Lake Park Bistro Wedding in Milwaukee, WI | Leigh + Jake


Leigh + Jake

Intimate French-Themed Brunch Wedding

Inspired by their love of romance, France and food, Leigh + Jake wanted their wedding to represent who they are and what they value - good food (breakfast food in particular), travel, and honest connection. There was no where better to plan a romantic brunch wedding with all of their closest friends and family then at Lake Park Bistro. A quaint French restaurant overlooking Lake Michigan that pays homage to history and creates an intimate atmosphere.

Married at the top of the grand staircase, Leigh + Jake’s ceremony was incredibly special and unique. Judge Derek Mosley included all of the guests in the ceremony and performed one of the best ceremonies and handfasting traditions I’ve ever seen.  Everyone always underestimates how special wedding ceremonies can be - I truly believe this is the time to infuse your personality and do something different. Find old traditions that speak to you, come up with new ones, participate in your vows and truly go “all in”.  Leigh + Jake didn’t hesitate or hold back in their commitment to each other and it showed.

Immediately after the ceremony we ran away into Lake Park so Leigh + Jake could enjoy each other alone before the afternoon started. The romance + connection between these two was so so special to witness and photograph. The three of us meandered the park, I let them soak each other in and reflect on what just happened. We join the rest of the guests for mimosas + mingling, followed by brunch and sappy speeches.

Smaller + more intimate weddings feel so much more personal. Leigh + Jake gave me the opportunity to get to know everyone -- to be more intrusive and capture the experience. I was included and welcomed as their own. I had brunch with guests, mingled and talked to their friends + parents + sassy grandpa + twin brother + daughter + siblings and after brunch we all soaked in the sun and enjoyed hanging out on the front lawn for drinks and games. It was everything you could have ever wanted from a wedding.  

The Lindberg’s my friends.

All my love,



Venue: Lake Park Bistro

Hair & makeup: Style Hype

Gown designer: Sottero & Midgley, from White Dress Bridal Boutique - Fun Fact, WDBB added the custom cap sleeves onto the dress to truly make this a custom design!

Bridesmaid Attire: Adrianna Papell

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse

Florist: Pink Opal

Floral Day of Coordinator: Dan Wustrack (catering coordinator from Lake Park Bistro)

Musician: Brett Gaertner