A Wedding Ceremony at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage Chapel, Franklin, WI.
I met Rosanne when she was visiting a potential venue for her wedding with her parents. I happen to be photographing a wedding there.
I was part of the planning process since then, we discussed the timeline, making sure that we’re spending enough time at each location to get the best out of it.
Rosanne & Gimmi’s ceremony took place at the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage Chapel. It’s a hidden gem off the beaten path in Franklin, a retreat to bond with nature. With its soaring window, the ceremony took place overlooking a gorgeous view over the garden trees. Family and wedding party pictures took place outside in the garden. The gazebos, the garden, the bridge, and the trail path were the perfect background for gorgeous pictures of the couple.
The second location for pictures was the Formal Gardens at Frame Park,
The reception took place at the Frame Park Rotary Building and sunset pictures.
were done next to the river there.
As soon as we came back the couples joined the dance party.
The story of Jimmi & Rosanne from the perspective of Rosanne:
It was a Saturday night at what used to be the Wherehouse Dance Club in Milwaukee, WI. Around 2015, I started to learn how to salsa dance at the Wherehouse. Ever since I learned, I loved going dancing to continue to practice and learn new dances. In 2017 I invited one of my closest friends, Ashley, to go out dancing! I figured it was a night out with Ashley and to enjoy dancing the night away.
As I was finishing dancing to a song, Jimmi came up to me and asked me to dance to the next salsa song that the DJ was playing. He was ( and still is ) a great dancer, so I was trying my best to follow him and dance my "basic steps"(as I call them). I remember after the song that Jimmi asked me to get a drink at the bar. The conversation flowed naturally and I began to be intrigued by our actual conversation ( not just his amazing dance skills). He started talking about rock climbing and I was fascinated with it. A sport that I have not done yet and one that I would be interested in trying intrigued me. We made plans the next day to go rock climbing at Adventure Rock in MKE.
From there, the story of our mutual interests and love began. Our engagement was at Devils Lake State Park. It was during the fall when it was perfect peak fall colors. Jimmi told me to follow him off the beaten path surrounded by trees covered in beautiful yellow leaves. He started to tell me how much he loved me and the reasons why. Before I knew it, he was on one knee and proposed. I was completely caught off guard!
Pastor: Pastor Isaac from Harvest Community Center in Oak Creek
Cake: Periwinkle Bakery in Waukesha, European style torte is what we picked, Raspberry Symphony
DJ: DJ Adam Ruiz (bilingual Spanish DJ)
Flowers: Bel Aire Flower Shop