Joe is a man of integrity. He is generous, respectful, dedicated to his family and work, eloquent in his words, cool as a cucumber and forgetful/borderline irresponsible :). DeAnn is extremely accepting, family oriented, generous, easy to get along with, reliable and stubborn :).
DeAnn and Joe first met while Joe was bartending part time at The Stillery in Richfield. DeAnn was interested, but Joe was oblivious. According to DeAnn, Joe actually rolled his eyes at her when she ordered a whiskey drink and asked if he could make it with vodka instead.
Somehow though, Joe still managed to add her as a friend on Facebook. They chatted on and off for several months, joking that they both really needed a vacation, but they never seemed to get together. After months of on and off chatting (it took Joe quite a while to figure out what was happening), they decided to get together for their first date.
To be honest, neither of them knew if it was actually a date or not. DeAnn thought Joe might be trying to sell her insurance, and Joe thought DeAnn was trying to recruit him into Isagenix. For the record, DeAnn never bought insurance from Joe, but Joe now uses Isagenix regularly. Soon into the first date though, they both knew this could be the start of something good.
Cooking, traveling, tennis, movie nights with the kids, wine, trying new restaurants, spending time with family, game nights with immediate and extended family.
Joe proposed to DeAnn at the Covered Bridge Park in Cedarburg. She thought he had just taken the day off so they could enjoy some time together. While they were at the bridge, Joe read DeAnn a letter he wrote her. She thought… “Wow this is good… how is he gonna beat this when he ACTUALLY proposes?” To her surprise, Joe got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. Of course she said yes and that brings us to today!
When starting out DeAnn said they didn’t have a clue when it came to a wedding vision. But together DeAnn and Joe created an elegant, vintage, and jazz feel with hors d’oeuvres. Their reception beautifully incorporated Terrace 167’s decor.
DeAnn and Joe elected to have no bridal party so their overall color scheme is based on their own attire and includes DeAnn’s ivory dress with silver rhinestones and Joe’s dark navy tux with a black lapel.
DeAnn and Joe’s wedding at Terrace 167 was beautiful! They elected for an indoor ceremony and delicious hoer de horves served throughout the reception. It was clear to everyone in the room the Joe and DeAnn were meant to be, and their loving and bubbly personalities made taking their photos extra fun!
DeAnn’s bridal gown was ivory with heavy rhinestone pearl beading on the bodice. The flowers are ivory with greens and a pop of blush for color. DeAnn and Joe’s wedding cake was a small (gluten-free) cake with ivory decor incorporating rhinestone or flowers.
Quite a few elements of the decore were created by DeAnn, Joe, and their family. The table decor was mason jars with fairy lights, candles, tulle, greens, and silver twine made by DeAnn and Her sister. DeAnn also created the dessert wood and glass stands.
DeAnn and Joe’s advice to other brides is to figure out what is important to you and focus on that. Email invites through the Knot were awesome! Quick responses and little follow-up made it very easy. I couldn’t imagine planning for a year. I am glad we did this in three months instead!
Huge thank you to all of the amazing wedding vendors that made DeAnn and Joe’s day run seamlessly. Congratulations DeAnn and Joe on the start of your next great adventure 🙂
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE: Terrace 167
PHOTOGRAPHER: Allysha Noelle Photography
MEN’S SUITS: Amelishan
WEDDING DRESS SHOP: Savvy Seconds
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: Christina Wu
HAIR STYLIST: Jennifer Trapp from Studio B
MUSICIAN: Ryan Meisel Jazz Band
CATERER + BAKER: Irene’s Catering Service
Choosing Ali to be our wedding photographer was hands down the BEST decision we made for our big day. Ali has an amazing artistic vision and she makes you feel like you are her only client. She is organized, professional, and has the sweetest and happy personality. Ali made us feel like celebrities! Her pricing for what you get when you become a client of hers is amazing! If you want the best, look no further.
Not only would we do it all over again with Ali, we will never use another photographer again for any other needs either. We will see her soon for family portraits too! Thank you, Ali! We wish you the absolute best in your business adventure!
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