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Published: Martha Stewart Weddings by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Where do we begin? Perhaps with how lucky we are to have been the photographers for Libby & Allen! They might actually hold the record for couple on our calendar for the longest amount of time. They booked us about two years before their wedding actually happened! Needless to say we looked forward to their wedding day for a LONG time. And wow did they plan the ULTIMATE wedding at the Milwaukee Art Museum. You can read all about it in Libby's own words on Martha Stewart Weddings, but these two had their FIRST DATE at the Milwaukee Art Museum, got ENGAGED there, and even had their WEDDING at the Milwaukee Art Museum! True romantics!

Which brings us to their feature on Martha Stewart Weddings website. AHHHHH!!!! Since we dove full-time our photography business 7 years ago, seeing our work featured on Martha has been a big goal of ours. And it's Libby & Allen's personalized, charming style that sparked Martha Stewart's interest!! We could gush on and on about their details, but please, do yourself a favor and head over to Martha's site and take a look for yourself. We'll never forget the reply we received from an editor minutes after submitting this wedding: "How Fun!" AHHH! Pinch us!!

Libby & Allen, we love you two to pieces and are so happy your wedding will inspire countless brides & grooms! Thank you for inviting us into your amazing celebration!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

PS: After viewing Libby & Allen's feature on Martha Stewart Weddings, take a peek at their entire wedding day here!

Milwaukee Art Museum Wedding | Libby & Allen by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

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Oh how much we adore these two! We've had Libby & Allen's wedding day on our calendar for over TWO years! From the moment Libby got in touch with us about being her and Allen's wedding photographers we knew we were going to fall in love with them! Their story is adorable, and seeing them together is even more adorable! 

Even though we had talked, emailed & snapped each other endlessly, the first time we actually met in person was their engagement session along the Mississippi River near Prescott, Wisconsin. Put simply, they are SO easy to photograph. They're best friends and their love for one another was bursting in front of our cameras. From then on, their wedding day at the Milwaukee Art Museum could not get here soon enough!

The white canvas of the museum complimented Libby & Allen's sense of amazing style beautifully. And seriously, those Louboutins were meant to be worn in that venue and on Libby's  feet! The Art Museum holds special meaning to Libby & Allen as that's where they went on their first date and on the day Allen proposed. Since they became engaged, the two of them collected vintage tea pots for their centerpieces to be filled with lilacs and spring blooms by Libby's Aunt. And did we mention Libby's mom, Kris, created the most gorgeous table linens as well as the bridesmaid dresses and Libby's sparkly reception dress & veil! 

As if we didn't have enough beauty on their wedding day, mother nature rolled in the perfect shade of fog that was thick enough to get lost in the sea of white! It was as if it was Libby, Allen, & their family and friends had the museum all to themselves and downtown Milwaukee was nowhere to be found (or seen)!

Libby & Allen, we adore you two, wish you were our neighbors, and are bursting with happiness that you now call each other husband & wife! Thank you for trusting us to document your marriage that was years-in-the-planning! Our hearts are full when we look at your photographs and how HAPPY the two of you were on your perfect day in Milwaukee :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Milwaukee Art Museum photos captured on film with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Nikon F100 with Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford 3200 and TriX 400; developed & scanned by Fast Foto & Digital.

Venue: Milwaukee Art Museum  |  Hair & Makeup: Beth Haroldson, Bella Beau Salon/Spa  |  Florist: Bride’s Aunt, Beth Baumann  |  Donuts: Holey Moley  |  DJ: Sound by Design  |  Invitations: The Polka Dotted Bee  |  Rings: Kesslers Diamonds  |  Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box  |  Programs, Menus: friend, Lynda  |  Bride's Gown: from Posh Bridal, designed by Casablanca Bridal  |  Bride's Veil & Reception Dress: made by Bride's Mom, Kris  |  Bride's headpiece: Nina from Che Bella Bridal  |  Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin, from Neiman Marcus  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: made by Bride's Mom, Kris  |  Groomsmen Attire: Shirts & Ties from J.Crew  |  Archway & Monogram: Made by Bride & Groom