goes by so fast and you should be able to spend most of it with your future life partner and your closets family and friends (wedding party). And trust me, you still get all the feels during the ceremony – I mean all the people you love are there excited to be a part of your special day!!
I am in marketing and I absolutely love the details. Having everything cohesively be put together without being too matchy-matchy was my goal and with the help of Jordin and my mother and mother-in-law we did just that. Being able to purchase the wreath graphic from Jordin really helped tie things together as well as have Haley do some DIY. (Wreath used as DIY on guest chocolate gift tags, wedding party gift tags, menu cards, and the ceremony programs.)
I also wanted the wedding to be personalized and not necessarily follow the norm. Our wedding ceremony site was very traditional but our programs and ceremony were very non-traditional. Fun and personalized. But I think the most fun part was hand lettering my own placecards! Who knew this
would be the most fun!
Ceremony Site: St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy Chapel in Delafield, WI
Reception Site: Milwaukee Marriot West
Stationery: Unica Forma
Photographer: Uttke Photography
Flowers: Tracy Kastein
Gown: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria (New Glarus, WI)
Hair: Stylists from Glamour II (Waupun, WI) and Salon 311 (Fox Lake, WI)
Shoes: blingy sandals from TJ Maxx 🙂
Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddington Way (now out of business..)
Menswear: Bachrach (now out of business..)
Catering: Marriot (venue)
Cake: Sally’s Sweet Shoppe
Music/DJ: Audio Therapy
Budget: Ideally $30,000 but it was more than that!