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Hope & Dean | A Wedding at Gesu and Jan Serr

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Hope & Dean are married!

When two anesthesiologists meet in the trauma room, they’re bound to fall in love, get married, and party under a sea of disco balls.

With their ceremony at the Church of Gesu and reception at Jan Serr studio was quite the juxtaposition. Gesu was built in 1875 and was built drawing inspiration from the Cathedral of Chartres in France. Jan Serr Studio opened in 2019 and is as modern as it comes. The studio is named after Jan Serr herself who is known for her artwork in oil paintings, drawings, and photographs. While similar with strong historical backgrounds, Gesu and Jan Serr Studio couldn’t look more different.

The Church of Gesu speaks for itself. Jan Serr allows couples to transform it into whatever their vision is. For Hope & Dean, they worked with Rick of Sound By Design on a light installation. As we watched the sunset over Milwaukee from the floor-to-ceiling windows of Jan Serr, the disco balls and lights started glowing. Hope said this was the biggest surprise.

[The biggest surprise on the wedding day was] the lighting installation and the sunset in the venue. The beauty of both Gesu and Jan Serr were just absolutely striking and I truly feel as though they set the tone for the beginning of our marriage – just beautiful.

But as much as these two loved venues, they said their favorite part of the day was being alone, together. “[Our favorite part was] our first look and taking our photos alone.” Hope said, “I loved having private time with Dean. My favorite-favorite part would be when I got stuck to the tree within that time frame and how my veil had a mind of its own.” That’s true. Wait until you see the photographs.

Hope & Dean, congratulations!

All the little details

Photographers: TJ & Shannon of Uttke Photography

Planner: Amelia Loera

Hope’s Gown: White Dress Bridal Boutique for the dress,

Alterations & Bolero: Kit Co

Dean’s Suit: NL Suits

Hair Stylist: Lindsay “Dez” of Civilian Beauty

Makeup Artists: Arch Apothecary

Floral: Gene’s Floral

Paper Goods: MJ Creative Co

DJ, lighting & disco balls: Sound By Design

Catering: Saz’s

Desserts: Simma’s

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