The Cooperage Milwaukee Wedding

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The Cooperage Milwaukee Wedding – Photography and Videography

This wedding at The Cooperage, Milwaukee was one of our favorites this year. Sometimes the weather, timeline, and wedding all cooperate together and it creates absolute magic! Since we were doing both photography and videography for this wedding, that made things work seamlessly and allowed us to get a little more creative with everything we shot. The colors they picked worked perfectly with all of the surrounding textures. Check out the photos below and let us know what you think! If you are getting married soon, feel free to watch this video of Matt shooting a wedding or reach out through our contact page.

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Prep

For this wedding we did the prep photos at two separate Airbnb’s. The Cooperage has one connected to the building that is super convenient to use as a bridal suite. For the groom, we headed down the street to another local spot! We loved the natural light and exposed brick for the bridal prep!

Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride prep at the Airbnb above the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Flower girl showing dancing in white dress.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Wedding groom prep at a Milwaukee Airbnb.
Groomsman photos near the Cooperage in Milwaukee.
Groomsman photos near the Cooperage in Milwaukee.

First Look

This couple opted to do a first look with each other before their wedding ceremony. Sometimes finding a spot with good light in the middle of the day can be a bit challenging. We utilized some greenery near the wedding venue for our location.

Bride and groom first look in the city of Milwaukee.
Bride and groom first look in the city of Milwaukee.
Bride and groom first look in the city of Milwaukee.
Bride and groom first look in the city of Milwaukee.
Bride and groom first look in the city of Milwaukee.
Groom with American flag interior of his suit coat.

Ceremony

This wedding ceremony at the Cooperage in Milwaukee has to be one of my favorites from this season. Some clouds rolled in and made the most perfect light for us to capture the ceremony. Even, soft light like this makes for awesome color and is very flattering on skin. The Cooperage is such a beautiful backdrop for a wedding as well! Overlooking the Milwaukee river and Hoan bridge these two promised to love each other for the rest of their lives.

The outside of the event venue the Cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom taking polaroid photo to put into their time capsule at a wedding ceremony.
Polaroid time capsule.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at the cooperage in Milwaukee.

Wedding Party and Couple Portraits

These two put their trust in us to use our expertise and create gorgeous unique artwork for their wedding. They were game when we said we found an incredible location a couple of blocks away. Their orange and neutral tones went together so well. If you want incredible images, listen to your photographer and let them guide you. We are not just looking for pretty backdrops. It’s a lot more complex than that!

Bridesmaids in burnt orange dresses at a photo location near the cooperage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bridesmaids in burnt orange dresses at a photo location near the cooperage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bridesmaids in burnt orange dresses at a photo location near the cooperage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Groomsmen at a photo location near the cooperage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Groomsmen at a photo location near the cooperage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Wedding party in burnt orange and cream color at a photo location near the cooperage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.
Bride and groom photo locations near the cooperage in Milwaukee.

Wedding Reception

We were in love with their wedding reception decorations at the Cooperage. They incorporated flowers and feathers from their color palette. With all the natural greenery inside the venue, it looked amazing!

The cooperage bar in Milwaukee interior.
Dinner setup
Wedding reception set up with orange and cream.
Wedding reception set up with orange and cream.
Snack plate
Bride clapping during a speech.
Bride and groom chugging a beer while their party claps for them.
Wedding party posing in front of the cooperage sign.

Sunset Photos On The Rooftop With The Milwaukee Skyline

One of the biggest perks of having your wedding at the Cooperage in Milwaukee is the rooftop access overlooking the Milwaukee skyline and Hoan Bridge. The views are hard to beat! We had a perfect sunset and timed it just right so we would be up there at the optimal time for photos.

The cooperage rooftop wedding photos.
The cooperage rooftop wedding photos.
The cooperage rooftop wedding photos.
The cooperage rooftop wedding photos.
The cooperage rooftop wedding photos.
The cooperage rooftop wedding photos.

Dance

This group was full of energy and an awesome time to photograph! We had so much fun capturing the dancing portion of their wedding day narrative.

Bride and groom first dance.
Bride and groom first dance.
Dancing at a wedding reception with a full dance floor.
Dancing at a wedding reception with a full dance floor.
Dancing at a wedding reception with a full dance floor.
Dancing at a wedding reception with a full dance floor.
Dancing at a wedding reception with a full dance floor.

Vendors

Here are the vendors for this awesome wedding!

Photography: Forte Films and Stills 🙂

Videography: Forte Films and Stills 🙂

Venue: The Cooperage

Dress: Jasmines Galleria

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

DJ: Milwaukee Airwaves

To Learn More

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