Whimsical + Romantic Vila Filomena Wedding in Milwaukee WI - Lizz + Andrew


Lizz + Andrew

Married In Milwaukee

I’m not even sure where to start with these two, from our first phone call it was safe to say it was an instant connection. The type of certainty that you get when you meet someone and become fast friends and know that things click. That was the case with Lizz + Andrew - after our ridiculously long engagement session, mainly due to good conversation, I was beyond excited to photograph their wedding.

Married at Villa Filomena, Lizz + Andrew tied the knot in front of their closest family and friends and spent night drinking + dancing to single handedly the best wedding music ever. I truly couldn’t have asked for a better day and when I imagine a good wedding, I think of theirs. The amount of effort + attention to detail they incorporated was amazing. From hand drawn invitations, shopping small for jewelry, eco friendly diamonds, childhood photos and personal mementos for decoration, using Lord of The Rings music for their ceremony, tons of food variety options, and keeping things true to themselves - it was nothing short of magical.

On top of the details of their day holding significance, they really gave me the creative freedom to pick locations and trusted my process. We started at the The Plaza, did a first look at Lake Park, strolled along the lake and then headed to the venue for bridal party photos + family formals. The ceremony took place on Villa Filomena’s Ivy covered terrace, followed by mingling and stationed dinner. Friends + Family gave heartfelt speeches and they shared first dances. We ran away at sunset for a secret little rooftop session and we finished the night dancing and celebrating and I never wanted to leave.

The day after I wrote the following, “I’m not sure where to start and to be honest I’m overwhelmed by all of it. Some love is just different and on another level. You could see in the detail, in the way their circle helped, how others talked about them, the vows they wrote and the promises they made. Lizz + Andrew are a pair that’s far + few between and I am so damn grateful I was apart of it.”

I still feel grateful. The Dworaks’ my friends, truly a pair for the books.

All my love,


Being from Chicago- Lizz + Andrew turned to Married In Milwaukee for an amazing lineup of vendors that truly made their day so special.


Getting Ready Location: The Plaza Hotel

Venue (Ceremony + Reception): Villa Filomena

Hair & Makeup: Neroli Salon Spa

Gown Designer + Retailer: Juno by Wtoo Watters / Miss Ruby’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Shoes of Prey

Bridesmaid Attire: Tommy Hilfiger pants; The Tie Bar bow ties; Bill Levkoff dress

Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse suits; The Tie Bar ; The Tie Bar bow ties; David’s Bridal dress

Florist: Groom’s Mother - Ordered Wholesale + DIY

DJ/Band: Sound by Design - They truly shined for this event. Lizz + Andrew had a very specific playlist and genres of music they wanted to hear and Sound by Design did an amazing job accommodating that.

Caterer: Irene’s Catering

Earrings: Delezhen on Etsy

Bride’s Rings: Brilliant Earth (made of recycled material and lab grown diamonds)

Groom’s Ring: Someday In September on Etsy

Save the Dates: Designed/Drawn by Bride, printed via Vistaprint

Invitation: Designed/Drawn by Bride, printed via Shutterfly

Wedding Cake: Sweet Tooth Bakery

For a full cost breakdown and all the details from their day, check out this feature on Married In Milwaukee!